The word “alfalfa” comes from the Arabic phrase, al-fac-facah, meaning “father of all foods.” It stands to reason, alfalfa is extremely nutritious. The extensive root system allows the plant to absorb a high level of nutrients from the soil. Alfalfa leaf contains essential vitamins including the entire spectrum of B-vitamins, A, D, E and K. Alfalfa Leaf is a source of iron, niacin, biotin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Alfalfa is a source of chlorophyll. Compared to other plants, alfalfa leaf is very high in protein and amino acids.
Health Benefits of Alfalfa Leaf
Alfalfa has been used and appreciated all over the world for centuries. A comprehensive list of its benefits would be very long, but common benefits attributed to alfalfa include:
Detoxes the urinary tract
Purifies the blood and liver
Has a strong alkaline effect on the body
Promotes bowel movement regularity and healthy hydration
Eases general digestive problems
Contains high levels of enzymes for food digestion and assimilation
Lowers bad cholesterol, and reduces incidence of atherosclerotic plaque
Supports healthy blood sugar levels, especially when taken with manganese
Supports the pituitary gland
Alfalfa leaves can be healthy for humans and may be used as a dietary or nutritional supplement. The benefits of alfalfa leaf are many and include supporting healthy circulation and the immune system.