Alfalfa Seed - MEDICAGO SATIVA
(Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ.
Description: Alfalfa is a perennial belonging to the Leguminosae (Fabaceae) family. The roots of the Alfalfa plant grow very deep, bringing nutrients up from within the earth. Alfalfa leaf contains protein and vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. It also contains calcium, potassium, carotene, iron, zinc and chlorophyll, which is renowned for its cleansing qualities.
Origin: United States
Other Names: Buffalo Grass, Buffalo Herb, Chilean Clover, Lucerne, Purple Medic
Part Used: Seed.
Culinary Uses: Alfalfa sprouts are very tasty, with a sweet, nut-like flavor, and the seed sprouts are used as a salad ingredient. To make sprouts, place two tablespoons of Alfalfa Seeds in a sprouting jar with three times as much water as seeds. Soak overnight. Rinse seeds and drain twice daily, store in low humidity without direct sunlight. About the fourth day place rinsed sprout jar in indirect sunlight. To make a tea, crush 1 tablespoon of dried Alfalfa Seeds, and add to 2 cups of boiling water, reduce the temperature and simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes, and quickly strain the tea.
Medicinal Uses: Alfalfa helps eliminate toxins from the body, It is considered to nourish the digestive, skeletal, glandular, and urinary systems. It is also used for indigestion and vitamin and mineral deficiency.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Alfalfa is not recommended for use by persons taking blood thinning agents.