Useful and therapeutic properties of red clover ( red )
Perennial herbaceous plant 20-50 cm. Taproot, branched, often with nodules of nitrogen-digestible bacteria.The main stem is shortened from the sinus basal, long-petiolate leaves out flowering stems with seating trifoliate leaves.Leaflets of lower leaves ovate, finely toothed on the edge, upper - oblong, almost entire.Stipules fused at the base.The flowers are irregular, pink or red, in capitate inflorescences, at the base of the last two sheets close together.Fruit - Bob.It blooms from May to September.
Medicinal raw materials are the head with apical inflorescence leaves collected during flowering.The smell is not present, the taste is sweet, astringent.
clover flowers contain vitamin C, carotene, essential oils, glycosides - trifolin and izotrifolin, fatty oils.
used in folk medicine.Clover in the form of decoction is used in pulmonary diseases, anemia, loss of strength, weight loss, loss of power, cancers, asthma, shortness of breath, as an expectorant, diuretic and antiseptic, also used (drunk as
Externally (in the form of poultices) is recommended as an emollient and soothing for burns and boils.The juice of the fresh herb is used as a wound healing agent-present, with scrofula, washed his eyes.Decoction of leaves with salt moistened head headaches.Leafy tops, collected during flowering, used in atherosclerosis with normal blood pressure, accompanied by headaches and tinnitus.
tincture in vodka: 40 g per 0.5 liters of 40 ° alcohol, insist 10 days, strain and take 20 ml before dinner or before bedtime with atherosclerosis.
course of treatment 3 months with a break of 10 days.After 6 months can be repeated.
Broth 1: 20 g per 200 ml, 1-2 tbsp.spoon 2-4 hours with cystitis.
Broth 2: 20 g per 200 ml, 2-3 tbsp.spoons or half a cup 3 times a day or 1-2 tbsp.tablespoons per cup, brewed as a tea, take 2 tbsp.spoon 2-3 times a day with anemia, hypovitaminosis C.
When grazing on red clover may be poisoning animals (pigs).The cause of poisoning is formed in the plant prussic acid.