Red clover has been used for a variety of conditions, including asthma, whooping cough, cancer and gout. Today, it is used for menopausal symptoms, high cholesterol and osteoporosis.
› Health Benefits
There have been several studies of red clover in people, but results are not clear that it provides beneficial health effects.
› How much do I need?
The dosage varies depending on age and what it is being used for. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels, and consult your pharmacist, physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Because red clover contains estrogen-like compounds, there is a possibility that long-term use would increase the risk of women developing breast cancer or cancer of the endometrium. However, short-term studies have not shown harmful changes in the uterine lining.
› Dietary supplements
Tops of the red clover plant are used to prepare extracts in the form of tablets, capsules, teas and liquid forms.
Please consult your health care provider before making changes to your vitamin/supplement regimen.