Red Clover: Magickal & Medicinal Uses

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Red Clover has a long history for both medicinal and magickal uses. Folklore links it to trifoliums (three leaf plants) associated with the Triple Goddesses by the Pagans. But it was used in a variety of interesting ways. Many put it in their baths to help one attract money and prosperity. Others believed it broke curses and they would wear it either on their person or place it in small bags or satchels in the four corners of their home. Another method of keeping evil spirits or unwanted ghosts at bay was to use it as a protective wash over the floors. It has a long standing mantle of protection that extends to evil spirits, witches, disease and the evil eye.

If you’re interested for use in more serious workings, it will allow you to see and interact more easily with other planes or dimensions. For people who like to astral travel or walk between worlds it’s a good talisman to have for protection and power.

But that’s just the magickal properties. Red Clover has many herbal benefits as well.

Red Clover as a Blood Purifier

In case you aren’t savvy with herbal terminology, a blood purifier works with your body’s elimination systems in order to purify your blood. These include organs like your liver, kidneys and digestive system.  Due to its diuretic properties it associated with increased urination which helps release excess water and toxins from the body. And it works over time to correct any deficiencies in the circulatory system.  It also improves blood circulation by thinning the blood and preventing the formation of clots.

Red Clover for Menopause

Menopause comes with a whole new set of challenges for women. And many of them are less than fun. But when you utilize Red Clover, it can alleviate things and get you a little relief. This is because the herb is phytoestrogenic, which basically means the plant acts like estrogen in your body. Because of this it can assist with problems like hot flashes and night sweats.

Osteoporosis (bone loss) is another menopausal issue that can develop because of dropping estrogen levels. So by incorporating this herb, the risk of developing symptoms lessens according to preliminary studies.

Red Clover for Skin Disorders

Skin issues can be challenging and uncomfortable in more ways than one. Especially if they are in plain sight. If you suffer from psoriasis, eczema, itchy skin or rashes you may want to consider using a topical application of this herb. Should you have any larger or more painful issues like a burn, Red Clover can accelerate the healing process when applied in proper amounts. Like we mentioned earlier in the menopause section, this herb contains phytoestrogens. This relates to the skin because it can be beneficial in slowing down the skin’s aging process, helping to maintain a vibrant and youthful appearance.

Red Clover for Respiratory Issues

Being sick is for the birds. Which is why Red Clover is such a great herb! It boosts our immune system to help protect us from irritating colds and flu’s. In addition it’s an expectorant, anti-spasmodic as well as an anti-inflammatory. It’s often used with breathing or lung issues such as respiratory infections, respiratory congestion, whooping cough and bronchial asthma.

Red Clover for Nutrients

Did you know that Red Clover is chock full or nutrients? It boasts an impressive array of vitamins and trace minerals that include Vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, chromium, niacin, and thiamine. In addition it contains calcium and magnesium which are known to help relax the nervous system. And making a tea that contains Red Clover leaves will provide you with a healthy dose of antioxidants that are can reduce free radicals in your body that cause degenerative diseases along with cell mutation.

Red Clover Contraindications:

When using herbs you should always check to see if there are any potential issues that could occur when adding them into your routine, as well as consulting with a medical professional. If you have any of the following issues, do not take Red Clover.

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Discontinue use immediately if you experience headaches, nausea, rash or fatigue. These side effects may occur if an excess of red clover has been consumed.
  • Red clover has a high concentration of estrogen which can upset hormonal balance in women. Should you wish to utilize this herb it needs to be administered under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
  • If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • If you are taking medication for blood thinners.
  • Exercise caution if taking birth control pills, estrogen or hormone replacement therapy

*As always please check with your doctor before starting any new herbal regimen. These statements and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing any new exercises.