Clover has many good properties to benefit health. Red Clover (actually purple color …don’t ask me why it is called red) and Crimson Clover have the same benefits. White Clover is similar but a bit weaker or not as potent. Among other things, clover is a blood purifier, is antispasmodic, and an expectorant. The tea is good for asthma and bronchitis.
Red clover helps fight cancer. “Internally, red clover is considered among the best anti-cancer herbs. It is a powerful blood purifier, either used alone or in combination with yellow dock, dandelion root, sassafras, or other blood purifiers. … Externally, it can be applied as a poultice or fomentation on cancerous growths.” The Natural Remedies Encyclopedia, p. 177
Other benefits listed in The Natural Remedies Encyclopedia, p. 177 are these:
“It fights infection, suppresses appetite, relaxes the system, stops spasms, and induces expectoration. It is soothing to the nerves and is good for whooping cough, psoriasis, rheumatism, and stomach problems. It is used for coughs, bronchitis, inflamed lungs, kidney problems, liver disease, weakened immune system, bacterial infections, HIV, and AIDS.”
Some natural remedies cannot be used for more than a week to a month at a time, without losing effect. But this is not the case with clover. There is no time limit for it’s use.
All parts of the clover can be useful, including the roots, leaves, and flowers. Pick and dry the plant. Store in airtight container in a dark, dry place until needed. Or use immediately.
1. A wash can be used to treat sores, burns, athletes foot, and ulcers.
2. Tea made from the flowers.
To make tea:
1. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat or turn off heat. Do not let it overboil.
2. Place some of the dried clover flowers into a tea strainer. (see picture below)
3. Steep the tea in the water.
4. Add your favorite sweetener to taste.
For medicinal wash or internal use:
Steep tea (this can be any part of the clover plant I believe) in water for 30 minutes, then take 1-2 oz. frequently or 4-6 cups daily.