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Red Clover Trifolium pratense


Family: Papilionaceae

---Synonyms---Red Clover, wild clover, cleaver grass, marl grass, cow grass, trefoil, purple clover

--Parts Used---Flowerheads

Active Compounds:

Isoflavones; biochanin A, daidzein, formononnetin, genistein, pratensein, trifoside

Other flavonoids including pectolinarin and trifoliin (=isoquercitrin)

Volatile oil, containing furfural

Clovamides; L-Dopa-caffeic acid conjugates

Coumarins; coumestrol, medicagol and coumarin

Miscellaneous; a galactomannan, resins, minerals vitamins, phytoalexins.

---Medicinal Actions and Uses---

Alterative, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, mild stimulant, depuative, detergent.

Red Clover is one of the most useful remedies for children with skin problems. It may be used with complete safety in any case of childhood eczema. Useful for the treatment of other chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis. Whilst being most useful with children it can also be of value for adults. The expectorant and anti-spasmodic action give this remedy a role in the treatment of coughs and bronchitis, but especially in whooping cough.

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