Synonyms: Melilotus Arvensis Wall.
English Name: Sweet Clover
Other Names in English: Melilot Trifoil, Field Melilot, Yellow Sweet Clover
Temperament: Its nature is hot and dry in the first place, but it is considered moderate in heat and cold.
1- Brew and drink it. It strengthens the body and moderates homours, treats chronic coughs which is caused by moist, shortness of breath, cold palpitation and ascites that is not accompanied by intense heat and thirst. It is useful for clearing the lungs and treatment of black bile jaundice. Removes kidney and bladder inflammation, crushes kidney and bladder stones, treats tremor, neurasthenia, grief, physical and mental fatigue and migraine, relieves pain in stomach, liver, spleen and uterus it is affect.
2- To relieve the baby’s stomach ache, gently pulverize its pith, then mix it in warm water and feed it to the baby.
3- If you gently smash 8 grams of its seeds and mix it with 20 grams of honey and eat it, and vapor with its decoction in the bath every morning and night, and after bathing, apply its oil on the spot, it will treat paralysis and relieve nervous weakness of the body.
4- Brew it with figs, then strain and sweeten it with honey and drink it. It is diuretic and emmenagogue and is beneficial for increasing the secretion of milk and sperm.
5- Eating 12 grams of its extract with its seeds and white grape sap is useful for inflammation of the abdomen organs.
6- Eating 12 grams of its extract with saffron is useful for relieving the pulse of all organs.
7- Rubbing its essential oil has beneficial effects to prevent hair loss.
8- Massage the head skin with its decoction every day. It’ll remove dandruff.
9- Boil 100 grams of it in a liter of water and massage the body part with this warm decoction. Treats joint pain, relieves hard and chronic swellings.
10- If the smashed poultice of the seeds is poultice to the head with vinegar and rose oil, or washing your head with its decoction is useful for relieving headaches, dizziness, stroke, parkinson, forgetfulness and light melancholy.
Note: It’s harmful for hot temperaments and excessive consumption is toxic.
It is a plant from the Leguminosae family, which is similar to Fenugreek with a slight difference, but its leaves and flowers are slightly larger and its fruit is crescent-shaped in the shape of cut nails and is light pea-colored, with yellow, small and fragrant seeds inside.
β-sitosterol, coumarin, methyl 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propionate, kaempferol-3-O-α-L-rhamnoside, rutin, apigenin-7-O-β-D-lutinoside, dibutyl phthalate, robinin, clovin, kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside, isoquerecitrin, and medicarpin 3-O-β-glucopyranoside.
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