Alfalfa, scientifically referred to as Medicago Sativa, is also known by other names
like Buffalo Herb, Lucerne, Mu-Su and Purple Medic.
Alfalfa belongs to the plant kingdom known as Plantae, Magnoliophyta family. It is
classified as Magnoliopsida and an order branded as Fabales. It belongs to the Fabaceae
family and genus called as Trifolieae.
Alfalfa is considered and widely accepted as an herb that has the power to cure.
Deemed as useful and beneficial to people are its leaves, sprouts, stems, unopened
flowers and natural chemicals.
Alfalfa is considered as one of the most useful and multi-facetted herb known to
man. In fact, it has been used in many forms as provided in this article (see Common
It has a wide array of nutrients which include a significant amount of protein, vitamins,
minerals, dietary components and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is generally considered
as an effective anti-oxidant, which keeps unwanted oxides in the body.
On top of its therapeutic capabilities, it also has nutrients deemed as component
in cure and phytoestrogens, which are good for menopausal problems even as it was
said to have been good in enhancing lactation among women who have just given birth
to new babies.
It also has saponins which keeps our cholesterol level at a tolerable level, without
necessarily harming the good cholesterols for the heart.
Studies, testimonies and evidences supported by science apparently shows how effective
and useful it is to the mankind. In fact, it has been useful in the treatment of
yeast infections, diabetes, for cholesterol control, menstrual disorders and osteoporosis
Alfalfa has the ability to cleanse colon and other parts of the digestive system.
As a matter of fact, it is considered as one of the essential herbs used on cholesterol
reduction and weight loss.