Known for its nutritious properties, alfalfa has been used in a myriad of ways across a diversity of cultures. Medicago sativa has been employed as a healthful tonic in American folk herbalism, a culinary ingredient in India, and as digestive support in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Alfalfa even has a history of use as a grazing crop for livestock and doubles as a cover crop to regenerate soil.
A member of the pea family, alfalfa has trifoliate, clover-like leaves, leguminous flowers which vary in color from purple to yellow, and a deep tap root. Some sources say that taproots have been found reaching down 68 feet into the soil, making alfalfa a drought hardy crop. Native to southwest Asia, wild alfalfa species also occur in the Caucasus, and in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and Iran. However, alfalfa leaf is extremely popular and is widely cultivated throughout the world.
Alfalfa is a versatile herb that can be added to a variety of botanical formulations. Typical preparations of the herb include infusion as alfalfa tea, herbal vinegars, tablets, culinary ingredient, or liquid extract. Alfalfa tincture blends well with other nourishing herbal extracts such as nettle extract, elder berry extract, red clover extract, dandelion extract, raspberry leaf extract, and oats extract. Similarly, alfalfa extract can be added one squirt at a time to your favorite herbal tea for an added botanical boost, such as 21st Century Tea or Happy Tummy Tea. Since the leaf can have a ‘green’ taste, it can pair well with lemony and aromatic herbs, such as lemon tea, fennel seed, or peppermint leaf depending on your personal preference or application. Try adding this nutritious extract to smoothies or simply apply directly to the tongue.
Organic alcohol, water, and fresh organic alfalfa aerial portion.
Packaging & Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
• 8 oz. size comes in an amber glass bottle with a plastic screw cap and does not include a dropper.
• 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.