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Red Clover

Red clover is a plant. The flower tops are used to make medicine. It contains “isoflavones” which are changed in the body to “phytoestrogens” that are similar to the hormone estrogen.

The flower is used for many conditions such as cancer prevention, indigestion, high cholesterol, whooping cough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Some women use red clover for symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes; for breast pain or tenderness (mastalgia); and for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Red clover can also be applied to the skin for skin cancer, skin sores, burns, and chronic skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis.

In foods and beverages, the solid extract of red clover is used as a flavouring ingredient.

Research suggests that red clover might improve some symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It seems to decrease night time urination and improve the quality of life in men with BPH. However, red clover does not seem to affect urine flow rate, prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) values, or prostate size.

Some early evidence suggests that red clover may also improve some secondary conditions associated with post-menopause. These effects include reducing blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels in post-menopausal women.

Red clover benefits include:

Treatment for Postmenopausal conditions

Reduce symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia)

Strengthen weak bones (osteoporosis)

Reduce hair loss (alopecia)

Treats indigestion

Supports lung related problems (cough, bronchitis, asthma)

Treats sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Supports premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Treats skin problems (cancerous growths, burns, eczema, psoriasis)