Clover red - an excellent assistant in the treatment of many diseases


Clover red is a two-year or perennialHerbaceous plant, belonging to the family of legumes. In another way the plant is also called "meadow clover", "trinity", "kashka", "meadow shamrock". This is a melliferous grass that attracts bumblebees, bees and other insects because of the large amount of nectar and delicious floral smell. The root of the clover is branchy and stems, the stem is lowered, shortened, straight, the leaves are triple (the lower ones are finely toothed and ovate, the upper ones are almost whole, sessile, oblong), the flowers are dark pink, butterfly, in capitate inflorescences. Blossom kashka from May to October, and it fructifies until late autumn.

In addition to the fields where the red clover is grownspecially, you can meet it everywhere: on the slopes, fringes, meadows, glades near the house, in thickets like a weed plant. It grows in the Caucasus, across Europe, in Siberia, North Africa and America, in the Far East, Middle and Near Asia.

Medical preparation

Collect the clover during the full flowering, untilhow the fruits begin to ripen. The raw material for the preparation of medicines are inflorescences of clover, above-ground part, apical leaves, rarely - root. Raw materials after collection are immediately dried in a ventilated attic or in dryers. Keep the grass can be no more than a year, after this period, it will lose its healing properties.

Chemical composition

Probably many are concerned about the question: that such a valuable in this plant? And indeed, this issue is very urgent. First of all, it is necessary to say how many red claws the red clover has.

In the leaves and stems of clover there are tanning(isotrifolin and trifolin), cellulose, flavonoids (isoflavones and flavonols), organic acids (coumaric, salicylic, ketoglutaric), sitosterols, ascorbic acid, waxes, saponins, lipids, lipids, quinones, beta-carotene, steroids, micro- and macro elements (salts of phosphorus, calcium, etc.), vitamins of group B, K and E, carotene.

Flowers contain fatty acids, glycosides(isotripolin and trifolin), essential oil containing methyl ester of coumarin and furfural, organic acids (salicylic, dicarboxylic, coumarinic, ketoglutaric), beta-carotene, pigments, flavonoids, vitamins E, group B, ascorbic acid, and many other biologically active substance.

Seeds contain about 12 percent of fatty oils.

Healing clover healing properties

Due to the above components, the plantis endowed with anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, antiseptic, expectorant, hemostatic, astringent, choleretic, diaphoretic, wound-healing, desensitizing, antisclerotic, analgesic, emollient, antitumor actions.

Clover application in folk medicine

Since ancient times red clover has been used in folk medicine and homeopathy, now it is also part of a variety of therapeutic teas, decoctions, infusions, tinctures and aromatic healing baths.

Leaves and flower heads are used inside with cystitis - as antiseptic, with gastrointestinal disorders - as an astringent.

Grass clover, thanks to flavonoids, improves the metabolism of fats, reduces the level of cholesterol, and it is useful in the treatment of atherosclerosis.

Infusions and decoctions of flowers and leaves are used whenheadaches, for the excitement of appetite, with pertussis, angina, hernia, inflammation or swelling of the appendages, bronchial asthma, rickets, anemia, asthenia, hemorrhoids, dyspnea, bronchitis (like expectorant), scrofula, malaria, hypertension, uterine bleeding, hypertension, painful and abundant menstruation, fever, malignant tumors (as anticarcinogenic), tuberculosis, colitis, diathesis, cholecystitis, pyelonephritis, renal colic, gall bladder ailments, gastritis, colds and lung diseases.

Infusions of flowers are taken and with a general malaise, a sharp loss of weight, overwork, as well as with kidney problems as a diuretic.

Outer clover red is used in the form of powders for furunculosis, abscesses and burns, and with neuralgia and rheumatism - as an emollient and analgesic.

Clover enables the body to cope withoxygen starvation, ionizes radiation and poisoning, increases immunity. And in the heads of clover found phytoestrogens - analogues of female sex hormones.

Shredded leaves or lotions from decoction are applied to ulcers, purulent wounds and burns and with abscesses for early healing.

Decoctions and infusions from flowers and roots can be used to rinse with angina, gingivitis, inflammation of the mouth and throat.

A fresh clover juice is used to wash the eyes with allergies.

Red clover: contraindications

Treatment with clover meadow is contraindicated in pregnancy, diarrhea, stomach pain, heart disease, estrogen-dependent forms of cancer and with individual intolerance.

Before using inside, a doctor's consultation is mandatory.

You, probably, are shocked by such an innumerable amount of medicinal properties of the plant, and every year more and more of them are revealed. Take care of nature - it gives us health, prolonging life.