Originating from Europe, northern Asia and Africa, red clovers use goes back centuries, the flowers are the main parts used. It is a rich source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C.
Red clover is a blood purifier and is often used to clear up skin conditions like acne, rashes and eczema. The herb is also used to treat overactive, dry, irritable or inflamed skin because of its soothing, cooling and moistening properties and is gentle enough to use on children.
Red clover increases lymph flow, which helps to detoxify the body and reduce inflammation.
Some Native American tribes used red clover to treat gynecological problems. Red clover contains isoflavones that have phytoestrogenic activity. Phytoestrogens can be helpful for menopause and for regulating the female cycle.
Additionally, red clover contains small amounts of chemicals known as coumarins, which may help keep the blood from becoming thick and gummy, and possibly reducing the formation of blood clots and arterial plaques. Do not take red clover if you are taking blood thinning medications. Consult your Naturopath or Herbalist before using red clover.