Botanical name: Medicago Sativa
Herb Energetics: Cooling
Supportive Uses: Ayurveda medicine categorizes alfalfa as a cooling plant. The flowering tops of the plants have been used to ease digestive discomfort. Alfalfa is also supportive towards arthritis and water retention.
Alfalfa also contains high levels of vitamin K, beta carotene, fluoride, and a sizable amount of calcium.
Magical uses: Often used in magic for luck, good fortune, and health related matters
Warnings: Alfalfa sprouts and seeds contain an amino acid known as canavanine. Overuse of this herb may cause lupus flare ups, gastrointestinal complaints, and a decrease in white and red cell production. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid using alfalfa. Alfalfa affects the milk production in nursing mothers by reducing milk production.
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