ALFALFA Medicago sativa
PROPERTIES AND USES
Food, alterative (good for the whole body), body nutrients, tonic, joints, stomach and arthritic discomfort, stops
excess sweating, deodorizes, pituitary gland nutrient.
Lucern and Buffalo Herb.
This food which has its name from the Arabic language is known as the "father of all foods." Alfalfa comes to
us originally from Asia. It is always a matter of great humor for herbalists when some chemist isolates a new vitamin
and discovers it is also found in Alfalfa. Alfalfa is very easy to digest as it contains at least eight active enzymes.
These enzymes help a person to digest the food as well as the plant itself. Large quantities may be eaten for the
purpose of relieving joint pains, repairing and maintaining bones, repair of stomach and as a source of hormonal
nutrition for the all important pituitary gland. Alfalfa, due to a root system as deep as 125 feet, brings up a rich
storehouse of Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, and Sodium. These minerals are in excellent balance for a
Do not be concerned Alfalfa could contain harmful sodium. This is not salt shaker sodium. It is
an organic plant sodium, which nourishes the blood stream and promotes youthful, flexible joints and repairs the
stomach. Alfalfa provides a balanced spectrum of vitamins and minerals. Deodorizes and prevents excess perspiration,
stops hemorrhage, soaks up uric and lactic acid to prevent nerve irritation, lubricates joints, relieves pain,
deodorizes, and is diuretic (relieves fluid retention).
20 - 80 drops after each meal and persist until results are achieved. Enjoy the many short range benefits and
especially those long range benefits, which occur over months and years.
SOURCES: JOHN LUST, "THE HERB BOOK;" ALMA R. HUTCHENS, "INDIAN HERBOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA."
For specific herbal information or to discuss your herbal needs, call us at 718-544-5997 to speak with our
board-certified naturopath, Dr. René.