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What if we told you that the rare four-petaled mascot most often associated with Saint Patrick’s Day was more than just a symbol for Irish fortune and good luck? That locked within those petals was an abundance of health benefits, equivalent to finding a pot of gold, filled to the brim with nutritional wealth.
Well, put aside that celebratory green beer for a moment and get your juicer ready for another kind of green beverage, because that is exactly what we’re about to tell you.
Clovers — especially the red ones — are extremely rich is bioactive components, such as calcium, lecithin, chromium, magnesium, potassium, silicium, vitamins A, E, C, B2, and B3.
Red clover is also considered one of the richest sources of isoflavon. Efficient in treating some forms of cancer, isoflavons have been known to even completely eliminate some cancerous cells. More specifically, studies have proved that clovers can protect against the development of breast cancer cells. It can reduce the risk of lymphatic, ovary and breast cancer, too.
The herb reduces breast inflammations (mastitis) and breast pains. It detoxifies the lymph, lungs, liver, kidneys, and blood. In cases of gout, it is useful for decreasing the concentration of uric acid.
It is also a good expectorant, and soothes the spasms of the bronchi, convulsive cough and children’s cough. It is anti-asthmatic and reduces the symptoms affections, such as syphilis; it stimulates biliary secretion and relaxes the muscles.
The herb has other uses too: it decongests the salivary glands, decreases arthritis pains, and reduces ocular inflammations. It has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, adjusting the psycho-emotional balance and contributing to the development of communication abilities.
Source Live and Feel