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Red Clover is used for so many ailments. This low growing herb contains minute amounts of calcium, lecithin, choline and silica. While it is has red in its title, the flower tops are actually purple in color.

Traditionally this herb was used in tonics as a muscle relaxer and as an expectorant for coughs and to aid in the treatment of bronchitis or chronic lung disease. You can also use the tonic to treat indigestion, sore throats, urinary tract infections, muscle cramps, liver and kidney ailments, arthritis and constipation. Red clover is also used in a poultice to help rid skin eczema.

When red clover is combined with other herbs, it is used to treat different types of cancer in addition to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Red clover grows in fields in North America and in Europe. It is used in traditional Chinese and folklore medicine.

When you buy clover honey, red clover has been used in the process to sweeten the honey.

Because red clover contains small estrogen properties, check with your physician before taking if you are on hormone replacement therapy.

You can purchase red clover from your local health food store or online. Make sure what you are buying is not fermented as fermented red clover should be avoided.