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RED CLOVER // Trifolium pratense Key Constituents: phytoestrogenic isoflavones (genistein, diadzen, formononetin, biochanin), volatile oil, coumarins, cyanogenic glycosides, vitamins, minerals, salicylates, polysaccharides Actions: Alterative, Expectorant, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic Energy: Cooling and Sweet Red clover is a perennial in the pea family which, although native to Europe, grows freely throughout the world in fields, meadows, lawns and roadsides. The flowering tops and leaves are used in teas, tinctures, or infused oils. It is rich in protein (including all of the amino acids) as well as minerals and vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, calcium, magnesium, thiamine, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen, and iron. It tastes...

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ECHINACEA Echinacea purpurea & E. augustifolia Key Constituents: polysaccharides, glycoproteins, echinacoside, echinacin, polyacetylenes, betaine, caffeic acid glycosides, inulin, sesquiterpene esters, alkamides, volatile oils, flavonoids Actions: alterative, immune stimulant, immunomodulant, analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, sialagogue Energy: Cooling Echinacea, or purple coneflower, is probably the most well known/frequently used herbal supplement in the United States.  While there are nine different species grown throughout North America, two of them, E. purpurea and E. augustifolia are the most used and most widely studied.  Herbalist argue fervently over which has the most medicinal value but ALL variants process the phytochemicals that improve the immune system. Echinacea is an immune system stimulant and modulator...

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