Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Alfala

Alfala

By Jalapeno Gal77  via APN

alfalfa 4Yup, you read that right!!  Alfalfa is an herb that humans can consume and is very beneficial.  Its not just for our horses, cows and goats.  Alfalfa was discovered by Arabs, known as the “Father of all foods,” and was originally fed to their horses because it was believed to give them great swiftness.

 The leaves are packed with minerals, calcium, potassium, magnesium and carotene.  Many people take this herbal supplement orally, and it has been considered safe for multiple medicinal purposes.  Others like to add this herbal sprout to their salads, sandwiches and other entrees, while some prefer to eat it plain just like a vegetable because it is rich in fiber and vitamins.  Alfalfa has 18.9% vitamins and protein, beef at 16.5%, milk at 3.3% and eggs at 13.1%. So if your not a beef eater, Alfalfa is a great way to substitute protein for your muscles.  Vitamins include: A,E,U,B6,K, and D.  Minerals include: Calcium, Iron, Potassium,  Magnesium, Sodium, and Manganese.



Uses:
  • Alfalfa is high in protein
  • Rich in Minerals
  • Aids in kidney function.  It rids the body of excess fluids and regulates the bowels
  • Helps the body fight off infection
  • Aids in healing peptic ulcers
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Contains essential enzymes needed to efficiently digest food
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Helps with asthma and hay fever
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Fluid Retention
  • Inflammation
  • Dietetic, laxative
  • Urinary tract infections, kidney, bladder and prostrate

The latest discoveries about Alfalfa have been found to aid in the body’s  ability to lower cholesterol, to control asthma and hay fever, and to help lower blood sugar.  For those women who experience menopausal symptoms, it can alleviate hot flashes and night sweats.  Drinking Alfalfa tea and adding the sprouts to your salad will aid in this area greatly.

Growing Alfalfa Sprouts:
The following link will take you to another of my articles that will guide you through growing your alfalfa sprouts in 3-8 days.

Just grow and eat :)

Keepin It Spicy,
Jalapeño Gal

 Warning: This herb is not recommend for pregnant women or for those breastfeeding, in children, those taking blood thinners, or those with known hypersensitivity to alfalfa.  As always, this article is not meant to replace your doctors directives.  Always consult your doctor when thinking of trying an herbal remedy or changing your current medication.  In no way am I suggesting you use herbal medicine without your doctor’s consent or to replace any medications prescribed by your doctor.