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