Health Benefits of Red clover flower

Red clover flowers

Red clover is considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones, which are water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens (known collectively as phytoestrogens). Red Clover is therefore used for hot flashes/flushes, PMS, breast enhancement and breast health as well as lowering cholesterol, improving urine production and improving circulation of the blood, to help prevent osteoporosis, reduce the possibility of blood clots and arterial plaques.

Estrogen-like effect

Several studies of a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones suggest that it may significantly reduce hot flashes in menopausal women. Also, menopause increases a woman's risk for developing osteoporosis (significant bone loss) and some studies suggest that a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones may slow bone loss and even boost bone mineral density in pre and peri-menopausal women. The estrogen-like effect of red clover isoflavones may be involved, and red clover also may have a direct effect by preventing the breakdown of existing bone.

Results from a review of nearly 1000 women suggest that red clover may interfere with an enzyme known to promote the progression of endometrial cancer. Red clover is also considered one of the richest sources of isoflavon. Efficient in treating some forms of cancer, isoflavons have been known to even completely eliminate some cancerous cells. More specifically, studies have proved that clovers can protect against the development of breast cancer cells. It can reduce the risk of lymphatic, ovary and breast cancer, too.

The herb reduces breast inflammations (mastitis) and breast pains. It detoxifies the lymph, lungs, liver, kidneys, and blood. In cases of gout, it is useful for decreasing the concentration of uric acid.

Reduces Hypertension

The unique properties of red clover include its ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body, particularly in the cardiovascular system. Various studies have shown that consuming its tea can significantly reduce the tension in the arteries and blood vessels, thereby helping reduce the blood pressure levels. This can help prevent coronary heart diseases and keep cardiovascular issues at bay.


Boosts Immune System

If you consume the greens of red clover, you are more likely to get a high dose of vitamin C than by consuming the tea. Vitamin C is a powerful immune system booster and can help stimulate the production of white blood cells.

Prevents Infections

If you consume the leaves in the form of tea, you can get a healthy dose of antioxidants. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals, which cause degenerative diseases and cell mutation. The overall immune boost of red clover includes preventing infections, both viral and bacterial.


Eases Menstruation

The impacts of red clover are significant, particularly in women. The isoflavones found in red clover mimic estrogen, so for women who may struggle to maintain estrogen levels, red clover can help balance their hormonal shifts and prevent mood swings, as well as reduce breast pain. This applies to women undergoing PMS as well as menopause, as both of the conditions can cause dangerous or unpredictable fluctuations in hormonal levels.


Anticancer Potential

Prostate cancer is one of the most dangerous forms of cancer in men, and some of the compounds found in red clover can block certain enzymes that cause prostate growth. Although some forms of prostate enlargement are benign, a reduction in prostate size is always a good thing for the long-term health of men.

Moreover, a 2002 study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has mentioned that dietary isoflavones, present in red clover, help in halting the progression of prostate cancer by inducing apoptosis.

Red clover extracts have shown a great result in terms of preventing the incidence of breast cancer occurring due to postmenopausal hormone therapy. This can be confirmed from the research conducted at the Molecular and Cellular Gynecological Endocrinology Laboratory (MCGEL), University of Pisa.

Lowers Cholesterol Levels

If you struggle to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, you significantly increase your chances of heart attacks and strokes as a result of atherosclerosis. Therefore, anything that can lower cholesterol levels is valuable, and research has shown that LDL cholesterol levels can be reduced by adding red clover to the diet.

Improves Blood Circulation

Coumarins found in red clover keep the blood flowing smoothly and stimulate healthy circulation, further preventing high blood pressure and cardiovascular distress.


Detoxifies the Body

If you want to find a quick way to detoxify your body and clear your system of excess toxins and salts, nothing works better than a diuretic. Red clover has been connected to increased urination, thereby helping release excess water, toxins, and even fat from the body.

Word of Caution: Although the majority of reports concerning red clover are positive, some people do experience certain side effects, including nausea, muscle aches, headaches, and heavy periods in women. Also, if you are on medication for any hormone-related or cancer conditions, be sure to speak with a medical professional before adding red clover to your health regimen.

Fights Respiratory Infections

Red clover is used for prevention and treatment of respiratory conditions like whooping cough, colds, asthma and bronchitis.  It has natural cleansing effects within the body, reduces anxiety and discomfort during illness, and has the ability to loosen phlegm. Because it can calm bronchial spasms, improve sleep quality, and help flush extra mucus and fluids from the respiratory system, it’s beneficial to take as soon as you feel an illness coming on.


Potential Side Effects of Red Clover

Because red clover contains isoflavones that mimic the effects of the hormone estrogen once they enter the body, the safety of red clover in patients with breast or endometrial cancer hasn’t yet been established. It’s possible that red clover can complicate these conditions and interfere with treatments, or even worse potentially raise the risk for them developing in the first place.

On the other hand, red clover appears to be neutral, safe or even beneficial for most. Early evidence shows that taking a specific red clover extract (Promensil) daily for one year did not increase breast tissue density or raise breast cancer risk, nor did it seem to raise the likelihood of developing cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrial cancer).

There’s some evidence that isoflavones can contribute to reproductive problems in certain animals. Several studies have linked high amounts of isoflavones to reproductive failure and complications, such as liver disease due to estrogen-like activities. However, in smaller doses in appears to be safe for most adults who are not pregnant, breast-feeding or at a high risk for breast cancer. Red clover acts like estrogen and might disturb important hormone balances in women during pregnancy or when breast-feeding, so it’s not intended for these groups.

Red clover might also raise the risk for certain bleeding disturbances due to its blood-thinning effects in people who have abnormal blood clotting or who just had surgery, so it should be avoided in these cases as well.


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