What other names is Alfalfa known by?

Feuille de Luzerne, Grand Trèfle, Herbe aux Bisons, Herbe à Vaches, Lucerne, Luzerne, Medicago, Medicago sativa, Phyoestrogen, Phyto-œstrogène, Purple Medick, Sanfoin.

What is Alfalfa?

Alfalfa is an herb. People use the above ground parts of the plant to make medicine.

Is Alfalfa effective?

There is some scientific evidence that alfalfa might help lower cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol.

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.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Lowering cholesterol in people with high cholesterol.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Kidney, bladder, and prostate problems; asthma; arthritis; diabetes; indigestion; and 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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