Alfalfa Leaf Cut & Sifted

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Alfalfa is a flowering member of the pea family that resembles clover. Dried alfalfa leaf lends a bright, slightly sweet flavor to tea blends.

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approximate cups to one pound8
originUnited States
plant part usedleaf
processingcut and sifted

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general guidelines and tips

why buy alfalfa leaf?Highly nutritious, gluten-free and suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.
storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a dark, cool place.
appearance & aromaBright green when fresh. Retains good color when dried.


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cosmeticUse to make infusions, herbal oils and salves for skin irritations.
culinaryAdd alfalfa to soups, strews, baked goods, smoothies and tea blends.
industrialAlfalfa “fixes” nitrogen, which improves soil. The plant provides a high protein food for grazing animals and rabbits.
safetyDo not use if you have an autoimmune disease. May interact with certain medications, such as Warfarin (Coumadin).

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alfalfa is a grass in the pea family

Alfalfa has a fresh, earthy flavor that goes well with many other herbs in teas and in other beverages and foods. Tastes grass-like and mildly sweet. Blends well with most other herbs in tea blends.

Background: Darius, King of Persia, reportedly brought Alfalfa to Greece when he was in a battle over Athens.

Description: Found throughout the year, the herb is located in fields in both cultivated and wild areas of Asia, Europe, and North Africa. It is harvested in summer months after having grown to approximately 1 to 3 feet. It has bluish-purple or yellowish flowers that grow from a tall, erect and smooth stem. The seed pods appear spiraled.

Safety: Do not use if you have an autoimmune disease.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.