Alfalfa Plant Health Benefits:
Alfalfa plant is perennial herb that grows about 2 to 3 feet, and it
blossoms during summer season with violet blue flowers, plant leaves
are found like three leaves together, and it is regarded as nutritious
plant and is being used as general tonic to cure various ailments from
ancient times. Generally Alfalfa means "Father of all foods" as
Arabs called it. The Chinese and Greeks used Alfalfa for the treatment
of eliminating calculus in bladder and kidneys in their traditional
medicinal practice. Alfalfa is botanically known as Medicago sativa and
belongs to the group of legume plants.
Alfalfa plant comprises essential enzymes that aids in assimilation of
foods, such as emulsin, pectinase, protease, Lipase, coagulase,
amylase, peroxidate, Invertase and it is very rich in protein content.
The following essential vitamins like, Vitamin B6, Vitamin U, Vitamin
K, VitaminA, Vitamin D, Vitamin E are found in Alfalfa plant, sprouts
and leaves. In addition to these, the minerals such as phosphorous,
silicon, magnesium, chloride, sodium, potassium, manganese, calcium and
iron are found in Alfalfa plant.
Alfalfa plant health benefits are; it lowers LDL cholesterol and raises
HDL cholesterol levels and especially beneficial for
hyperlipoproteinemia patients. It improves metabolism and digestive
process and the enzymes found in alfalfa are very beneficial for
assimilation of all foods such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats and
sugars. Due to the presence of Vitamin U, it prevents peptic ulcers,
prevents gastritis, and prevents gastro intestinal disorders. As it is
diuretic in nature due to the presence of phytochemicals, it provides
relief from swelling that is caused by excess water accumulation and
regulates bowel movement due to the presence of dietary fiber. The
presence of chlorophyll fights against the invasion of bacteria by
stimulating the growth of connective and granulation tissues thereby
prevents bacterial infections.