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The Red Clover (trifolium pratense) is a wild herb that belongs to the legume family, along with beans and peas. It is often promoted as a remedy for menopause symptoms, bone loss, and high cholesterol. 

 

This plant is also able to support a wide range of wildlife and is especially loved by a specific bee called the Red Tailed Bumblebee!

 

The red clover has a long history of use all around the world. It is said to be antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative and anti inflammatory. 

 

Traditionally, the red clover was used by Chinese, Russian and Native Americans to soothe asthma and whooping cough. Whilst in Europe it has long been used to help with menopause, asthma, arthritis and even breast cancer. 

 

Most commonly though it is known to help ease the symptoms of the menopause and menopausal symptoms such as night sweats and hot flushes.

 

Red clover contains isoflavones, a plant compound that mimics estrogen in the body. Studies have shown that there are postive benefits of these isoflavones in the prevention and treatment of menopause related osteoporosis. 

 

A study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of the isoflavones derived from red clover on anxiety and depressive symptoms amongst post menopausal women. There were 109 post menopausal women aged over 40 were randomly assigned to receive two daily capsules of red clover or a placebo capsule for a period of 90 days. The results found that those taking the red clover had an overall reduction in their anxiety and depression of a huge 80.6% compared to those taking the placebo who experienced a reduction of only 21.7%!

 

A true Queen of a herb for women!

 

IMPORTANT *** Red Clover cannot be used with hormone receptive cancer. Red clover might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don't use red clover. Isoflavones in the red clover (RC) are biologically active agents providing a source of rapidly available phytoestrogens acting as natural selective estrogen receptor modulators

 

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