Family Name: Leguminosae
Botanical Name(s): Trifolium Pratense
Popular Name(s): Red Clover, Wild Clover, Cleaver Grass, Marl
Grass, Cow Grass, Trefoil and Purple Clover
Parts Used: Blossoms
Habitat: Abundant in Britain, throughout Europe, Central and
Description: A perennial, but of short duration, generally
abundant on meadowland of a light sandy nature, where it produces
abundant blossom, forming an excellent mowing crop. Red Clover contains
phytoestrogens like genistein and daidzein.
Uses: Red Clover is one of the most useful remedies for children
with skin problems. It may be used with complete safety in any case of
childhood eczema. It is also useful for the treatment of other chronic
skin conditions. Used alone it is believed to be good for cancer of the
stomach, whooping cough and for various spasms.