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Alfalfa Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Alfalfa, Chilean Clover
Botanical Name
Medicago Sativa
Hindi Name
Vilaiti Gawuth, Jungli Lucerne
Homeopathic Name
Alfalfa   -   Mother Tincture

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Alfalfa Cures


Action of Alfalfa

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Nutrients in Alfalfa

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Parts Used

Roots, Leaves, Seeds, Sprouts, Flowers

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Alfalfa

Alfalfa contains Canavanine, a chemical constituent. Canavanine may produce the following Side Effects.
Excessive use of Alfalfa may lead to :
Blood Abnormality
Lupus Disorder ( Hyperactivity of Immunity System )
In some cases, it may decrease the level of potassium in the blood that may lead to Stomach Pain and Diarrhea.
Who should not take :
Pregnant Lady,
Nursing Women,
Having, Autoimmune Problems, like Lupus. It may worsen the condition.
If, taking blood thinning agents avoid Alfalfa. It may enhance the effect of blood thinners.
Consultation with a Healthcare Practitioner is must before use.
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Alfalfa is a plant.
It belongs to Fabaceae family.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to three Meter.
It is found in Middle east, England and North Africa.
It possess three lobed leaves.
It has yellow flowers.
It requires full sun and watering.
Best used for increasing Appetite, reducing Water Retention.
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Materia Medica for Alfalfa

Alfalfa General

It acts as a Diuretic.
The parts growing above the ground are used in herbal medicine.
The leaves contain various amino acids and are rich in Minerals and Proteins.
It stimulates the immune system.
It promotes normal blood clotting.
It is an excellent blood purifiers.
It detoxifies the body.
It is a strong energy booster.
It is one of the best herb for Anorexia.
It cures Arthritis.
It is useful in treating Laryngitis.
It plays a major role in treating Water Retention.
Drug Interactions
The presence of Vitamin K in Alfalfa acts an anticoagulant. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid anticoagulant drugs with this Herb.
Alfalfa possesses Immunosuppressive action. Therefore, avoid taking corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) or cyclosporine with Alfalfa.
Caution. Avoid during pregnancy, fever and premenstrual syndrome. People taking prescription medicines should avoid Alfalfa.
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Alfalfa for Diabetes

Alfalfa helps to lower down the blood sugar levels. Hence, it is used to treat Diabetes from years. There are various methods to take Alfalfa. some effective ways are given below :
Eat 1/2 cup of sprouted seeds every morning. Repeat it for 20-25 days.
OR : You may eat 4 to 5 raw leaves of Alfalfa daily.
OR : Make tea by adding 4 leaves of Alfalfa in a cup of water. Strain and drink it.
OR : Sprinkle one teaspoon of Alfalfa seeds on your meal. Have it for Antidiabetic effects.
OR : Powder the whole plant of Alfalfa. Put one teaspoon of powder in a glass. Pour hot water over it. Let it steep for 15 minutes. Drink it after 15 minutes.
OR : Purchase extract of Alfalfa from market. Add 15 drops of extract in quarter glass of water. Drink it 2 times a day.
OR : It is also available in capsule form in market. You may have a capsule a day.

Alfalfa for Atherosclerosis

Take leaf extract. It lowers cholesterol levels. It slows down the progress of Atherosclerosis.

Alfalfa for Cancer

Prepare tea from seeds and dried leaves of Alfalfa. Take twice a day.

Alfalfa for Ulcers

Prepare infusion of leaves and seeds of Alfalfa. Have it 3-4 times a day.

Alfalfa for Stomach Diseases

Have 1/2 bowl of sprouted Alfalfa seeds in the morning.
Repeat it for 15 days.

Alfalfa for High Blood Pressure

Have leaf juice extract twice a day. Repeat it for 15 days.
Or Prepare leaf tea. Have 6-7 cups a day. Repeat it for two weeks.

Alfalfa for Body Odour

Drink Alfalfa tea twice a day. It has an antibacterial agent that kills the bacteria present on the body.

Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth ) for Alcoholism

Prepare a tea made from the leaves of Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth ). Have two times a day.

Alfalfa for High Cholesterol

Add sprouts of Alfalfa in your diet. It helps in lowering the bad Cholesterol.
OR : Put One teaspoons of dried Alfalfa leaves in a cup of boiling water.
Steep it until cooled and drink.
You can also add Mint leaves or Lemon Grass.

Alfalfa for Kidney Diseases

Chew 3-4 leaves of Alfalfa daily. It will maintain the Kidney for proper functioning.

Alfalfa Sap for Infection

Use the sap of Alfalfa as an ointment over any kind of Bacterial, Fungal or Yeast Infection. Use it externally.
Consume 10 g sprouts of Alfalfa once a day. It contain various Enzymes and Proteins which is very helpful for digestion.

Alfalfa for Acid Reflux

Have a cup of Alfalfa tea twice a day. Excess of Hydrochloric Acid produced by Stomach cause Acidity. Alfalfa Tea controls the excretion of Hydrochloric Acid.

Alfalfa for Osteoporosis

Increase the intake of Vitamin K in daily diet. Prepare a tea made from the leaves of Alfalfa. Have one cup once a day.

Alfalfa for Hematoma

Extract the juice from the leaves of Alfalfa. Have one glass once a day.

Alfalfa for Indigestion

Chew 2-3 fresh leaves of Alfalfa daily. It enhance your Digestion.
Drink a cup of Alfalfa tea once a day.

Alfalfa for Anorexia

Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth in India ) increase the appetite and stimulates hunger. It improves the digestive system and expels out harmful toxins.
Take one tablespoon of fresh Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth in India ) juice before breakfast and lunch.
OR : Add one teaspoon of dried Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth in India ) leaves in a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 10 to 12 minutes. Strain it well. Drink 1/3 cup daily for a week.

Alfalfa for Urinary Problems

Prepare plant decoction of Alfalfa. Have it once a day.

Alfalfa for Stomach Problems

Take Alfalfa ( Jungli Lucerne ) seed tea once a day for 15-20 days.
It builds ones immunity against Stomach Problems.

Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth ) for Arthritis

Prepare Alfalfa seed tea. Take 3-4 cups a day. Repeat it for 2 weeks.

Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth ) for Anemia

Alfalfa ( Jungli Lucerne) contains Vitamin C and Phytochemicals. Phytochemicals help the body to absorb Iron from the food.
Add Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth ) in your diet.
You may add two tablespoons of sprouted Alfalfa ( Jungli Lucerne ) in sandwich or salads or cook as a vegetable.
OR : Add two teaspoons of Alfalfa ( Jungli Lucerne ) seeds in a cup of water. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes. Drink this tea everyday for a month.

Alfalfa for Chest pain

Steep 1 teaspoon of dried Alfalfa leaves in one cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink it.

Alfalfa for Pellagra

Infuse 1 teaspoon of Alfalfa leaf extract in one cup of water. Have it once a day.

Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth ) for Aphthous Ulcers

Steep few Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth ) leaves in 200 ml of boiling water. Use this decoction as a mouth wash. Repeat this procedure thrice a day.

Alfalfa for Gout

Alfalfa is a rich source of minerals and vitamins. It helps in preventing acute attacks of Gout.
Prepare a tea from leaves and seeds of Alfalfa. Have a cup every day.
OR : Have 10 drops of mother tincture in glass of water. Have it 2 times in a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Heart Disease 1

Mix the juice of fresh Alfalfa leaves with Carrot juice. Take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 1

Mix Alfalfa leaves juice with Carrot and Lettuce juice. Take once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bursitis 1

Mix leaves of Comfrey, Chaparral and Alfalfa. Grind it. Apply the paste on painful areas.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 26

Make a juice of Lettuce ( Salad Patta ), Alfalfa ( Jungli Lucerne ) and Carrot ( Gaajar ) and consume daily.
It prevents Hair Fall and result in thick hair.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 26

Boil some Alfalfa ( Jungli Lucerne ) leaves or Seeds along with Mint ( Pudina ) leaves in a cup of water.
Drink Luke warm after every meal.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 14

Put some Alfalfa ( Jungli Lucerne ) leaves in a cup of boiling water.
Add few Mint ( Pudina ) Leaves.
Consume as a tea after every meal.

Herbal Treatment For Blood Impurity 2

Combine the following herbs in equal parts-
Alfalfa Leaves ( Jungli Lucerne )
Mint ( Pudina )
Stinging Nettle Leaves ( Bichu Buti )
Dandelion Leaves ( Dudal )
Put One tablespoon of herbs in a cup of water and boil to make a tea.
Drink the nourishing blend for Blood Purification.

Herbal Treatment For Stress 1

Take One tablespoon of each Stinging Nettle ( Bichu Buti ) and Alfalfa ( Jungli Lucerne ) Leaves. Mix in a cup of hot water and steep for 8-10 minutes.
Drink this nutritional blend to reduce Stress.
You can also Add some Honey and Lemon juice to taste.

Herbal Treatment For Hot Flashes 1

Take these following herbs :
Sage leaves : 1 to 2 tablespoons
Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Guwathi ) : 1 tablespoon
Rosemary ( Rusmary ) : 1 tablespoon
Motherwort : 1 tablespoon

Blend them together and prepare an infusion. Add a tablespoon of this infusion in half a cup of water. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Strain and drink as tea once a day.
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Rajendra Kumar Dewan
06 Jun 2015
Alfalfa is a name I never heard before. As explained it has more benefits and less
side effects. How to use may be explained in detail.
Herbpathy Research Team
08 Jun 2015
Dear Rajendra,
We thank you for your feedback. We have provided the information on how to use a Herb under the "Single Herb" and "Multiple Herb" sections. If you are looking for information on a particular disease. Please let us know. We will try our best in providing the best possible remedy.

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16 Aug 2015
sir.I'm thrombosis patient (body n breath odor) I heard this alfalfa contains plenty of chlorophyll ,chlorophyll will helps to fight b,o .. so sir I want to know where can I buy chlorophyll (alfalfa,lasunghas) tablets in India ... I'm from.warangal near Hyderabad ..please help me sir ...
16 Aug 2015
thanx for understanding my poor English .
if anybody know plz contact me
.7878909997 Also in Whatsapp ... rajesh.konga56@gmail.com. thank u
16 Aug 2015
I'm suffering from this disease since last 9years .. now a days it has become very worst odor ..presently I have no friends ..no job , my parents also neglecting me .. please help me sir ... I have attempted suicide couple of times ..because of my body odor problem .. if I can't get any permanent solution for my problems in this week .. I will again attempt a suicide with a gun ...
Herbpathy Research Team
20 Aug 2015
Dear Rajan

Body odor is a normal phenomena and many people have it. It is because of the acidic nature of the body, when bacteria causes petrification, and therefore, the body stinks. So, we advise you to alkalize your body. There is no other way to get rid of Body odor. The most effective cure is Baking Soda- Take 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda, juice of a lemon in a glass of water.
Drink it 4 times a day for a week.

Now, reduce that 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda to half. Take it for next 14 days.
In this course of 21 days, your body should become alkaline.
Also, buy PH litmus paper strip and check your PH everyday. Follow the regimen, until the PH level increases and the body becomes alkaline.
Remember, the acidic nature of your body will not only cause Body Odor, but also, will bring in a host of other diseases in future.
So, start the treatment right away.
In the mean time, we will refer the matter to our Specialists and get back to you in a few days.

Also, you are advised to read the portal Vibrant Health on our website. The link is to the right of Home link at the top most left side of the page.
Herbpathy Research Team
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This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Ajay Govind ( India )
26 Feb 2016
I am from Mumbai..I want to know where can i get Alfalfa Clover in India.
I have heard that Alfalfa Clover when used with Honey treats Arthritis and Rheumatism..

Please also tell me what Alfalfa Clover is know in Hindi.

Thank You..Call me on 8082660339 Ajay
07 Mar 2016
Dear Ajay Govind. We do not deal in sales or purchase of any herb or herbal product. So would not able to comment on that. You can buy this herb online or any near-by herbal store. Herbal products are available on e-commerce websites. Check for the quality and the authenticity of the product and the seller before you buy.
Alfalfa is one of the most effective Herbs for curing Arthritis. Drink Alfalfa tea daily for 25 days. One cup everyday. Also, Stinging nettle tea is another cure for Arthritis. Include Ginger and Cucumber in your diet. Drink 5 ml potato juice early in the morning.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Syed ( India )
08 Jul 2016
My mother has arthritis and also bones of her feet and legs are bending outwardly...
Can alfalfa seed tea suggested help her solve both problems
13 Jul 2016
Dear Sayed
Yes, you may give her Alfalfa seed tea. 2 cups in a day for 2 weeks.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Jane ( Nigeria )
03 May 2017
Please, can the mixture of alum and black seed together help cure HIV? Your advice is highly appreciated

Fateh mohommad
20 Oct 2017
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ABDUL WAHEED ( Pakistan )
29 Jan 2019
i m Abdul WAHEED from Pakistan
i want to ask some things about Alfalfa that i m over weight nearly 120
i feels knee pains
and lower back pain and overall weakness,
i want to do walk for reducing weight but can't do above 5 mint's due to lower back pain
can i use alfalfa mother tincture in Homeo
because i ve listen this
alfalfa increase the body weight
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