The plant's medicinal value is found in its red and purple blossoms, which are dried to make tea.
Trifolium pratense is a tonic herb, especially for the skin, and especially for children.
Its other actions are nervine, diuretic, antitumor/chemopreventive, blood purifying and blood building, expectorant, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory.
As a sedative and tonic.
To loosen phlegm and calm bronchial spasms.
Rosemary Gladstar says red clover is, “One of the best detoxification herbs and respiratory tonics,”
What is the recommended dosage?
As a sedative dose 4 g of blossoms.
As a source of estrogenic and antioxidant isoflavones. Extracts standardized on isoflavone content (Menoflavon, Rimostil) have been given to perimenopausal women in several clinical studies at daily doses of isoflavones 25 to 90 mg
Chinese medicine has used red clover in teas as an expectorant. Russians recommend the herb for bronchial asthma. Traditionally, the herb has been used in treating breast cancer. Topically, it is used to accelerate wound healing and to treat psoriasis.
Red clover is considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones, which are water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens (known collectively as phytoestrogens). Red Clover is therefore used for hot flashes/flushes, PMS, breast enhancement and breast health as well as lowering cholesterol, improving urine production and improving circulation of the blood, to help prevent osteoporosis, to reduce the possibility of blood clots and arterial plaques and limiting the development of benign prostate hyperplasia.