Alfalfa, or Medicago sativa, acts as a detoxifier, blood purifier, promotes pituitary gland function, contains an anti-fungal agent. It has been found to be beneficial for a variety of illnesses, including liver disorders, breath odor, infections, diabetes, ulcers, disorders of the bones and joints and skin ailments. Alfalfa has helped many women with the discomforts of menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flashes. It was also believed to be helpful towards people suffering from arthritis, relieves urinary and water retention. It breaks down poisonous carbon dioxide. It helps in treating recuperative cases of narcotic and alcohol addiction. It is also high in eight essential enzymes. The enzymes help to neutralize cancer in the system.
Vitamins and minerals: Alfalfa causes an alkalizing effect on the body due to its richness in minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, potassium, and trace minerals. It is very high in chlorophyll, carotene, the vitamins A, D, E, B-6, K, and several digestive enzymes.
Effect on body odor and bad breath: Alfalfa contains chlorophyll. It is a body cleanser, infection fighter and natural deodorizer.
Remedy: Eat raw alfalfa. Chew 2 batches of leaves from several sprouts in the morning and the evening. Drink an 8-oz. glass of water after finishing chewing the alfalfa leaves. You can make alfalfa tea, but it may loose some of its odor fighting properties. Use the leaves in salads at meals.
Warning: The vitamin K in alfalfa can interfere with the action of anticoagulants. Although alfalfa is harmless to most people when taken in the recommended quantities, people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) should not take any form of alfalfa. People with latent SLE reactivated their symptoms by using alfalfa.