Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense).
Red Clover is a vegetable originating from leguminous crops (flowering plants) with pink/purple flowers. Red Clover is native to Europe, West-Asia and North-Africa. This plant is cultivated in Europe, mainly to provide an addition of nitrogen to the earth's soil. Red Clover can convert nitrogen out of air so it can be absorbed by the plant. In this way Red Clover helps to enrich the soil with nitrogen.
Red Clover grows up to 50cm high and has a trifoliate leaf structure with a hairy stem. The plant flowers from May until the fall with pink/purple flowers. Red Clover mainly grows in meadows and grasslands and attracts bees and butterflies.
Red Clover is commonly used for menopause symptoms. This because of the fact that Red Clover contains phyto estrogen like isoflavones (genestein, daidzein and coumestans). These isoflavones have an affect on the receptors for estrogen, progesterone and androgen.
This pink/purple plant is especially known for it's beneficial effect on hot flashes and night sweats. In addition, it also has a beneficial effect on mental symptoms during menopause such as irritability, anxiety and sadness.
* Our product 'Femeno 1' in the FEMENO-line contains Red Clover.