(Please review Long Infusions first here.)
Red Clover: 1 cup herb to one quart hot water- infuse 2-12 hours.
Properties: Red clover has long been esteemed for its “alterative”properties. That term means an herb that improves organ functioning, helping us to metabolize and excrete waste while retaining nutrients more efficiently. Red clover has long been a part of anti-tumoral formulas and recent research points to red clover’s isolflavones as potentially stopping cancer cells from growing and is likely preventative because of its high content of phytoestrogens.
Like the other herbs in this category, red clover is deeply nutritious with high levels of calcium, magnesium potassium. trace minerals as well as B and C vitamins. Red clover is particularly known for its high content of phytoestrogens that can be helpful during menopause for “deficient heat” symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia and night sweats. Red clover actually has ten times more phytoestrogens than soy milk per cup. And while soy estrogen is implicated in numerous heath problems, likely due to the refining process, red clover is not linked with any deleterious effects.
Red clover is deeply helpful for those who are overheated, dry, brittle, burnt out, sad and depleted.
Cost: 14 $ a pound. 88 cents an infusion. 27 $ a month if taken daily.