Studies suggest that red clover is used to strengthen brittle bones and reduce bad cholesterol level in the body. Historically, red clover was used for asthma, whooping cough, cancer, and gout.
It is also considered to be a home remedy for male-pattern baldness, enlarged prostate, breast pain, asthma, eczema, swellings and certain other conditions.
The soothing properties in the herb help in case of indigestion and premenstrual syndrome.
Red clover is also used to purify the blood and treat the acne associated with conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome.
It contains substances called isoflavones. Isoflavones are phytoestrogens—compounds similar to the female hormone estrogen.
Herbal remedies can be a very effective treatment option for PCOS because they are usually quite gentle on the body and have fewer side effects than medication.3 You can usually use PCOS herbs longer with fewer problems which is important because PCOS does not go away over time.
- Do not take this herb if you have conditions that are worsened by estrogen exposure such as endometriosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Red clover might also increase the chance of bleeding so avoid this herb if you have any kind of bleeding disorder.
Please consult with your Dr before consuming.