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alfalfa

  • Common Name(s)
    alfalfa, lucerne
    Scientific Name(s)
    Medicago sativa L. (Fabaceae)
    How is Alfalfa usually used?
    Alfalfa is available as aerialaerialplant parts appearing above ground parts (i.e., flowering tops and dried leaves). It is taken orallyorallyto be taken by mouth (swallowed) as dried herb and fluid extractextractto get, separate, or isolate a desired active ingredient.
  • dried herb: 5 g to 10 g, 3 times per day
    fluid extract: 5 g to 10 g dried equivalent, 3 times per day (1:1, 25% ethanol)
    For prolonged use, consult a health care provider.
  • What is Alfalfa used for?
    Alfalfa is traditionally used:
  • as a digestive tonictonican agent that strengthens and invigorates and appetite stimulant
    in the treatment of dyspepsiadyspepsiaindigestion or upset stomach and for the relief of pain from arthritis
    to promote the appetite and weight gain
    Your health care provider may have recommended this product for other conditions. Contact a health care provider if you have questions.
  • What else should I be aware of?
    Cautions and warnings:
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