clover has at least 400 years of empirical history where
people used this herb to cure such diseases as cancer
and those mentioned below. When Red Clover was
introduced into America, it was quickly absorbed by the
American Indian cultures who realized its medicinal uses
internally and externally.
Ancients called it Triphyllon, meaning "three leaves".
This term also relates to the common name, Clover, which
stems from "clava", meaning "three-leaved". The three
leaves were said to correspond to the triad goddesses of
Mythology, and later to the Trinity in Christianity.
According to the Doctrine of Signatures, the white
crescentic markings on the leaflets of red clover were
seen as a sign that the plant could be of benefit in the
treatment of cataracts. The three-lobed leaves were
associated with the Holy Trinity by medieval
Christians. Although red clover is a native European
plant, it was not until it became naturalized in North
America and the Native Americans had discovered its
medicinal properties that it was recognized as a
medicine in Europe. The flowers were a popular
anti-cancer remedy in the 1930s. Red clover is widely
cultivated as animal fodder; the isoflavones are
oestrogenic in animals which may ingest large quantities
and it has a contraceptive effect on sheep.
Harry Hoxsey, ND started the first cancer clinic in
Mexico, used Red Clover in his treatments.
Thompsonian herbalists also use Red Clover in their
anti-cancer formulas. Red clover thins the blood and
improves circulation one of the reasons it is such a
great cancer fighter.
Red clover is an excellent herb for the lungs; it can be
used to treat lung congestion, bronchitis and whooping
cough, weak chests and wheezing. This herb also has
antibiotic qualities that are useful against several
bacteria, including tubercular bacilli. Red Clover can
also be used as a gargle for throat soreness, swelling
Red Clover contains Vitamins A, B-Complex, C, F and
P. Red Clover also contains the minerals Iron,
Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Selenium,
Molybdenum and Tin.
Acne, Aids, Anti-cancer, Bladder Problems, Blood
Cleanser, Blood Purifier, boils, Bronchitis, Cancer,
Leukemia, Liver Congestion, Nervous Conditions,
Psoriasis, Skin Disorders, Spasms, Toxins, Tumors,
Urinary Problems, Vaginal Irritation, Rheumatism.
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