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Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a useful herb

I made this picture today. In the afternoon we had some rainfall, the weather calmed down in the evening so I could go for a walk.

Red clover grows in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Often used as grazing cattle feed. Today it also grows on agricultural land where it is cultivated on purpose as it improves the quality of the soil. Red clover heads are used for medical purposes. They are harvested in the summer when the plant begins to bloom and then dried for later use. More than 125 chemical compounds are found in red clover. The most important are flavonoids, isoflavones, coumarins, resins, phenolic acids (such as salicylic acid), essential oils, sitosterol, starch, and fatty acids. In addition, the plant contains many essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, chromium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, magnesium, and vitamin C. Red clover is traditionally used as an ointment to treat skin problems such as rashes, acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Due to its traditional use, the herb has become a popular ingredient in many commercial skincare products. Red clover has a reputation as a medicinal plant in relieving many of the symptoms of menopause. It was used to relieve heat rainfall and night sweats. Red clover is useful in treating cough and other symptoms of bronchitis. In the past, it has also been used to treat fever, asthma, and tuberculosis.

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