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Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) blossoms whole - Bulk.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) blossoms whole -Bulk.
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
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Make an infusion using 1 heaping Tablespoon per cup of boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, covered. Strain. Dose: 2 cups of the infusion (tea) 2 x per day as needed.
Red Clover is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Avoid Red Clover for at least a week prior to surgery.
The genus name Trifolium is Latin for "three leaved." The species name pratense is Latin for "found in the meadows." The common name Clover derives from the Old English name for this plant, "clava".
Red Clover is a biennial or perennial native to Eurasia, northern Africa, and North America but widely naturalized elsewhere. It features several hairy stems rising from its root and can grow to 2 feet in height. It bears three oval leaflets; a pale V shape often appears in the middle of each leaf. The flowers are pink to red and occur in sessile spikes or heads. The hermaphroditic flowers are pale pink to dark reddish purple in color. Before being pollinated they stand erect; after having been pollinated by a bee, they turn down to indicate that such attentions are no longer needed. Red Clover is prevalent in the wild and can be found growing in grassy areas ranging from lawns to roadsides. It prefers full sun to partial shade and moderate amounts of water and thrives in a wide variety of soils. If wildcrafting, do not collect Red Clover in autumn, when they may have developed potentially toxic molds.
The young flowers are edible raw in small amounts. Mature flowers, leaves, and roots can be eaten when cooked; cooking makes them easier to digest and less likely to cause bloating. The seeds can be sprouted and eaten. Red Clover has a sweet, pleasant, honeylike flavor. Because it has a high mineral content, many vegan mothers give Red Clover tea to their children instead of milk.
Red Clover is an important fodder plant for grazing animals and, because it fixes nitrogen, can be planted as a green manure. A yellow dye can be made from the flowers. In folkloric tradition, Red Clover is worn to promote prosperity, love, fidelity, and protection; eating a four-leafed clover with a lover is said to result in mutual love.
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