Alfalfa is a plant that has been grown as feed for livestock for hundreds of years.
It has long been prized for its Superior content of vitamins, minerals, and protein, compare to the other feed sources.
The seeds or dried leaves can be taken as a supplement, the seeds can also be sprouted and eating in the form of Alfalfa sprouts.
Alfalfa is a member of the legume family. As early as 1597, English herbalist John Gerard, recommended Alfalfa for upset stomachs. Frank Bouer, noted author and biologist discovered that the leaves of Alfalfa, have 8 essential amino acids.
On the Asian Continent, the Chinese treat all five viscera with Alfalfa, especially intestinal and kidney disorders. In the Middle East, the Arabs called Alfalfa, the “father of all herbs”. In fact, the origin of the term Alfalfa has been traced to the Persian word “asparti” meaning horse fodder. Alfalfa has been cultivated by man for thousands of years probably originating in Armenia.
Spanish explorers brought Alfalfa to the New World and gold prospectors carry it from South America into California. It was imported into the eastern and Central U.S. directly from Europe.
In comparison with other choices for vitamin C, the fresh plants have four times the amount, gun contained in citrus juice. It is rich in vitamin k, which is a friend to women suffering from morning sickness.
the leaves contain lots of beta-carotene for a healthy immune system, skin, and internal mucous membranes. As for vitamin E, it is considered one of the most reliable sources for animals. There is also a “vitamin U” factor, so-called because it prevents ulcers in tests on animals. calcium is so high in this plant that it almost goes off the charts.
Alfalfa is the basis for liquid Chlorophyll, with a balance of chemical and mineral constituents almost identical to human hemoglobin. It is used therapeutically for arthritis, a wide range of intestinal and skin disorders, liver problems, breath and body odor, and even cancer. In essence, eating any of the green superfoods is like giving yourself a little transfusion to help treat illness, enhance immunity, and sustain well-being.
Alfalfa contains all the known vitamins and minerals for life.
Some of these are in trace amounts so Alfalfa it is not a perfect food, because it does not contain enough of these nutrients or carbohydrate in high enough amounts to sustain life by just eating Alfalfa.
Alfalfa neutralizes acids and poisons.
Alfalfa has roots that extend deep into the soil where it reaches mineral-rich soil which gives it a high nutrient value.
Alfalfa Roots have even been found to come through the tops of coal miners’ tunnels. Alfalfa is one of the highest Chlorophyll bearing plants known to man. Certain religious groups have used Chlorophyll in place of blood transfusions before, during, and after operations.
Alfalfa has a natural ability to stimulate and feed the Pituitary gland.
Green plants contain natural Fluoride; Alfalfa is no exception, as it helps to prevent tooth decay and hardened bones naturally.
Fluoride in Alfalfa is not artificially made sodium fluoride, which is an aluminum manufacturing by-product, that is poisonous.
Alfalfa is a panacea for almost everything and if you’re taking it for one major problem, it may well be helpful for a dozen other minor problems.
More Health Benefits
Hair Loss( The link between nutrition and hair loss is well documented in medical literature. When you aren’t getting enough vitamins in your diet, your body allocates the energy it would use to produce healthy hair and skin cells to your digestive and cardiovascular systems.)
Immune system ( The vitamin C in Alfalfa can boost the manufacturer of white blood cells while also serving as an antioxidant to negate oxidative stress.)
Detoxification ( Alfalfa’s diuretic characteristics makes it useful in the treatment of kidney conditions, because it can stimulate more frequent urination while accelerating the detoxification of the body and ridding it of excess salts, fats, and water.)
Diabetes ( An animal study has found that Alfalfa extract is capable of reducing blood sugar levels by boosting the release of insulin from the pancreas.)
Cardiovascular support ( The presence of potassium and iron in Alfalfa helps the heart in multiple ways. As a vasodilator, potassium can potentially help to reduce blood pressure by decreasing the pressure on blood vessels and arteries. The iron content can increase the production of red blood cells, aiding circulation.)