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Red clover

The scientific name of Red clover: Trifolium pratense

Name of Red clover in different languages:-

English: Purple clover, Broad-leaved clover

Hindi: Tripatra

Malayalam: Moonnila

Sanskrit: Tripatri

Plant description:

It is a perennial herbaceous, plant, grow up to 80 cm tall. The leaves are arranged alternately, trifoliate, leaflet up to 30 mm long and up to 15 mm broad, green in color, a pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf; The flowers dark pink colored, and paler base, up to 15 mm long, found in a dense inflorescence.

Useful plant parts: Leaves, young flowers.

Medicinal uses: To treat coughing, Bronchitis, Asthma, wounds, psoriasis, Menopause conditions, to prevent cancerous growth

Chemical content: salicylic acid, sitosterol, genistein,flavonoids, salicylates, coumarins, lecithin.

One of the ingredients to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like-

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