- What other names is Alfalfa known by?
- What is Alfalfa?
- Is Alfalfa effective?
- How does Alfalfa work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Alfalfa.
Alfalfa is used for kidney conditions, bladder and prostate conditions, and to increase urine flow. It is also used for high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upset stomach, and a bleeding disorder called thrombocytopenic purpura. People also take alfalfa as a source of vitamins A, C, E, and K4; and minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and iron.
There isn't enough information to know if alfalfa is effective for the other conditions people use it for, including: kidney, bladder and prostate problems, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, indigestion, and others.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- High cholesterol. Taking alfalfa seeds seems to lower total cholesterol and "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in people with high cholesterol levels.
- Kidney problems.
- Bladder problems.
- Prostate problems.
- Upset stomach.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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