Red Clover Blossoms
- An herb used in traditional medicine to treat a wide range of health issues, such as hot flashes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and skin and hair disorders.
- Some research has found taking 40–80 mg of red clover daily may help reduce severe menopausal hot flashes. However, beyond this, little evidence supports using red clover to treat other health conditions.
- Though it has a good safety profile, some side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, and vaginal spotting.
- Furthermore, due to its minor estrogenic properties, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people with hormone-sensitive conditions or bleeding disorders, should avoid its use.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Source: Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD. Medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo LDN, R.D. (August 20, 2020 ). Red Clover: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects.