Clover meadow - medicinal properties and contraindications

Meadow flowers are very unpretentious, grow, not afraid of a strong wind, hot sun, bad weather. But they not only decorate the suburban landscape, but also bring invaluable benefits to people.

Meadow clover

Botanical features

Small perennial honey flowers of pink or red color, having a spherical head, stand out among other plants. Very original, if you look at clover well. The stem of it grows up to 50 cm, has triple leaves, the lower ones are distinguished by oval outlines with small denticles. The upper form is also oblong, but they are almost whole-edge. They can be used to determine the time, since at night they close so that in the morning, at a certain time, open up.

The plant belongs to the legume family. And this is no accident, because its fruit is a bean that resembles an egg. It matures at the very end of summer. If you open it, you will find one seed.

Clover begins to bloom in May and in this state can reach the end of September. You can meet a flower in the most unexpected places with high humidity - in meadows and edges, fields and outskirts of the tracks.

The once popular song that was performed by the Belarusian group Pesnyary is sung about how the guy mowed down Yas Konyushin and looked at the divine. So it turns out that this is another name for clover. And for good reason the young man worked so hard, because clover is one of the most common fodder plants.

Clover fell in love with representatives of traditional medicine because it is able to treat many diseases. It is therefore even cultivated using the seed method. You need to sow flowers in a place that is conscientiously cleaned of weed grass and processed. If you plant at the beginning of spring, you can expect the first shoots in 10 days. The plant is very unpretentious, because it does not take a lot of time to form the root system and strengthen the stem with leaves. However, to protect the clover from the invasion of weeds, until the second year, the soil near the flowers must be filled with fallen foliage.

Clover does not require special care, it needs to be periodically watered and fed with organic fertilizers containing nitrogen. The only problem with growing it is the rapid growth of new flowers. Therefore, it will be required to load it.

Therapeutic features

For medicinal purposes, grass and inflorescences are used, which include the heads along with the upper leaves. The root is also used, since during its study it revealed trifolizin, an antifungal substance.

The clover collected during flowering has an unusual astringent taste, slightly sweet, and it is harvested not only in dried form, but also pickled and pickled.

The plant has collected many useful substances for humans. In the colors hidden:

  • glycosides, mainly iso- and tripholine;
  • ascorbic acid;
  • a whole group of B vitamins;
  • bioquinone A;
  • flavones;
  • carotene;
  • alkaloids.

Leaves contain:

  • pigments
  • ascorbic acid. Moreover, it is more than 25 percent.

In the grass there are:

  • phytosterols;
  • vitamins C and E;
  • carotene;
  • tyrosine;
  • acids - salicylic and coumaric.

The successful content of bioactive compounds has a very strong effect on humans, regardless of whether the plant is used externally or if it gets inside.

Clover meadow: salvation from many diseases

Grass is often used during the treatment of atherosclerosis, since clover can improve the metabolism of fats with flavonoids. The most effective among herbalists-healers is considered alcohol tincture, in the preparation of which only leafy tops with flowers are used. But provided that the pressure in a person is relatively stable, however, headaches and tinnitus are disturbing.

Clover meadow from diseases

You can make such a remedy, adhering to the following recommendations: 40 gr. clover should be infused for 10 days in 0.5 liters of alcohol. It should be 40 percent. The storage location should only be in a dark place so that the medicine is securely hidden from the sun. Periodically, the bottle will need to be shaken. When the remedy is ready, drink either before dinner, or just before bedtime. Dose - 20 ml per day. The course can be continued for two weeks, if the attending physician allows. After these days have passed, the body should rest for about two months, then the course can be repeated again.

Traditional medicine uses this healing plant, if treatment related to the respiratory tract is required:

  • colds;
  • bronchitis, especially if it has become chronic;
  • with whooping cough;
  • persistent coughing;
  • bronchial asthma.

To get rid of these diseases, use this recipe: a 10 percent decoction, which is boiled for no more than 5 minutes, is taken in 0.5 cups 3 or 4 times a day.

Thanks to the use of the plant, it is possible to reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol, as well as overcome oxygen starvation and increase the capabilities of the immune system.

Clover has an anti-inflammatory effect. Dry grass is stuffed in a bag made of gauze, and lowered in boiling water for a short time. Allow to cool slightly, and when hot, as a poultice, apply to the inflamed area. So they treat various abscesses, scrofula, furunculosis, corns, burns, and such treatment also helps if neuralgia, joint pains are of concern.

Clover to help women with hepatitis B, mastitis, PMS and other diseases

  1. Breast-feeding. For those women who breastfeed, but they do not have enough milk, there is good news. They can enhance its formation with clover. To do this, drink aromatic clover tea specifically to improve lactation. It is prepared as follows: 10 grams is taken. chopped clover heads and St. John's wort, 20 g is added to the mixture. blackcurrant leaves. You need to brew with boiling water.
  2. ICP. The flavones in the plant, once in the human body, manifest themselves as sex hormones. Clover heads contain substances that are very similar to female sex hormones. This property is used when it is necessary to extinguish bright bursts during menopausal syndromes, uterine bleeding, if every month menstruation is painful and difficult. To do this, prepare the following medicine. The proportions are as follows: 3 teaspoons of chopped flower heads are taken on a glass of boiling water, but so that they are collected together with stipules. The infusion is well wrapped and left for 1 hour, then it remains to strain the infusion and drink. The medicinal effect will be noticeable if you drink 4 times a day, be sure to eat, about half an hour, a quarter cup.
  3. Mastitis. If a woman begins mastitis, there is a simple way to get rid of it. Take in equal proportions the flowers of clover and flax, drink the infusion of them for several days. But you need to consider that flaxseed flowers are toxic and have laxative properties, so care must be taken.

Other diseases

  1. When women are worried about leucorrhoea, vulvitis appeared; there is an opportunity to stop these diseases. Within 6 hours, 2 tablespoons of clover with 0.5 l of boiling water are infused with the top. Then this infusion is poured into a clean container, where boiled water is already located.The fluid should be warm enough. Use a tool in the form of sedentary baths. But you can do douching.
  2. For women, the presence of sitosterols in the plant is an important factor, since they are anti-aging and can significantly stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Also, these substances turned out to be a natural UV filter.
  3. There is isoflavonoid maakyanin in clover. This compound is fungicidal, the properties of which include such a quality as combating fungal diseases.

What other beneficial substances does clover have?

There are tannins in the plant. Their merit is that they can form a special protective membrane on the mucous membranes, thanks to which inflammatory processes will not develop.

The beneficial substances of clover meadow

They also take an active part in the metabolism at the cellular level. If salts of heavy metals that have a toxic effect on the body have accumulated in the body, tannins can combine with them, precipitate, and then remove from the body. Clover can help if poisoning occurs or a person is in the zone of increased radiation.

Contained in sufficient quantities in clover salicylic acid. Because clover has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Especially this useful property of the plant is manifested in tonsillitis, lung diseases, as well as for colds.

There is a simple recipe that will help improve the condition, support as an expectorant, antiseptic and hemostatic. Take 3 tablespoons, place in a thermos, pour 0.5 liters of boiling water. You can open it in 6-8 hours, only then the infusion will be ready. The resulting drink must be drunk in three divided doses. It should be taken 40 minutes before meals.

Fiber is also found in clover. This means that getting into the intestine, it begins to irritate its nerve endings, which gives a positive effect:

  • peristalsis improves;
  • there is a better overall digestion process.

It is simply necessary to raise immunity, life is too stressful for a modern person. And clover, which has a rich content of vitamins and proteins, carbohydrates and fats, will help in this again. It is enough to follow this recipe: pour 3 tablespoons of the plant into a thermos and pour two liters of boiling water. Close the lid tightly and leave for 2-3 hours, let it brew well. Then add a little squeezed lemon juice and a little, to taste, honey. You need to drink before meals, three times a day, half a glass.

Clover is very useful for humans. Moreover, it can be taken in the form of tinctures, lotions, compresses, decoctions, which in a very gentle way can get rid of many diseases.

Clover helps with a variety of ailments. It:

  1. Colds accompanied by fever, pain concentrated in the throat, and severe cough. Clover promotes more intense perspiration and liquefaction of sputum.
  2. Migraines, cramps and cramps, neuralgia. Symptom reduction occurs due to the fact that after taking clover, the elasticity of blood vessel walls returns, blood coagulation improves, and it is cleaned.
  3. Inflammation that occurs in the genitourinary system.
  4. Anemia, dysmenorrhea, tumors.
  5. Eye diseases. If a thorn appears, the juice of a fresh plant will help, which should be instilled, and if an allergy occurs, just wash your eyes.

What are the contraindications?

Before using clover for medicinal purposes, you should discuss your desire with a doctor. It must be remembered that this plant can significantly harm pregnant women, since it has abortive properties.

It is not recommended to use clover for thrombophlebitis, after a stroke, who have diarrhea and some forms of cancer.

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