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Posted: February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Alfalfa – Benefits and Uses Overview

Alfalfa is a grass rich in nutrients. While alfalfa is often used as feed for horses and rabbits, the plant has many medicinal uses as well.

Alfalfa and Nutrition

Alfalfa is a nutritious food for humans. This grass is a good source of minerals like calcium, potassium, carotene, magnesium, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, amino acids, chlorophyll, and antioxidants.

Alfalfa Benefits

Alfalfa is thought to lower cholesterol. It also may help relieve inflammation and digestive problems. It has been recommended to balance pH levels and hormones. Alfalfa may also fight fungal infections, skin problems, and joint disorders. It also has been used to treat:

Alfalfa Warning

In 2011, the USDA approved growing genetically engineered alfalfa. To be sure you are not eating genetically modified alfalfa, purchase only certified organic brands.

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