Waving from the bean family Fabaceae, red clover sits resides happily with its fellows like peas and other legumes. This wildflower is favorite among the cattle and other animals that like to graze.
This herbaceous flowering perennial is a short-lived plant that can be 10 to 30 inches tall. The trifoliate green-colored leaves bear a pale crescent on half of their broad lamina. Its dense flowers depict a darker shade of pink to attract the pollinating insects. Red clover has a highly adaptive deep taproot system that helps in the trying times like that of drought.
Red clover blossom was historically used to cater to a diverse variety of diseases like gout, asthma, whooping cough, and even cancer. Recently, the extracts of red clover have been added to the supplements that aid in attenuating premenopausal symptoms. The isoflavone extract of red clover blossom is also quite supportive when it comes to lowering the levels of LDL and triglycerides. It can be used as an adjunct therapy to potentiate the treatment of osteoporosis.
Red clover blossom is women-friendly because it is brimmed with phytoestrogens like isoflavones, daidzein, genistein, formononetin, and biochanin-A. These phytoestrogens help to treat various women-associated disorders.