(red) Clover

Formal name

Trifolium pratense; Trifolium spp.

Other names

Shamrock; Honey; Honeystalks; Three-leaved grass; Trefoil; Trifoil

Description

The red clover is a short-lived perennial in the Pea family with white-blotched 3-parted leaves and a large pinkish red head containing numerous small rose purple pea-like flowers.

Part used

flowers

Caution

avoid during pregnancy

Dosage

1 cup 2-3 x daily; 1-3 droppersful 2-3x daily

Health benefits

internal and external remedy for skin complaints (psoriasis, eczema, etc); good expectorant used for whooping cough, bronchitis, dry coughs and laryngitis; sometimes used as anticancer remedy.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsimmune, integumentary, liver
DeityRowen
GenderMasculine
Herb actionalterative, expectorant
Herb categorycleanser, specific
Herbal energycool
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tastearomatic, sweet
Magical powersexorcism, fidelity, love, money, protection, success
Path4, 14
PlanetMercury