Red Clover


Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Trifolium pratense, Honeysuckle clover, Meadow clover, Peavine clover, Purple clover, Rotklee

Red clover is an herbaceous flowering plant that is part of the legume family.  It is native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northwest Africa.  Red clover contains isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens and are similar to the female hormone estrogen.  It has traditionally been used medicinally for respiratory and skin ailments, and to promote urination.

Red clover is used in health supplements today to help normalize and balance hormone levels and for promoting skin health.



In the meantime see the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health entry for red clover, the Penn State Hershey Health Information Library entry for red clover, the entry for red clover extract, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for red clover, or the entry for red clover for more information.