Red Clover Blossoms (Trifolium pratense) 4oz/113g Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World
Latin (botanical) name: Trifolium pratense
Common names: Red Clover, Trefoil, Purple Clover, Meadow Honeysuckle, Meadow Trefoil, Purple Clover, Trefoil, Wild Clover, Cleaver Grass, Marl Grass, Cow Grass
Plant Description: The state flower of Vermont, Red Clover is also abundant in Britain, throughout Europe, Central and Northern Asia from the Mediterranean to the Arctic Circle and high up into the mountains. It generally grows wild in meadows, blooming in April and throughout the summer months. It has several somewhat hairy stems 1-2 feet high growing from one root. The root is rhizome and sends out runners. The leaves of the Red Clover are ternate with ovate leaflets finely serrate and very pointed. The flowers themselves vary from deep red to purple and are ovoid in shape.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner
Cautions & Interactions: Do not take during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of children.