Methods of Red Clover Uses - Ways to Obtain its Benefits, Parts to Use, etc
There are several common methods of red clover uses to allow us to obtain the health benefits of this excellent herb. These are briefly discussed in this article.
Parts of the Red Clover Plant
Red clover flowers, also called "red clover blossoms", are the main part used for medicinal purposes. Another commonly used term is "red clover tops".
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A note about the Methods of Red Clover Uses - Ways to Obtain its Benefits, Parts to Use, etc
Herbs are God and nature's gifts to us. While the use of herbs and herb remedies has brought excellent results for many people, do note that their health benefits may be limited when they are used in isolation. However, when combined with some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition, the impact on one's health will be greatly magnified.
In natural health and healing, we believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases. We also believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Mans understanding. It is thus a good idea to apply these fundamental health steps no matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem.
The red clover leaf and flower are also used as food, in salads as well as soups. I am not aware of particular uses for the red clover seed.
There are certain health benefits of red clover contained in its parts. For example, red clover flower head or tops contain coumarins, a substance which has blood-thinning properties, thus helping to improve blood circulation and reduce blood clotting.
Red clover oils extracted from the plant also mild anti-inflammatory properties which make it useful in alleviating skin conditions such as eczema. In addition, they contain compounds which help to reduce airway congestion and sooth coughs.
Methods of Red Clover Uses - Routes of Administration
This herb is generally administered via a variety of common red clover uses and preparations, like red clover tincture, red clover tablets, red clover pills, red clover capsules, etc - these are made from red clover extract. Red clover liquid extract is standardized to specific isoflavone contents.
In addition, red clover tea can be prepared and drank, or red clover can be made into syrup.
Another route of administration is topical red clover use in the form of an ointment.
Further, because of its anti-cancer properties, red clover poultices are applied on external cancerous growths which appear on the surface of the body.
Red Clover Tea
Red clover tea is nice-tasting and considered delicious by many. It can be sweetened and drank as a daily tea. Red clover tea is brewed simply by adding boiling water to the dried flowers and steeping for 10 to 15 minutes.
Red clover tea can also be prepared using the following instructions.
Red clover dried herb taken in the form of tea
Red Clover Pills or Capsules
Red clover Tincture or Liquid Extract
Red clover standardized isoflavone extracts
Red Clover Topical or External Treatment
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