Monday, December 13, 2010

Tea: Alfalfa

When the Arabians noted that feeding alfalfa to their prized horses made the animals swift and strong, they began consuming alfalfa themselves.  This legume, which is indigenous to Arabia, has been called The Father of All Foods.  Packed with vitamins and minerals, this super food can be used as a natural tonic, for fitness and weight control and to restore the body's ability to produce vitamin K.

As a tonic, alfalfa will provide eight essential amino acids, vitamins A, E, K, B and D, phosphorus, iron, potassium, chlorine, sodium, silicon, magnesium, and beta carotene.

Alfalfa is a natural laxitive and diuretic and will ease water retention, provide a system cleanse, improve digestion, and maintain your intestinal tract in it's top condition.

Alfalfa is also a great source of vitamin K, which is required for blood clotting, carbohydrate storage, and liver vitality.  Frequent use of aspirin, alcohol, or drugs can destroy your vitamin K supply and antibiotics can deminish vitamin K supply as well as destroy the healthy flora needed for it's production.  Normally vitamin K is manufactured in the intestinal flora as a by-product of digestion, but with introduction of these toxins into the system, the production of this vitamin is hampered.

Caution: Alfalfa is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders.

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