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RED CLOVER
Trifolium pratense

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Menopause, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), depression (of hormonal origin), hot flashes, osteoporosis, nervousness, acne; to combat wrinkles ...

Description

Composition :
100% Trifolium pratense extractum (8% isoflavone) - 350 mg

Part used :
Blooming plant

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a perennial, herbaceous plant in the Pea family (Faboideae), native to Europe, western Asia and northwestern Africa, but planted and naturalised in many other regions throughout the world.

The plant variable in size, growing to 20 – 80 cm (8-32in) tall. The leaves are alternate, trifoliate (with three leaflets), each leaflet 15 – 30 mm (0.6-1.2in) long and 8 – 15 mm (0.3-0.6in) broad, green with a characteristic pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf; the petiole is 1 – 4 cm (0.4-1.5in) long, with two basal stipules. The flowers are dark pink with a paler base, 12 – 15 mm (0.5-0.6in) long, produced in a dense florescence.

Red Clover is rich in phytohormones (phytoestrogens), which have properties similar to the sexual hormones. They may therefore be used to supplement a deficiency of estrogen; in high doses, acne and dry skin (due to hormonal deficiency) may be cleared and rejuvenated.

The use of Red Clover may even prevent certain types of cancer which are linked to hormonal imbalances (uterine cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer). These phytoestrogens, in particular the isoflavones genistein and daidzein, may also slow down or even eliminate osteoporosis (bone loss) in older persons.

A increasing number of nutritionists today believe that these types of secondary plant substances like phytohormones may play more critical roles in health and wellbeing than hitherto asserted. Although there are no recommendations available at this time, experience has shown that a daily allowance of 40mg isoflavones is most beneficial for health. Isoflavanoids are very similar to female estrogen; regular use of isoflavanoids may therefore constitute a viable alternative to artificial hormone treatments. Case in point: in Asia and Latinamerica, where menus are rich in vegetables and plants (and isoflavanoids), the typical diseases of western civilisation are much less prevalent.

Dosage

Take 1 capsule 2 times daily, with plenty of water.

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