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Alfalfa

$7.50

SKU: 2alfalfa Categories: , , ,

33 in stock

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Description

This lush green legume can reach 3 feet in height with pretty lavender/blue flowers.  Often grown as a cover crop and a hay crop for livestock, Alfalfa has been used medicinally for centuries. Native to Medea which predates Spain, it was also cultivated in Persia and Europe and eventually brought to the Americas. Alfalfa is also known as a diuretic, promotes peristalsis, stimulates milk production and eases morning sickness. It has been used as a remedy for gout, ulcers, and blood sugar regulation. Chinese medicine uses Alfalfa to treat kidney stones. It has an alkalinizing effect on the bloodstream and has shown potential as an ally for cancer in recent studies. Historically revered as an herb that brings abundance to the home and garden where it is grown. Prefers full sun and well drained, alkaline soil. Alfalfa makes a great border or intercrop planting between fruit trees or other perennials . Several cuttings can be taken over the summer and Quite drought tolerant once established. Hardy perennial to zone 3.

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