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Alfalfa Herb - 60 capsules - Herbal Collection

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Alfalfa Herb - 60 capsules - Herbal Collection.

Medicago Sativa 



    May help with

    • Useful for convalescents who need easily assimilated food
    • Hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis
    • Menopause, hot flashes
    • Anemia, demineralization, asthenia
    • thinness
    • Cosmetology: prevention of sunburn (sunscreen), anti-aging of the skin


    Medicago sativa


    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Luzerne


    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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    plant name


    Alfalfa , Big clover , Burgundy hay


    International Latin denomination


    Medicago sativa L.


    botanical family


    Fabaceae subfamily Faboideae (ex - Papilionaceae , ex - Leguminosae )


    Description and habitat


    • Perennial herbaceous plant 20 to 70 cm high, with trilobed leaves, papilionaceous tubular flowers ranging from yellow to blue violet, gathered in ovoid clusters
    • The fruit is a helix-coiled pod with spiral seeds
    • Cultivated and subspontaneous in most temperate regions of Europe, Asia, North Africa


    History and tradition


    • Pliny reports that it was introduced into Greece by the Persians during the Persian Wars (5th century BC)
    • Fodder plant harvested in summer, very melliferous
    • Used in crop rotation because it brings Potassium to the soil through nitrophilic bacteria, like all Fabaceae
    • It has been used to produce chlorophyll and carotene industrially and for its nutritional properties


    Parts used


    • Aerial parts, sprouted seeds


    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots


    Main components of essential oil




    Plant properties

    • estrogen, lactagogue
    • Revitalizing and remineralizing (rich in Silicon)
    • Supply of easily assimilated nutrients
    • Specific anti-LH activity
    • Hypocholesterolemic due to the presence of saponosides which, by forming an insoluble complex, inhibit the intestinal absorption of cholesterol and promote its faecal elimination
    • Antidiabetic [1] , insulin-like effect [2]
    • Anti-haemorrhagic (presence of vitamin K)
    • Neuroprotective, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, antimicrobial

    Bud properties


    Properties of essential oil




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Useful for convalescents who need easily assimilated food
    • Hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis
    • Menopause, hot flashes
    • Anemia, demineralization, asthenia
    • thinness
    • Cosmetology: prevention of sunburn (sunscreen), anti-aging of the skin
    • Diabetes (?)


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    Known or suspected mode of action


    Usual formulations




    Possible side effects and precautions for use


    • No continuous food use
    • Contraindicated in dys-immune diseases: observation of reactivation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or other pathologies by consumption of alfalfa seeds and sprouts used for their cholesterol-lowering properties due to their high content of saponins [1] , [ 2]
    • Lupus induction is also possible [3] , [4] , [5]
      • A case-control study found a significant association between alfalfa administration and lupus [6] , [7]
    • Incompatibilities with certain anticoagulant medications due to its vitamin K content


    Bibliographic references


    1. Aller↑ Swanston-Flatt SK, Day C, Bailey CJ, Flatt PR. Traditional plant treatments for diabetes. Studies in normal and streptozotocin diabetic mice. Diabetology. 1990 Aug;33(8):462-4. PMID 2210118
    2. Aller↑ Gray AM, Flatt PR. Pancreatic and extra-pancreatic effects of the traditional anti-diabetic plant, Medicago sativa (lucerne). Br J Nutr. 1997 Aug;78(2):325-34. PMID 9301421
    3. Aller↑ Akaogi J, Barker T, Kuroda Y, Nacionales DC, Yamasaki Y, Stevens BR, Reeves WH, Satoh M. Role of non-protein amino acid L-canavanine in autoimmunity. Autoimmune Rev. 2006 Jul;5(6):429-35. PMID 16890899
    4. Aller↑ Montanaro A, Bardana EJ Jr. Dietary amino acid-induced systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1991 May;17(2):323-32. PMID 1862241
    5. Aller↑ Alcocer-Varela J, Iglesias A, Llorente L, Alarcón-Segovia D. Effects of L-canavanine on T cells may explain the induction of systemic lupus erythematosus by alfalfa. Arthritis Rheum. 1985Jan;28(1):52-7. PMID 3155617
    6. Aller↑ Petri M, Thompson E, Abusuwwa R, Huang J, Garret E. BALES: the Baltimore Lupus Environmental Study. Arthritis Rheum 2001; 44:S331.
    7. Aller↑ Mary Isabella. Drug-induced and toxic lupus, polymyositis, dermatomyositis and Sjögren's syndrome Therapeutic medicine. Volume 14, Number 4, 237-46, Juillet-Août 2008, Dossier. DOI: 10.1684/met.2008.0169 full text
    • Ready PE. Effects of L-canavanine on immune function in normal and autoimmune mice: disordered B-cell function by a dietary amino acid in the immunoregulation of autoimmune disease. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1985 Jul;63(7):843-54.
    • Saloniemi H, Wähälä K, Nykänen-Kurki P, Kallela K, Saastamoinen I. Phytoestrogen content and estrogenic effect of vegetable fodder. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1995Jan;208(1):13-7. PMID 7892287
    • JA Hettle, WD Kitts. Effects of phyto-estrogenic alfalfa consumption on plasma LH levels in cycling ewes. Animal Reproduction Science - December 1983 (Vol. 6, Issue 3, Pages 233-238)


    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


    This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


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