Red Clover belongs to the family of plants called legumes. Red clover contains substances called isoflavones. Isoflavones are phytoestrogens—compounds similar to the female hormone estrogen. It is a great blood cleanser.Red clover is commonly used to make a sweet tasting herbal tea. It is an ingredient in some recipes for Essiac tea.
In the past, Red Clover was used for conditions including asthma, whooping cough, cancer, and gout. Isoflavone extracts from Red Clover are most often used for menopausal symptoms, high cholesterol, or osteoporosis. Red clover is also a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C.
The flowering tops of the Red Clover plant are used fresh, dried, or as a powder for capsules, as well as made into teas and extracts in liquid forms. They grow in the fields everywhere so it’s easy to collect them and dry them to make tea later.