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Organic Alfalfa leaf cut & sifted
Alfalfa leaf is known for its nutritious qualities. This flowering perennial is a member of the pea family and is cultivated worldwide. Medicago sativa has been used as a healthful tonic in American folk herbalism, a culinary food in India, and as digestive support in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our organic alfalfa leaf can be infused as alfalfa tea, added to herbal vinegars, and incorporated into soups and stews.
Well known as a feed plant for livestock, alfalfa has a rich tradition of other uses. In traditional American folk medicine, it has been administered as a nutritive tonic. The dried alfalfa leaf is widely available in herbal shops and health food stores as an herbal tea, tablet, or powder. The seed is often sprouted and eaten in salads and sandwiches.
Alfalfa has leguminous flowers which vary in color from purple to yellow, trifoliate clover-like leaves, and a deep tap root. Some sources say that taproots have been found reaching down 68 feet into the soil! Alfalfa is native to southwest Asia with wild species occurring in the Caucasus, and in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and Iran, and is very widely cultivated throughout the world.
Alfalfa was first grown in the United States by early colonists, but it was not widely cultivated across the country until the California Gold Rush. Alfalfa provides a nutrient dense hay and is considered the foremost forage plant for dairy cows. It is fed to chickens and rabbits and utilized in gardening and large-scale agriculture. It is a "nitrogen fixer" like many legumes. Alfalfa not only provides healthy nutrients for humans, but it helps to "heal" soil as well and makes an effective "green manure" for providing nutrients to poor soil.
Alfalfa was used in TCM, making its first appearance around 200 CE during the Han Dynasty, for digestive system support and to stimulate the appetite. Alfalfa was revered for its soothing and strengthening properties. It became available around the 1850's to the Native Americans who adopted it into their healing system and referred to it as 'Buffalo grass'. They would grind up the seed into flour and put in gruels and bread and also ate the young leaves and shoots. In India, alfalfa seeds have been applied topically as a cooling poultice. The leaves are a source for the dietary supplement chlorophyll, and the seeds are used to make a yellow dye. In parts of China and Russia young alfalfa leaves have been served as a vegetable.
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Our products do not contain maltodextrin or added ingredients such as sugars or fillers. We sell 100% pure, safe, and effective products.
Secure Packaging: Our bulk products are packaged using a re-sealable food grade bag that blocks UV light and moisture. All our products are safety sealed for our customer’s safety. Our dark colored bags are specially designed to ensure the freshest product possible.
Lab Tested: The products we sell are lab tested for pesticides, metals, and microbiological agents. If a product doesn’t meet our quality standard it is rejected or sent back to the manufacturer.
Shelf Life: Our products will maintain their freshness and integrity for up to 18 months after purchase in our sealed bags or 6-9 months after seal is broken. Customers should store products in a cool dark place to ensure full shelf-life. Bulk products are sourced on a weekly basis to ensure our supply is always fresh.
Bulk Packaging: Orders of 10 or more of a single item or 10lbs or more of a single item will be packaged in a food grade bag with twist tie. Bulk capsules do not apply.
Disclaimer: This product is not for use by pregnant or lactating women. Consult your healthcare practitioner before use if you have or if you had any previous health condition that you are taking any medications for including OTC medications or if you are planning a medical procedure. Discontinue use immediately and contact your healthcare provider if any adverse reactions occur. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not intended for persons under age 18
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