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18- Apr-2017

What is Red Clover Tea good for?*

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Dt. Chhavi Goel Manglik
Dt. Chhavi Goel Manglik
Certified Diabetic Educator

Red clover is anatural remedy to treat women at an early age or the verge of menopause. Its tea can prevent symptoms such as night sweat and hot flushes etc.

Red clover, botanically known as Trifolium pretense, is a common herb found inthe fields. Livestock reared on it for long intervals may get infertile owing to the high content of phytoestrogens, isoflavones that replace their own estrogen.

    1. Hot flashes

Studies prove that women who consume red clover herb teashow fewer menopause symptoms such ashot flashes and hormonal fluctuations. They also have lower chances of getting other menopause related symptoms such as osteoporosis, palpitations, or insomnia. There is considerable Danish research on the uneasiness and distressesafflicting women with symptoms of menopause. The studies reveal that red clover tea can decrease menopause symptoms, hormonal imbalance, hot flushes, lowered bone mass density and manage estrogen levels in women. Red clover is a supplement rich in the estrogen constituentsknown as isoflavones.Other observational studies noted the results that the regular ingestion of red cloverrelieves symptoms of women’s various diseases, with menopause conditions being managed well without any complications.

    1. Bone mineral density

Research has proven that red clover tea helps in replenishing andalleviating symptoms of estrogen insufficiency. It supports the restoration of hormonal balance and bone density.Recent studies on women for three months showed the impact of red clover on bone healthto assess the possible incidence of osteoporosis at the time of menopause. The results were so impressive that the researchers wish to conduct more coherent research on red clover for proving its benefits for women approaching or undergoing menopause.

A report in the journal Gynecology Endocrinology, November edition, testified that red clover (rich in isoflavones) is a natural alternate to estrogen drugs. It has positive effects on the lipid profile (controls total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and lipoprotein A levelsof women after menopause with elevated body mass index).

    1. Osteoporosis

Researches on red clover herbal tea state that it can be used to treat osteoporosis and osteopeniain women at the age of menopause. These two disorders are very common difficulties that are linked with the deficiency of estrogen in women during menopause. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February edition, postulates that promensil (isoflavone) is a natural substitute for the traditionally recommended menopause hormone replacement therapy used by women to avert osteoporosis.

    1. Night sweats

Red clover is a good and safe option for controlling hot flushes and night sweats, common symptoms that bother both pre-menopausal women and women undergoing menopause. Using 1-2 teaspoon of Red lover herb from Best Source Nutrition, brewa tea. Having thistwice a daycan help women in controlling night sweats.

    1. Vaginal dryness

Red clover provides relief to symptoms that occur due to low estrogen levels such as night sweats, various skin problems, mood swings, lack of sex drive etc. The decreased levels of estrogen on the vaginal tissues usually results in vaginal dryness in women dealing with symptoms of menopausein their forties. Vaginal dryness is also a reason of extreme difficulty and pain during intercourse, UTI, and recurrent urinary and vaginal infections.The estrogenic action ofred clover offers the benefit ofrestoring the vaginal lining. It also contributes to normalizing vaginal thinning and atrophy that occurs in women before, during or after menopause.

The annual meet of BMS, London, has specified that the red clover isoflavone is a natural substitute for lessening vaginal dryness in postmenopausal women.

Red clover herbis a great source of anti-oxidants. It helps in getting rid of free radicals. Thus, it controls aging process by lowering the lines and wrinkles on the thinning facial skin of women approaching menopause. In addition, it possesses the potential to fight back symptoms of skin aging.

Brewingred clover tea

Take 1-2 teaspoon of dried Red Clover herb fromBestSource Nutrition per 1 cup of tea. Steep it in hot water for 5 minutes. Strain and consume the tea decoction. It is advisable to use red clover after brewing the decoction.

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