A wild plant belonging to the legume family, whose flowers and leaves have been used for medicinal purposes all around the world. Various Native American cultures ate the leaves as food, and used the plant for sore eyes, cough, fevers, and menopause, as well as a salve for burns. In traditional Chinese medicine, an infusion of the flowers can be taken internally as an expectorant; while in Russia, another infusion is used as treatment for bronchial asthma. In Europe, it’s considered an aid for liver and digestive ailments. Scientific tests have shown that red clover contains isoflavones, plant-based chemicals that produce estrogen-like effects in the body.
Possible health benefits: reduces menstrual pain, hot flashes, blood pressure, promotes good digestio