Red Clover Oil (Trifolium pratense)

Red Clover FlowerIn herbal medicine, Red Clover oil is widely used to treat skin conditions. It may be combined with other purifying herbs such as burdock.

Red Clover Oil contains essential vitamins for the skin such as vitamin A, vitamin B-complex. It is also rich in iron. Red Clover Oil contains volatile oil including benzyl alcohol, methyl salicylate, isoflavones, courmarins and cyanogenic glycosides.  It is also a rich source of isoflavones.

Red clover oil is a wonderful healing plant for skin conditions and is a wonderful herbal remedy for children with skin problems. Red clovers promote healthy skin and are very useful for skin irritations. The oil from the blossoms is a widely used herb for eczema in both adults and safe enough to use on children.  Because its ability to promote healthy skin, red clover oil makes a wonderful massage oil . It has calcium and magnesium which tones and relaxes the nervous system, relieving tension due to stress and anxiety. It is easily absorbed into the system.

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Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Red CloverEveryone recognizes red clover for it’s beautiful purple flower. Red clover (trifolium pratense) also has other common names such as trefoil, cow grass, cleaver grass and purple clover. It is a perennial herb that grows to about 16 inches. It has a hairy upright stem. The leaves have 3 (sometimes 4) oval leaflets with a white crescent mark on them.
The flowers can range from pink to dark purple. Red Clover is a common wayside plant, but it is also cultivated as a fodder crop for cows, and other grazing animals. It is also grown for hay and used in gardens as a nitrogen additive for crops.