We know this particular protein supplement with strong restorative properties : alfalfa, perhaps better known as Alfa-Alfa is a perennial herbaceous plant that can reach almost 1 meter in height. It has the strength to grow even in rough terrain because it has strong and resistant roots that can reach unfathomable depths to hydrate and feed on precious mineral salts.
It is characterized by an erect stem with many lateral branches that once cut give life to new stems in a continuous regeneration.
These peculiarities already tell us a lot about the usefulness that alfalfa can represent for our body by analogy: a remedy to support us in case of need such as asthenia, physical exhaustion, convalescence, which allows us to regenerate ourselves!
Alpha-alpha is rich in many components: first of all proteins in high doses, even higher than the levels present in eggs, vitamins A, E, C, D, K, B1, B2, mineral salts such as calcium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, fibers, antioxidants, beta-carotene, saponins and chlorophyll .
A very rich, precious remedy that can respond to various needs of the organism, but also act preventively, as a supplement to be taken in spring for its regenerative value and in autumn for its restorative value.
These are in fact generally the two periods of the year in which our body is physiologically under stress and needs to be supported.
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What to use alfalfa
With its high protein component it is an effective restorative to be taken in case of tiredness, fatigue, convalescence, stimulates the appetite.
Thanks to chlorophyll it is a suitable remedy for anemia, rich in mineral nutrients, oxygenates the blood and purifies it.
The saponin component reduces cholesterol and triglycerides. Alfalfa is indicated in the case of diabetes, acts on the gastrointestinal tract, facilitating digestion, counteracting gastritis and soothing ulcers; it also purifies the breath, cleans the colon, cleanses the liver and consequently strengthens nails and hair.
It is indicated in case of osteoporosis, thanks to the component of calcium and phytoestrogens such as cumestrol .
Alfalfa is also used in case of cat and dog renal failure .
It does not present particular contraindications, but it can manifest interactions with some anticoagulant drugs, due to the vitamin K component that carries out an opposite action, prothrombin, and with drugs for diabetes.
How to take alfalfa
- Infusion : 2 teaspoons of dried leaves in a cup of boiling water to be taken 3 or 4 times a day as a tonic
- In mother tincture : Medicago Sativa 30 drops in a little water 3 times a day.
In general, alfalfa is used before meals to help digestion, after meals it favors proper absorption of nutrients, away from meals it acts as a restorative tonic.