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Alfalfa sowing useful properties reviews

Alfalfa sowing useful properties and contraindications

Such a perennial culture as alfalfa (medunka) from the legume family has found wide application in medicine, cosmetology, cooking, and so on. And all this – thanks to the high content in it of substances such as amino acids (there are eight of them in it), it is truly considered a healing plant.

At first it was known as a laxative and diuretic. A lot of fluid in the body is good, but when it is too much, this fact can cause diseases such as rheumatism. Diabetes and others. Over time, it began to be used in various other areas, which we will discuss in the article.

Alfalfa: useful properties and contraindications

What is alfalfa? This is a medicinal plant with a straight stem, green leaves, which is considered to be the birthplace of Central Asia.. Translated from Latin as mussel herb” — Medicago. Let’s see what benefits it brings to our body:

  • She promotes removing excess fluid from the body, awakens the appetite and normalizes digestion (fight against ulcers, flatulence and heartburn).
  • It can be used to treat diseases such as endometriosisbecause its components fight well with inflammation.
  • Bad breath can be cured thanks to this herb due to the high content chlorophyll.
  • Its beneficial properties help in the fight against hemorrhoids.
  • An infusion of medunka is rubbed into the scalp for more intense hair growthbecause it improves the function of hair follicles.
  • Weakness – use in the form of tinctures and decoctions.
  • Colds diseases.
  • Nursing mothers and pregnant women can use young shoots. They contain substances useful for building bone tissue.
  • Blood clotting will be better thanks to vitamin Kwhich is very useful for liver.
  • Treatment cystitis and kidney disease.


The beneficial properties of medicinal alfalfa do not end there.but here are the most important ones. But, do not forget about contraindications, because this remedy has them.

This folk drug can not be used for individual intolerance. Also, with such a disease as lupus erythematosus. In general, before using any such drug, you should consult your doctor.

What does alfalfa look like: grass and seeds? (photo)

Grass and flowers look like this:

2 one

She has such seeds:


Useful properties of alfalfa

In different countries of the world it is used in different ways, for different purposes, but still get a wonderful effect. (Before using the drug, pay special attention to contraindications!!!!)

Europe: valuable roots and leaves with their beneficial properties are used as a treatment for diseases associated with the endocrine system.
China: all diseases associated with digestive disorders of any complexity.
America: an ancient recipe for the fight against jaundice.
India: sore joints.


Herb composition and application

Except amino acids in its composition, it contains vitamins, minerals, phosphorus and calcium. Useful properties on the face! Therefore, it is used not only in medicine, but also in cosmetology.

Where else is medunka used?

In cooking: young shoots go to salads and soups, squeeze the juice. From seeds – flour.
infusions, decoctions not only for taking inside, but also for taking a bath.
Finished drugs in dry form or in the form of a tincture can be purchased at a pharmacy (for example, anti-wrinkle cream Lucerin).


Alfalfa classification

There is about 20 species of this plant. Let’s take a closer look at them, studying the scope and comparing the appearance of plants.

Alfalfa crescent / yellow

Grows in loose soil, can withstand cold and even frost. Applies in agriculture and medicine. In the latter as a drug for migraine, inflammation of the lungs, kidney disease. Can be taken with an accelerated heartbeat.

sickleAlfalfa hop-like

An annual plant used as food for herbivores.



Their names are clear that such a plant is used for sowing.



Winter-hardy plant, improves soil fertility and its structure.


tree honeydew

Forage plant, technical. The only type of alfalfa that is grown as decorative. in Greece, the leaves are eaten.


begonia alfalfa


how to sow alfalfa by hand: video

  • Alfalfa as green manure

She saturates the soil nitrogen, nutritious substances – good fertilizer for humus plants. Possesses phytosanitary properties will get rid of litter and nematodes, and for earthworms and beneficial bacteria for the soil – a godsend! It is very useful for many vegetables and fruit trees. Planting time for green manure is early spring. The soil needs to be loosened (25 centimeters). Planting depth in bulk – 1 – 3 cm. Consumption of alfalfa (norm) – 1.0 – 1.5 grams per square meter, about 100 – 150 g per hundred square meters.

It takes about 4 kilograms of honeydew for 15 acres, it can be sown with sand, mixed in half.

  • Alfalfa as a honey plant

For these purposes, blue or sowing alfalfa is used.. It is frost-resistant, blooms from June 15, about 40 days. You need to sow the seeds very early, having worked the soil well before that. From one hectare (hectare) you can collect about 300 kg of honey. This is with good watering. And without watering – 30 kilograms. Honey from this plant crystallizes quickly and has an amber hue..

Real reviews of buyers and doctors about alfalfa

Vladimir, 45 years old, plumber:

“I had severe heartburn from almost every food I ate. Doctors shrugged – they could not understand. What is wrong with me. And then one mother’s friend, who is constantly treated exclusively with herbs and infusions, recommended me a decoction of honeydew. Of course, I was skeptical about this new recipe, but what was to be done? As a result, after a month of use, heartburn disappeared as if by hand. ”

Kristina, 25 years old, housewife:

“I drank a decoction of honeydew during pregnancy and feeding my daughter. The doctor advised. The baby was born healthy, the doctor noted more calcium in the body, not more than the permissible, of course. And my state of health has changed, I used to be tormented by constant fatigue. And now everything is normal. I recommend this medicinal herb to mothers!”

Valeria, 47 years old, copywriter:

“I have been struggling with wrinkles since I was 40. I tried both purchased creams and folk remedies. When I found out about Lucerin cream with real Altai alfalfa, I immediately became interested. It moisturizes my skin, gives shine, smoothes wrinkles, deeply nourishes skin cells. I’m delighted, buy it – you won’t regret it!

Vitaly, 56 years old, therapist:

“It is very useful to drink a decoction of alfalfa on an empty stomach. In addition to being an excellent diuretic, its beneficial properties help many people recover from diseases. It is suitable for people of all ages.”

During the preparation of the material, the consultation was carried out by:

Evgenia Smirnova
Olga Kirilova (beautician).

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