Some Christians believed the three leaf clovers to be symbolic of the trinity and the four leaf clovers as a symbol of the cross. Red clover belongs to the pea family with nutritional and herbal properties historically used to promote healing and health in many conditions involving the circulatory and respiratory systems such mastalgia, premenstrual syndrome, cancer prevention, indigestion, hypercholesterolemia, whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis, and sexually transmitted diseases. It is commonly used as a blood cleanser and may also have blood-thinning properties, which keeps blood clots from forming. It has been used improve blood flow.
Researchers think that isoflavones, like those found in red clover, might help reduce symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes due to estrogen-like effects.
Red clover sprouts are packed with nutrients including minerals such as iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and potassium phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, C, B and K. They are dense in protein and unique antioxidants. They benefit your health in many different ways and one of 7 sprouts that can sustain your life alone. Health Benefits of Clover SproutsCommon health benefits of red clover sprouts include detoxification of the body, reducing the risk of certain types of cancer, prevention of chronic diseases, and boosting circulation and more.
Research indicates that clover sprouts can improve liver function and more effectively cleanse the blood, putting less strain on your circulatory and immune systems.
According to a published article in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Dr. Adrian Franke, Laurie J. Custer et. al, states that the number of antioxidants such as phytochemicals and isoflavones, may reduce cancer cell formation and slow the spread of the disease by reducing oxidative stress in the body.
One serving of clover sprouts contains roughly 5% of recommended daily iron needs. How to Grow CloverIn Your GardenIt can be easily grown around the garden to attract bees and other pollinators and used as a green mulch over winter to promote healthy soil. Seed sparingly as it can easily spread and take over, but dont fret, it will not be there forever and can be easily munched over and replaced by other garden plants. I get my seeds from Mountain Rose Herbs in Oregon. It is native to Europe, Western Asia, and northwest Africa, but planted and naturalised in many other regions.
Harvest blossoms in mid summer, as the plant flowers become nickel sized and bright purple, before wilting, by cupping the blossom stem between two fingers with the palm up and gently popping the tops off of all fully bloomed blossoms and letting them dry in a well ventilated location for a few days.
You may use immediately or dried, steeped as a tea, in salads, MAKE A TINCTURE by pouring 80 proof vodka until 1 inch of liquid remains above the packed in herb in a clean Mason jar or crush dried herb and CAPSULATE them.
I prefer fresh for nutrient retention of alcohol tinctures as they are essentially useful forever and holds potency better than other methods.
To use as a sprout, soak seeds overnight and rinse, make a thin layer over the sprouting surface used. Sprouting lids can be used as can a screen over a lid or other specially designed sprouters. In a pinch you can sprout in a bag on a moist paper towel.
It can be easily grown around the garden to attract bees and other pollinators and used as a green mulch over winter to promote healthy soil. Seed sparingly as it can easily spread and take over, but dont fret, it will not be there forever and can be easily munched over and replaced by other garden plants. I get my seeds from Mountain Rose Herbs in Oregon or Azure Standard. It is native to Europe, Western Asia, and northwest Africa, but planted and naturalised in many other regions.
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