- What other names is Sweet Clover known by?
- What is Sweet Clover?
- How does Sweet Clover work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Sweet Clover.
Sweet clover is used to increase the loss of water from the body through the urine (as a diuretic). It is also used for varicose veins and to relieve symptoms of poor blood circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) including leg pain and heaviness, night cramps, itchiness, and fluid retention (edema).
Sweet clover is sometimes used along with regular medicines for treatment of blood clots in the veins.
Other uses include treatment of hemorrhoids and blockage of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system drains fluid from tissues.
Some people apply sweet clover directly to the skin for bruises.
Possibly Effective for...
- Problems with circulation including leg cramps and swelling.
- Varicose veins.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Water retention (edema).
- Bruises, when applied to the skin.
- 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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