Alfalfa is a common flowering , perennial and medicinal herb that originated in Asia and first cultivated in Persia . Now it is cultivated world wide countries .The binomial name of this Alfalfa is medicago sativa belongs to the family of fabaceae .
It is also known as lucerne flower . It grows well in drought like climates and its roots have ability to go up to 5 meter deep in soil .It was the first herb known to man . It is normally lives four to eight years but it can live more than 20 years .It is widely grown for the animal fodder .It is an excellent hay for herbivores .
It is highly nutritious ,good natural source of nitrogen which is good for improving soil and extensive root system .It contains numerous amount nutrients like vitamin A , vitamin B complex like B1 ,B2 ,B6 ,B12 , vitamin C , vitamin E and vitamin K ,minerals like calcium ,magnesium ,potassium ,phosphorus ,silicon ,sodium ,zinc ,copper ,iron ,molybdenum ,manganese ,sulphur ,folates ,protein and amino acids like lysine ,valine leucine ,isoleucine and L – canavanine .
Extract of this herb is used in curing many diseases ,used as a general tonic in homeopathic system of medicines , herbal and natural system of medicines . Traditionally it is one of the best herb for treating many ailments .Alfalfa sprouts are easily available in herbal shops ,super market in food section .we can make a tea from this sprouts .
It helps to
– Fighting against type 2 diabetes
– Heals peptic ulcer and all digestive problems .
– Normal blood clotting because of its vitamin K content .
– Regaining the health.
– Good tonic for liver ,kidney ,digestive organs ,grandular and musculoskeletal systems .
– Cure enlarged prostate glands
– Good for pregnancy and breast feeding
– Fight against all types of cancer
– Lowers the blood cholesterol levels
– Prevents heart disease
– Reduce high blood pressure
– Good for parkinson,s disease
– Prevents stroke
– Cure thyroid problem
– Good for epilepsy
– Prevents glaucoma
– Very good to treat asthma ,anemia and body odor
– Clears the blood ,liver and bowel .
– Good for hair loss
– Good for skin dis orders
– Curing kidney problems
-Boost immune system
– Good for arthritis ,gout ,rheumatism ,fatique ,estrogen deficiency and ,osteoporosis .
– Good to treat short sightedness .
– Fight against leukemia .
– For growth and weight gain of the body .