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Red Clover


COMMON NAME Standardized: red clover
BOTANICAL NAME Trifolium pratense L. Plant Family: Fabaceae
OVERVIEW Red clover is a low growing perennial, native to northwest Africa, Asia, and Europe. It has since been naturalized and cultivated in many parts of the world, including North America. The flower heads are collected in full bloom, during the summer months.
Druids believed that it could ward off evil spells and witches, while Medieval Christians believed that the three lobbed leaves were associated with the trinity and the four lobbed leaves as a symbol of the cross.
PARTS USED Flowers, leaves (see photo)
TYPICAL PREPARATIONS Tea, in capsules and extracts.