Benefits of Red Clover
Red clover or also known as bee bread, cow clover, meadow clover, purple clover or wild clover is a wild, short-lived plant. It is grown to feed cattle, sheep, horses and other domestic livestock. But this perennial herb has also been used as an herbal remedy and alternative medicine for many ailments.
Red clover contains many nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium and several other vitamins and minerals. The isoflavones is one of the compounds that bring about the many benefits of red clover.
Other than red clover, isoflavones is also present in other plants such as soy beans. It has an estrogen like effect in the body. Isoflavones has the potential to treat ailments such as hot flashes and red clover has been used for centuries to treat this ailment.
Because of the many nutrients and the presence of isoflavones, coumarin and resinous substance, the flowers of red clovers are dried, extracted or processed into tablets, tincture, capsules, liquid extract and ointments. Red clover extract is the isolation of isoflavones and some other nutrients.
Here are some of the uses and the benefits of red clover and red clover extract are as follows:
Menopausal women are recommended to seek advice from medical professionals before taking red clover or isoflavones. Because of the estrogen like property, red clover extract may also contribute to the growth of some cancers. People who are on medication are also advised to seek advice because isoflavones may interfere with certain drugs.