- Botanical Name: Trifolium Pratense
- Common Name(s): Red Clover Flower
- Habitat and Growing area: Widely found though in moist waysides and in meadows left from hay. Grows on our farm and locally in Ontario.
- Pertinent Information on the Plant:
- Alterative (blood purifier)
- Nervine (calm nervous tension and nourish the nervous system)
- Anti-spasmodic (calming nervous and muscular spasms or convulsions)
- Expectorant (facilitates removal of secretions)
- Nutritive (rich in vitamins and minerals; a source of easily assimilated nutrients)
- Anti-neoplastics (aid the body in reasserting order and structured organization in the affected cancerous tissue)
- Respiratory system
- Cradle cap tea (equal parts burdock root, mullein leaf)
- Chicken pox and measles
- Your personal experience with the plant. Include your personal experience of tasting it and its effect on you.
Slightly sweet tasting, a very comforting cup of tea, one of my favorites! I also just pick and eat and add to my smoothies. Have had wonderful results with skin issues such as eczema.
- The reference books used, author, page
Pages 71, 72, 77-79, 93, 121, 127, 143, 146, 152, 220, 227
The way of Herbs
Pages 13, 32, 185, 312, 313
The complete Encyclopedia of Herbs
Pages 19, 106, 176, 187, 192, 210, 208, 218, 358-59
Peterson Field Guide
Easter/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Steven Foster and James A. Duke