Red clover tea

Red clover – Trifolium pratense

Red clover is a plant whose medicinal preparations can significantly alleviate symptoms of menopause, particularly with the rapid bone mass loss - osteoporosis, provided that treatment begins on time. How to prepare the tea from red clover, tincture, syrup and other healthy recipes read below in the text.

Red clover habitat

From May until September, on the pastures and meadows plenty of red clover can be found that all women, as herbalists say, should have in their home pharmacy. Red clover is a perennial herbaceous plant whose stalks reach up to 40 cm in height, while its leaves are oval in shape, and the flowers are red-purple, rarely whitish, elegantly arranged in individual and globular flower heads. It is important to pick only the flowers and leaves during the flowering and they are dried in thin layers and in the shade and draft place.

Red clover; medicinal properties

Red clover helps most women who suffer from hormonal imbalance, which occurs at menopause and premenstrual period. For its beneficial effects isoflavones, phytoestrogens are responsible and they have a similar effect as estrogen, sex hormones that play an important role in the functioning of the woman's organism. Very unpleasant symptoms such as night sweats, headaches, heat waves - hot flashes, insomnia, depression, irritability, chronic fatigue, and after a long time osteoporosis, are the consequences of reduced secretion of estrogen.
Red clover as a medicine

From the flowers of red clover we can prepare tea and tincture, which are particularly effective for cleaning the blood and lymph, and are recommended for regular annual detoxification of the body. Red clover strengthens the immune system and helps in the treatment of digestive problems, improves appetite and also prevents constipation and bloating of the stomach. Also it is gladly used in the preparation of cosmetic products for acne, warts and ulcers, and patches of this plant accelerate the healing of cuts, bruises and withdrawal of swollen areas. Red clover became part of the special syrup and herbal mixtures, which are used to treat a large number of seasonal illnesses like colds and fevers with temperature, while from dry plants a real healing tea can be gargled that gives great results.

Red clover tea

This healing beverage is made entirely of flowers and in the following way:
  • Pour a tablespoon of dried flowers of red clover with 2.5 dl of boiling water and leave it covered to rest for the next 30 minutes.
  • Strain and drink two to three cups of tea a day.

  • Fill a suitable glass jar with flowers of red clover, and then cover with a quality homemade brandy. Seal the jar and keep in a bright and warm place for 40 days and every day shake a little. After this period, filter and pour into a glass bottle, and three times a day take 20 drops of tincture obtained with a little water.

  • In an enamel saucepan pour four cups of fresh picked flowers of red clover and 4 cups of water. Boil, then reduce the heat and cook for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let it sit overnight. In the morning filter it well and mash the flowers well to get as much as liquid out of them as well. Again pour into a saucepan, add 4 cups of brown sugar and cook at a low temperature with constant stirring until the syrup is made. Pour it into a glass jar and store in the fridge. One spoon of the red clover syrup is taken every morning, always half an hour before a meal.

Red clover against sore throat

Mix equal parts of red clover, chamomile and sage, and two tablespoons of mixture pour with 5 dl of boiling water, cover and leave to stand for about thirty minutes. Filter and use to gargle your throat several times during the day. If you are bothered by a frequent sore throat be sure to read the text of purulent tonsillitis where we talked about more natural recipes.

Tea mixtures for organism cleansing

Mix equal parts of horsetail, elder plant, red clover and birch, and a tablespoon of the mixture pour with 2 dl of boiling water and leave it to rest covered for half an hour. Filter the tea and drink 2-3 cups a day during the next 10 days.

Against blemishes and acne

Finely chop a handful of fresh blossoms of red clovers and cover them with 1 dl of lukewarm chamomile tea and let it sit for fifteen minutes, then filter it and lubricate the face. Leave for half an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat 2-3 times a day. Recommendation: how to remove acne


Grind the flowers and fresh clover peaks, and then filter it through cheesecloth, and the resulting juice (should be 2 dl), mix with 2 cups of honey and warm it up until it boils. Then cool and mix with the juice of 2 lemons. Pour into a glass bottle and store in fridge. Take it 3 times a day 1-2 tablespoons of syrup, half an hour before eating. For best effect, the syrup can be diluted with red clover tea.

Red clover against fungal infections

Pour a handful of flowers of red clover with 2 dl of boiling water and cook until the liquid has evaporated by half, then remove from heat, cover and leave to cool a little. Apply it on washed feet and keep it there at least half an hour. Repeat the whole process at least 10 days.


Mix 15 grams of fresh red clover, 5 g fresh of raspberry leaf and 5 g of fresh St. John's wort, and pour it with 2.5 dl of boiling water, cover and leave to rest for ten minutes.
Drink 2-3 cups a day for 14 days.


Trifolium pratense


Pregnant and nursing women should avoid the use of preparations based on red clover, as well as women who have breast cancer or are in the recovery phase after the surgery of this malignant disease.