Profile: Alfalfa leaf is healthy. This pea-family perennial is grown globally. In American folk herbalism, Medicago sativa is used as a tonic, in India as a meal, and in TCM as a digestive aid (TCM). Alfalfa leaf can be used to make tea, herbal vinegars, soups, and stews.
Alfalfa has many uses besides being a cattle feed. It's a nutritive tonic in traditional American folk medicine. Dried alfalfa leaf is offered as a herbal tea, pill, or powder. Sprouted seeds are used in salads and sandwiches.
Alfalfa features purple-to-yellow leguminous blooms, clover-like leaves, and a deep tap root. Some reports claim 68-foot-deep taproots. Alfalfa is native to southwest Asia, having wild species in the Caucasus, Afghanistan, and Iran. It's grown worldwide.
Early colonists grew alfalfa, but it wasn't commonly planted until the California Gold Rush. Alfalfa is the most nutrient-dense fodder for dairy cows. It's used for chickens, rabbits, gardening, and agriculture. Like legumes, it "fixes" nitrogen. Alfalfa supplies healthful nutrients for humans and "heals" soil as a "green manure"
Alfalfa was utilized in TCM for digestive system support and appetite stimulation circa 200 CE during the Han Dynasty. Alfalfa was valued for its soothing and strengthening effects. Native Americans began using it as 'Buffalo grass' in the 1850s. Young leaves and branches were ground into flour and used in gruels and bread. Alfalfa seeds are a cooling poultice in India. Leaves provide chlorophyll, and seeds generate a yellow color. Young alfalfa leaves are a vegetable in China and Russia.
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