Scientific Name: Medicago sativa
Origin: United States
Hailing from warmer temperate climates, this one-of-a-kind herb is known by many names, including Trefoil, Lucerne, Medicago and Holy-Hay. However, we in America simply call it, Alfalfa, and from its sprouts to its leaves it’s one heck of a healthy eat. Packed full of nutrients such as calcium and protein, plus vitamins C, E and K, there’s plenty to enjoy about this useful and tasty herb. Especially when brewed into your favorite tea or blended in with a spice rub or seasoning mix. Sweet, yet bitter; earthy, yet full of zing, its taste is almost as unique as its flavor.
With it’s storied history and rich tradition as a healing herb, Alfalfa Leaves may be the help you need, whether you’re looking to help control allergies, stimulate appetite, enhance digestion or lessen tooth decay.
Essential Vitamins & Minerals
One of the most substantial benefits of Alfalfa Leaf Powder is its full spectrum of nutrients. It’s high in Vitamins A, D, E, K and the full family of B-vitamins; and also contains crucial minerals such as calcium, biotin, potassium, iron, folic acid, and much, much more. No wonder many consider it the “King of All Foods”.
Another benefit of its high nutrient content is Alfalfa Leaf Powder’s ability to help lower cholesterol. The mighty mixture it provides the body is believed to help detoxify and purify the blood, thus assisting in cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels, and overall hormone balance.
One of its most traditional uses, Alfalfa Leaf Powder has the potential to be an excellent anti-diabetic agent. Due in part to the effects it has on cholesterol and hormones, it may also help the body regulate blood sugar and overall energy use. Combined, these can lead to better appetite control, weight loss, and fewer cravings for sugary foods.
Alfalfa Leaf Powder offers an array of additional benefits as well. Its strong antioxidant content helps prevent damage from free radicals within the body. High levels of phytoestrogens make it beneficial in relieving symptoms of Menopause. And it can even assist with ailments such as headaches, bad breath, and immune system functionality.
- Stir or blend the powder into 12oz. of your favorite beverage. We highly recommend a vegetable or fruit juice for the best results (and taste)
- You can also toss it into your morning smoothie or a hot cereal to boost its overall nutrition.
- One of the most popular ways is to make your own Alfalfa Leaf capsules by utilizing one of our easy-to-use capsule filling machines.
Originating in south-central Asia, Alfalfa was first cultivated in ancient Iran and later introduced to the Grecians around 490 BC. Eventually, it became known as al-fiṣfiṣa in the Arabic world, before reaching the shores of Spain and gaining its current name, Alfalfa. As new lands were discovered around the world, more and more settlers attempted to cultivate it within their colonies. At first, there was little success in the western world. But, as the centuries passed, crop production within the western US grew to account for a large portion of the world’s output. Today, its popularity continues to reach new cultures around the world, due in part, to its long-utilized proposed health benefits.
If stored correctly, our Alfalfa Leaf Powder has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.