Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) 60g

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R80.00

Dried Red Clover is said to assist during menopause due to large amounts of phytoestrogens in this plant – it can help relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.

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Menopause and Red Clover

Red Clover has been found to contain estrogen-mimicking flavonoids, known as phytoestrogens these substances can contribute to maintaining normal estrogen levels during menopause. This is especially helpful in reducing hot flashes and night sweats – two of the most common symptoms experienced by women in this change of life.

Studies have shown that it also improves cardiovascular health and lowers the bone density loss of menopausal women. Red Clover’s estrogen-like properties exert a positive effect on the arterial walls, making them more flexible, thus easing any strain on the heart and making it harder for blood clots to form.

Other research shows that Red Clover’s isoflavones may slow down bone loss and even increase mineral density in menopausal women, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

It has also been found that the isoflavones found in Red Clover can reduce the risk of depression and anxiety in post-menopausal women. Researchers recruited more than 100 post-menopausal women over the age of 40 and randomly assigned them to receive either the Red Clover isoflavones or a placebo. Measures of depressive and anxiety symptoms showed that anxiety was reduced by 76 percent and depression by 78 percent.

Precautions

Do not take Red Clover if you are taking blood thinning medication. Due to its blood thinning effects, drinking Red Clover is not recommended before surgery as it may exacerbate surgical bleeding.

Red Clover is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation because it contains phytosterols, with estrogenic and abortifacient properties.

Not recommended for those taking birth control pills or anyone at high risk of breast cancer.

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