Red and White Clover for Pollinators

Attracts Butterflies (amongst other pollinators)


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.


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




-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




-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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