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Supplements » Alfalfa



Alfalfa: Alfalfa is an herb that contains significant nutrition, including calcium, Vitamins D, E, and K, beta carotene, and chlorophyll. Alfalfa has diuretic, laxative and antiseptic effects and is available in supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Alfalfa

Adequate amounts of Alfalfa are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Alfalfa

Adequate amounts of Alfalfa are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Alfalfa

Excessive intake of Alfalfa may involve the following risks:

  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • People taking medication to lower blood sugar and those with diabetes should consult with their healthcare provider before use
  • Lupus-like effects
  • Muscle pains
  • Fatigue
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Kidney problems
  • Not recommended for people with lupus or a family history of lupus
  • Low potassium levels
  • Abnormal blood cell counts
  • Increased thyroid hormone levels
  • Gout
  • Contamination of alfalfa with bacteria
  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Birth defects
  • Miscarriage
  • Possible allergic reaction and/or rash in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Alfalfa

Alfalfa : plant species of the family Fabaceae widely cultivated for animal feed.
Source: CRISP

Alfalfa: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Alfalfa) include:

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