Melilot / Sweet Clover


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Melilot / Sweet Clover (Melilotus Officinalis)

Melilot is native to Europe and Asia; however, nowadays it can grow worldwide. It is known since ancient times. Dioscorides and Pliny used the dried leaves of the plant as an effective insect repellent. In ancient Greece melilot was used in patches for the elimination of toxins and reducing swellings.

This herb can act as emollient, aromatic, antispasmodic, antithrombotic and diuretic. In modern herbal medicine, sweet clover is used against bronchial catarrh and eyewash, because it is astringent and anti-inflammatory. Furthermore, sweet clover is used to treat varicose veins, swelling of the limbs and all forms of spider veins. It can be used externally as a poultice on wounds, swellings and pimples. The main active ingredient of this herb is coumarin.

Melitot is not used in cooking. It is used for its beneficial properties, but it does not replace medicines in no case. Always consult your doctor.

Health Benefits of Melilot / Sweet Clover

Learn AboutMelilot / Sweet CloverBenefits Health Benefits   Sweet clover is used to increase the loss of water from the body through the urine (as a diuretic). It is also used for varicose veins and to relieve symptoms of poor blood circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) including leg pain and heaviness, night cramps, itchiness and fluid [...]

Mythology – Melilot / Sweet Clover

Learn AboutSweet CloverMythology ’’The outermost parts of the land beside the mountains and bordering on the sea the Egyptians call Depths … Whenever then, the Nile overflows and with abounding waters spreads far away, they call this the union of Osiris and Nephthys, which is proved by the up springing of the plants. Among these [...]

Side Effects of Melilot / Sweet Clover

Learn AboutSweet CloverSide Effects Sweet clover seems to be safe for most people when used appropriately. But, it can cause liver damage and bleeding problems when used in large amounts. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sweet clover during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Even though one small [...]

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