Red Clover Blossoms

Red Clover Blossoms

Also known as

Trifolium pretense, Cow Clover, Meadow Clover, Purple Clover, Trefoil, Trifolium pratense, Wild Clover, and Bee Bread.


Red clover is a low growing perennial, native to northwest Africa, Asia, and Europe. It has since been naturalized and cultivated in many parts of the world, including North America. The flower heads are collected in full bloom, during the summer months.

Druids believed that it could ward off evil spells and witches, while Medieval Christians believed that the three lobbed leaves were associated with the trinity and the four lobbed leaves as a symbol of the cross.



Parts Used

Flowers and sometimes the leaf and flower

Typical Preparations

Tea, in capsules and extracts. May also be eaten raw and seldom in salads.


Red clover is often cultivated as a fodder crop, and may also be tilled for green manure. It makes a wonderful ingredient in herbal tea, adding a light, sweet flavor along with its abundant medicinal properties. It may be integrated into a salve or balm and is traditionally used to support healthy skin. In some clinical trials, red clover has shown to support a healthy menopause by reducing symptoms. However, these results are disputed by similar clinical trials. As such, more research is necessary in order to completely understand the efficacy of the herb. Some studies have also shown that red clover may help to support cardiovascular health in women to a modest degree.

Health Benefits of Red Clover

Red clover flowers have been documented to have the following properties.

  • alterative
  • antispasmodic
  • diuretic
  • expectorant - used to treat asthma, bronchitis, and similar type conditions
  • sedative
  • tonic

    It is also written that the benefits of red clover extend to those suffering from the following conditions.

  • acne
  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • cholesterol levels - helps to regulate it
  • colds
  • coughs, including whooping cough - often used in the form of syrup
  • digestion - improves it, by stimulating production of digestive chemicals and bile
  • eczema
  • flatulence - relieves it
  • infections - aids with healing
  • infertility - helps improve fertility
  • lymphatic swelling
  • piles - applied locally to alleviate the condition
  • prostate health - promotes it
  • skin eruptions
  • sore throats

  • Precautions

    Red clover should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women, as the effects on developing fetus and infants is not determined. There are some studies that suggest taking red clover may affect fetal development. It is also recommended that you do not take red Clover while on blood thinning medication.r Son and Holy Spirit I anoint this couple as they begin their marriage into this life.  May they always love one another and have a fruitful life together. Amen

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