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Trifolium pratense

Trifolium pratense                                  Common name: Red clover 
Family:
Leguminosae

Parts used: Flowers

Constituents: Isoflavones, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, coumarins, cyanogenic glycosides, minerals

Medicinal actions:  Alterative, antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative, phytoestrogenic, nutritive

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Medicinal use: Trifolium is useful for any chronic condition of toxicity, enhances the detoxification functions of the liver.The alterative properties of Trifolium give this herb great usefulness in the treatment of skin conditions.  It is of value in recurrent boils or acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Trifolium exerts some of the strongest phytoestrogenic effects among medicinal plants. Valuable for menopausal women because of its phyotoestrogenic and mineral constituents

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Pharmacy: Infusion:  2-4 g/cup water TID. Tincture: (1:5), 2-5 ml TID.  Fluid extract: 1-2 ml TID.

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