Latin Name: medicago sativa, medicago caerulea, medicago karatschaica, medicago spp. Alternative Name: buffalo herb, lucerne, musu, jatt, kaba yonca Forms Available: herb, leaf
Alfalfa – medicago sativa – a perennial herb that grows throughout the world. This plant grows to about 3 feet in height. Flowers are blue/violet. Alfalfa is full of vitamins and minerals such as Vit A, B, C, K, calcium, phosphorus and iron.
Alfalfa is an appetite stimulant. It has been used as a laxative and diuretic. It is also been said to relieve arthritis, asthma, hay fever and diabetes.
WARNING: Alfalfa is good in moderation BUT it should not be eaten by people with auto-immune diseases.
Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Appetite stimulant. Also said to relieve arthritis, asthma, diabetes. A nutritious vitamin and mineral rich plant.