red clover flower

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense – flower

Red clover has traditionally been used mainly as an alterative or blood cleanser. It was used in cases of cancer and congested skin conditions such as boils and acne. It was also known for its antispasmodic actions and teas made from the blossoms were employed in cases of whooping cough and other spasmodic bronchial conditions.


  • Phytoestrogen
  • Antispasmodic
  • Alterative
  • Hypotensive
  • Diuretic
  • Nutritive Tonic


  • Coughs and bronchitis
  • Whooping cough
  • Childhood excema
  • Psoriasis

No serious effects have been reported.

Not generally recommended in pregnancy due to phyto-estrogen content.

Use caution with estrogen sensitive cancers.

The analysis of contents below is a guide only, product specific data including expiry date is with the item in the shop.

Trifolium pratense 1:2. Each 1 ml contains 500mg of dry herb.

Liquid extract in 25% ethanol. Use 10 to 40 ml weekly.

Our clinic uses fluid extracts from Optimal Rx, Herbal Extract Company, Nutrition Care, Mediherb or Sunray Botanicals, in this order.

Healer and blood purifier.

Older herbal literature often describes “bad blood” as an indication for alterative herbs, or “blood cleansers”, which are used for skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and acne, glandular swellings, chronic inflammation and chronic infections. The contemporary understanding of “bad blood” refers to poor lymphatic movement or herbs that help the body to assimilate nutrients and eliminate metabolic wastes.