White Sweet Clover

White Sweet Clover

Latin Name: meliltus alba, melilotus albus
Alternative Name: white melilot, common melilot
Forms Available: leaf, flower, seed

White Sweet Clover – meliltus alba – An edible plant. The seeds are like peas and can be used as seasoning for soup. The fresh shoots can be eaten raw or cooked. The flowers have a vanilla flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. The dried leaves and flowers should not be eaten but they have been used for medicinal purposes – they contain coumarin, an anticlotting agent.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: The leaves of this plant have been used, dried, as an anticlotting agent. The flowers, dried, have been used externally to treat ulcers.

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