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Red clover (Trifolium pratense)

Red clover


Antispasmodic, diuretic, estrogen-containing, blood-thinning, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

Diarrhea, inflammation of the mucous membranes, for wound treatment, respiratory diseases, when the body's own estrogen production decreases, reduces hormone-dependent cancer, reduces osteoporosis, menopause, relieves the symptoms of menopause, for blood purification, as a stimulant, bronchitis, leucorrhea, vaginal itching, eye diseases (with eyebright), as a detoxification treatment, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, insect bites, caucasian rash, kidney stones, inflammation of the bladder and skin, prostate, uterine and breast cancer

Plant parts used:

Flower heads

Collection time:


To find:

In clover fields, on damp meadows, on roadsides and in forest clearings.


Plant hormones, asparagine, flavonoids, salicylates, coumarins, glycosides, minerals, vitamins


☕ Tea: Pour 1/4 liter of boiling water over 4 teaspoons of flowers and let it steep covered for 10 minutes. You drink up to 4 cups per day as a cure. the entire daily amount of 1 liter can be made at once.

Red clover grows up to 45 cm tall and grows from a long, deep taproot. It has slender, hairy and hollow stems. The leaves are alternate, divided into three leaflets and green with a light crescent in the outer half of the leaf. The leaflets are 1.25 to 3 cm long and 1.25 cm wide and finely toothed with pronounced V-notches. The pink to red flowers appear in round heads from May to September.

🛑 Due to its hormonal effects, red clover should not be taken by women with a history of endometriosis, breast cancer, uterine cancer, fibroids or other estrogen-sensitive diseases. Red clover contains coumarin derivatives and must be used in people taking anticoagulation therapy. be used with caution. Red clover should also be avoided before an operation or childbirth.

The 4-leaf clover is said to bring good luck, especially in games. On the other hand, the 5-leaf clover brings bad luck and the 7-leaf clover means death.

In the kitchen, red clover goes well in salads, on spreads, egg dishes, soups or vegetables.

Due to the isoflavones, red clover has cell-protecting potential, which means the risk of developing hormone-dependent cancer is lower. Hormone-dependent cancers include breast, prostate and uterine cancer.

White clover (Trifolium repens) is used like red clover, but it also has gout and rheumatism as additional indications.

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