Trifolium pratense Common name: Red clover
Parts used: Flowers
Constituents: Isoflavones, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, coumarins, cyanogenic glycosides, minerals
Medicinal actions: Alterative, antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative, phytoestrogenic, nutritive
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
Pharmacy: Infusion: 2-4 g/cup water TID. Tincture: (1:5), 2-5 ml TID. Fluid extract: 1-2 ml TID.