Red and White Clover for Pollinators

Attracts Butterflies (amongst other pollinators)

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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clover

Many people cringe when they see white or red clover in their lawn while these wildflowers can make beautiful alternative laws, buzzing with pollinators…The idea of a green carpet seems horrible to me as I grew up with a regular mowed lawn with these flowers in it which I enjoyed the white clover eating when I was young. Both the red and the white clover are adaptable to many soil types and fix nitrogen which is a plus for soil fertility.
They flower from May to October. Caterpillars use it as a food source and the seeds are eaten by birds including the wild turkey.

RED CLOVER :

is considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (known collectively as phytoestrogens). It also contains coumarins.

Red clover is also a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, lecithin, silicium, vitamins A, E, C, B2, and B3 and presence of the anti-inflammatory compounds eugenol, myricetin and salicylic

-may slow bone loss in women during menopause therfore lowers the risk of osteoporosis

– may boost bone mineral density in pre and peri-menopausal women

-may prevent or relieve estrogen-related symptoms, such as breast pain, that are associated with PMS

-may also reduce the possibility of developing estrogen-dependent cancer of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus)

-may prevent prostate cancer in men

-reduces hot flashes during menopause

-definite limiting effect in the development of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland

-helps to prevent heart disease in several ways

-helps keep the blood from becoming thick and gummy,therefore, the possibility of forming blood clots and arterial plaques may be reduced

-may helps the arteries to remain strong and flexible, therfore helping to prevent some of the plaque deposits that lead to a heart attack or a stroke

-relieving the pain of both eczema and psoriasis

-acne, psoriasis, eczemas, insect stings, abscesses or ulcerations treatment

-for sores

-for burns

-as an aid against skin cancer

-acts as a blood purifier,” specifically for the potential treatment of cancer

-reduces inflammation during arthritis.

-good for general health

-reduces the symptoms affections such as syphilis

-relaxes the muscles

-relaxing effect on the nervous system

-excellent vaginal and urinal relaxant

-decreases pains and ocular inflammations

-adjusts the psycho-emotional balance and contributing to the development of communication abilities

-in cases of gout, it is useful for decreasing the concentration of uric acid

 

 

RED AND WHITE CLOVER :

-detoxifies the lymph, lungs, liver, kidneys, and blood

-good for the digestive system.

– blood purifier

-soothes the spasms of the bronchi, convulsive cough and children’s cough

-it is anti-asthmatic

 

 

WHITE CLOVER:

-reduces the spasm of whooping-cough

-detoxifies the lymph, lungs, liver, kidneys, and blood

-good for the digestive system.

– blood purifier

-soothes the spasms of the bronchi, convulsive cough and children’s cough

-it is anti-asthmatic.

by Karin Wybauw

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