Alfalfa was recommended to treat upset stomachs back in 1597 by an English herbalist, John Gerard. While in the Americas, Colombians have been using Alfalfa to treat coughs. All five viscera have been treated by the Chinese, including intestinal and kidney disorders.
Arabs has called Alfalfa the "father of all herbs".
The leaves of Alfalfa have 8 amino acids. They also carry a lot of beta-carotene, which can help the immune system and skin. Plus, Alfalfa is high in Vitamin K. If you know anything about this unusual vitamin, you know that it's helpful for morning sickness in pregnant women. It's also reliable in supplying animals with Vitamin E. And, Alfalfa is unbelievably rich in calcium.
Alfalfa stimulates and feeds the Pituitary gland. Just so know, the Pituitary gland or hypohysis is a small pea-sized part of the brain that helps control growth, blood pressure, breast milk and a number of other essential things.
In other words, Alfalfa is full of all the known vitamins and minerals for healthy living.
Alfalfa has been used to treat arthritis, kidney disorders, skin disorders, and liver problems. I also found out when I took this wonderful magic potion – so to speak, my armpits didn't stink nearly as much anymore and the odor from my breath was going away. The bacteria from perspiration causes that rank odor under your arms. Alfalfa is well-known for being a deodorizer due its Chlorophyll content. Just to satisfy your curiosity, Chlorophyll is the molecule that absorbs sunlight in plants. The same bacteria from perspiration causes bad breath and rank odors from your crotch area. Trust me, if you take Alfalfa, you'll notice a big difference.
Alfalfa will attack, kill and calm acids, and poisons in the body. I suffer from GERD, and I get heartburn frequently. But this annoying and painful problem went away when I started taking this magic pill.
Alfalfa can help in the body's struggle to fight off diseases. Recently, I have been in a movie theater with an obviously very sick and contageous person coughing directly behind me. Two days later, there's still no reason for me to believe that I've come down with this bug.
With the natural flouride in Alfalfa, this magic pill can help prevent tooth decay. And, just so you know, flouride found in many other resources can be an alluminum manufactered by-product that is poisonous to your body.
Plus, for vegetarians in need of B-12, this wonderful herb is just perfect for you.
Personal note: The full effect of this pill is hard to put into words. I just know that I feel healthier, I smell healthier, and look healthier because of it.
Disorders, ailments, irritations and bodily systems treated by Alfalfa
Acidity – The strength and quantity of your stomach acids.
Alcoholism – This should be self-explanatory. But in case you don't know, I'll try to explain what alcoholism is. Clinically, it's a chronic disease that disables a person's ability to control their drinking. This can lead to serious damage to the liver.
Allergies – An allergy is a sensitivity to certain substances. You can be allergic to everything, from pollen or drugs.
Alfalfa should help curb this deficiency.
Anemia – Simply put, anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells. This can cause the blood to have trouble transporting oxygen to vital systems of the body.
Appetite stimulant – This should be self-explanatory.
Alfalfa can help curb your appetite, keeping you from eating too much.
Arthritis – In case you don't know what it is by now, let me clarify. Arthritis is when there is serious damage to joints in the body. There are certain kinds of arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis for example can be an autoimmune disease where the body will literally be attacking itself.
Asthma – This should be self-explanatory.
Atherosclerosis – A disease that affects blood vessels in which there is serious inflammation in the walls of certain arteries.
Personally, I can't tell you how Alfalfa works on this disease.
Bell's palsy – Also known as "facial palsy", Bell's palsy is a condition in which the nerves in one side of a person's face malfunctions, causing that part of the face to droop.
Don't ask me how Alfalfa helps Bell's palsy, just be glad that it does.
Bladder – This elastic organ that collects urine from the kidneys can be host to any number of illnesses and deficiencies; such as, bladder sphincter dyssynergia or the condition that can lead to incontinent urination, Cystitis or the inflammation of the bladder, and Hematuria or the presence of blood in your urine.
Blood normalizer – Instead of clotting or not clotting, you have a great balance.
Blood pressure, high – This should be self-explanatory. But let's get into it for argument's sake. High blood pressure or hypertension is when the pressure in your blood in chronically elevated. This can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes.
Blood purifier – It not only cleanses the blood, but it also raises the value of nutrients in the blood.
Bodybuilding – This should be self-explanatory.
The only thing I can't fully explain is how Alfalfa helps you build muscles.
Boils – Also known as furuncles, boils are a skin disease as the result inflammation of hair follicles, causing pus and dead tissue. Bet you wanted to know that.
Bowels – Your bowels or intestines are extremely long canals in your belly that can be host to any number of diseases; such as, Gastroenteritis or inflammation of the intestines, Ileus or blockage of the intestines, Ileitis or inflammation of the ileum and of course, Colitis.
Breath odor – This should be self-explanatory. But, in case you want to know why you have bad breath, here are some causes: Smoking cigarettes, eating cheeses, fish or certain meats. Food remnants on your tongue, in your teeth, and in the back of your throat can cause bacteria. Bad dental hygiene can also play a role in bad breath.
Fever – This should be self-explanatory. But for the sake of argument, let's go into it anyway. It's when the body temperature goes rises above the normal 98.6 degrees Farhenheit.
Fungal or yeast infections
Hemorrhages – Bleeding externally or internally, depending on the severity of the damage. You could bleed anywhere from 15% to 40% of your blood volume, and it's still hemorrhaging. Be careful that you don't drive anywhere if you're bleeding too much.
Alfalfa should slow down the bleeding.
Hormone imbalance – There are all kinds of hormones that make the body work. There are growth hormones, serotonin, the different kinds of thyroid hormones, and even an adrenaline hormone. If these hormones are out of whack, so is your health and wellness.
Hypertension – This should be self-explanatory. But let's get into it for argument's sake. High blood pressure or hypertension is when the pressure in your blood in chronically elevated. This can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes.
Jaundice – This disease is also called, icterus. You know you have it if every part of your body turns yellow. You really don't want me to get into all of the symptoms and describe this terrible disease in detail.
Joint inflammation or swelling
Liver conditions – The liver is a mult-purpose and extremely helpful organ, but it can be host to a number of diseases and disorders; such as, Hepatitis or inflammation of the liver, Cirrhosis or the formation of fibrous tissue inside the liver, Gilbert's syndrome or the genetic disorder of the bilirubin metabolism, and Glycogen storage disease II which leads to progressive muscle weakness.
Lupus – Any idea what it is? Don't feel bad, neither did I until I researched it. It's an autoimmune disease that may cause debilitation. It can also lead to death. Also known as systemic lupus erythematosis or SLE can attack any part of the body, especially the heart, joints, liver, nervous system, and kidneys.
Morning sickness – Pregnant women feel waves of nausea that can lead to vomiting.
Muscle tone – Body builders want to tone their muscles before competitions.
Nausea – In case you don't know, it's just a condition in which you feel ill – maybe so bad you want to throw up. Nausea is caused by such things as motion sickness, eating too much, too little or eating something bad. The effect of certain drugs can also cause nausea.
Nervousness – This should be self-explanatory.
Take it from me, Alfalfa keeps your nerves steady.
Nosebleeds – This should be self-explanatory.
Pain, minor – This should be self-explanatory.
Pituitary Gland – The Pituitary gland or hypohysis is a small pea-sized part of the brain that helps control growth, blood pressure, breast milk and a number of other essential things.
Rheumatism – A term that best describes disorders of the heart, bones, joints, kidneys, and lungs. A symptom of Rheumatism is back pain.
Scurvy – It's a deficiency disease, caused by a Vitamin C deficiency. Scurvy can cause you to bleed out every mucous membrane, from your mouth to your genitals. Liver spots, and spungy gums also signs of scurvy.
Alfalfa is higher in C than many citris fruits.
Stomach inflammation – This can also be gastritis, caused by bacterial infection, fungal infection, parasitic infection or bile reflux (applying to me).
Strokes – As many people know, strokes are a common cause of death. It's simply a suddenly loss of brain functions due to an interruption of blood to the brain.
I'm not too sure how Alfalfa helps in strokes, but my best advice is that you just keep some faith in the magic of this herb.
Tooth decay – Also known as dental caries, tooth decay is a disease, damaging the strength and structure of teeth.
Toxemia – This is simply when you have toxins in your blood.
Tumor regression – A tumor is a mass growth of tissues.
Alfalfa will most likely turn this process backward. Cool huh?
Uric acid retention – Uric acid is extremely hard to explain. This organic compound is the final oxidation product of purine catabolism. In other words, uric acid is found in your urine. Excessive uric acid can cause gout and it is also said to be a factor in cardiovascular disease. It's the poison that you're getting out of your system when you pee.
Ulcers – You can get ulcers just about anywhere on your body. Ulcers are open sores of the skin, eyes or mucous membranes. They can leave your skin looking like the surface of some dead, alien planet. It's really not something you'll ever want to see.
Weakness – This should be self-explanatory.
Weight gain and or loss – This should be self-explanatory.
Whooping cough – Also called, Pertussis, whooping cough is when you've got a severely hacking cough and you let out a "whoop" when you take another breath.
Herbal First Aide
No home should be without this recipe for an herbal first aide kit.
You must have Aloe Vera. The gel from the plant's leaves will help in relieving pain, and healing burns and cuts. Believe me, I know this works.
Also, you should have Arnica. Another healing gel that will take the blue out of bruises.
Take Calendula. When taken as a tea, this dry leaf will help clean cuts.
For indigestion, anxiety and insomnia, take some Chamomile in tea form.
You should most definitely take Echinachea if you want to treat the flu or the common cold.
Gingerroot is great for relaxing the stomach, killing nausea, and putting an end to motion sickness.
Keep a bottle of Witch Hazel handy to stop infections, and heal minor burns and rashes.
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