Ladies, I found a secret herb out there that provides relief from menopause and improves bone health! Red clover is our special guest for discussion today. Although a host of health benefits, red clover is the wallflower at the wellness party. Once you discover how to use red clover and what it does thought, this herb will be a star in your health regimen.
Benefits of Red Clover
The pink and purple tufts that form above a bed of three or four leafed clovers are where the real magic is! Red clover does not have any negative side effects when taken correctly.
- Maintains Bone Strength
Red clover is often part of an osteoporosis diet, because it contains medicinal properties that help improve bone health while preventing further deterioration. Women who suffer from the female athletic triad or eating disorders often have to take red clover supplements.
- Improves CardiovascularHealth
Not only does this plant improve arterial health by reducing the hardening of the arteries, it aids in circulation throughout the body, helps control high cholesterol, and prevents heart disease.
- Cancer Prevention
Since red clover can aid in preventing drastic hormonal changes, it is thought to aid in fighting off prostate and endometrial cancers.
- Treats Skin Conditions
The isoflavones in red clover are effective in slowing the skin’s aging process. Also, for inflammatory conditions like rosacea, eczema, and dermatitis, red clover can provide topical relief.
- Controls Menopausal Symptoms
Hot flashes, night sweats, breast pain or tenderness and all the trouble that comes with menopause can be lessened with red clover. Girls who suffer from PMS can also benefit from red clover, thanks to the special phytoestrogens red clover emits.
- Fights Respiratory Infections
Red clover has been proven to loosen phlegm thanks to a natural cleansing effect it has within the body. This plant is also beneficial in relieving symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough.
You can find red clover in capsule form, dried herb form, and in teas. Be sure not use this herb responsibly.
The daily recommended intake of isoflavones is 85 mg for most adults. So, you can take two 20-40 mg capsules of dried red clover daily.
If you are going to use red clover in tea, you can consume it up to 3 times a day. Or, if using a red clover tincture, 60-100 drops daily is most effective.
While red clover may seem like some wonder drug, remember that some people need to take caution. If you are using contraceptive pills, pregnant or trying to become pregnant, do not use red clover. Also, avoid this if you or anyone in your family has had breast or ovarian cancer. Red clover is also not recommended for individuals with liver conditions.
Whenever I learn about how potent natural plants and herbs can be in terms of wellness, I get excited. Red clover seems like a great addition to supplements when used correctly and for thing like menopause or skin rashes. Give it a try! And if you have ever used red clover, what did you think? 🙂