Health benefits of alfalfa

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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
  • Biotin
  • Folic acid
  • Protein
  • Minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper
  • Amino acids
  • Chlorophyll
  • Saponins.

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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Published May 16, 2014
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