Red clover

Trifolium pratense Herbal phytestrogens

Red clover is an interesting example of an herb whose modern application is largely different to its historical uses. While the flower heads have long been regarded as a detoxifying remedy for skin problems, the relatively recent discovery that the leaves contain phytestrogens similar to those found in soybeans means that red clover is now predominantly thought of

The old French name for sage was route bonne, meaning "all is well."

as a treatment for menopause. Clinical trials investigating the effects of phytoestrogens from red clover have yielded ambiguous results, so more research is needed to clarify their effects, but there are some indications that they may help to prevent the decline in cardiovascular and bone health that many women experience after menopause. g IK )> \( i ITake commercially prepared red clover isoflavones in doses of 40 to 86 mg per day, or as prescribed by your doctor.

The old French name for sage was route bonne, meaning "all is well."

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