The leaves of this remarkable legume
contain eight essential amino acids. Alfalfa is a good laxative
and a natural diuretic. It is useful in the treatment of urinary
tract infections, and kidney, bladder and prostrate disorders.
Alkalizes and detoxifies the body, especially the liver. Promotes
pituitary gland function and contains an anti-fungus agent.
Part Used: Whole herb and leaf.
Common use: This versatile herb is also a folk
remedy for arthritis, diabetes, asthma, hay fever, and is reputed
to be an excellent appetite stimulant and overall tonic. Excellent
source of nutritive properties with minerals, chlorophyll and
vitamins. Alfalfa is high in chlorophyll and nutrients. Treating
with alfalfa preparations is generally without side effects, however
the seeds contain a slightly toxic amino acid L-canavanine.