Health benefits of alfalfa
Published May 16, 2014
You may be familiar with alfalfa sprouts and sometimes add them to your lunch, but did you know that the alfalfa plant is a valuable remedy that has a long history of medicinal and nutritional use?1 Alfalfa has extremely high nutritive value and may deliver a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and other plant nutrients, which is why it’s often classified as a “superfood”. Alfalfa may provide varying amounts of:
- Vitamins A, C, D, E and K
- Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6 and B12
- Folic acid
- Minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper
- Amino acids
Alfalfa has been used in traditional western herbal medicine as a restorative tonic and is believed to rejuvenate the body and increase vitality as a result of its high nutritional content.
How can I take it?
Alfalfa can be eaten whole and makes a healthy addition to salads. It’s also available as part of a superfood powder in combination with other super greens including spirulina, wheat grass, chlorella and barley grass. As a source of key antioxidants and plant nutrients these green superfoods may help you achieve a healthy well balanced diet and provide whole body support.
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