Alfalfa SproutsWholefood Medicine
Alfalfa Sprouts target the Neurons, Neuro-Immunity & Blood for healing and repair.
Alfalfa is a rich source of vitamins A, C, E and K. Used to improve clotting because vitamin K is critical in blood clotting. Alfalfa is also rich in the minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron.
Alfalfa sprouts are good for treating endometriosis. The leaf tea is a hormone-balancing herb for stimulating milk flow in breastfeeding mothers. It also alleviates menopausal problems in older women.
Alfalfa has also been used traditionally as an appetite stimulant, to promote weight gain.
Plant Powered Healing
Canavanine, an amino acid analog in alfalfa, has been found to benefit pancreatic, colon and leukemia cancers.
Plant estrogens are also abundant in sprouts. They increase bone formation and density and prevent osteoporosis. These estrogens are also helpful in controlling hot flashes, PMS and fibrocystic breast tumors.
Alfalfa sprouts also contain a fine food source known as saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats. Research has shown that this benefits arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Saponins also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T- lymphocytes and interferon.
Eat Your Sprouts
Sprouts also contain an abundance of highly active nutrients that prevent DNA destruction and protect us from the ongoing effects of aging.
Alfalfa is good for arthritis. Since lupus is a form of arthritis, alfalfa is used with good results for people with lupus.
Alfalfa eliminates retained water, relieves urinary and bowel problems and helps in treating people recovering from narcotic, nicotine and alcohol addiction. It is also useful for building the body after serious or prolonged illness or weakness.
Research has shown that alfalfa contains constituents that may trigger a destruction of carcinogens built up in the liver during the digestive process. Alfalfa aids in removing these toxins from the body as well as neutralizing acids, which makes it an aid to digestion.
Have you ever heard of a vegetable that continues to gain vitamins after you harvest it? Sprouts do!
Sprouts are living foods. Even after you harvest your sprouts and refrigerate them, they will continue to grow slowly, and their vitamin content will actually increase.
Alfalfa Juice Recipe
- 1 handful of alfalfa sprouts
- 6 sprigs fresh parsley
- 3 kale leaves
- 4 broccoli florets
- 1 apple
Source: FARMACIST DESK REFERENCE – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WHOLE FOOD MEDICINE.
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