Sweet clover


Martina Feichter

Martina Feichter studied biology in Innsbruck with an optional subject in pharmacy and also immersed herself in the world of medicinal plants. From there it was not far to other medical topics that still captivate her today. She trained as a journalist at the Axel Springer Academy in Hamburg and has been working for lifelikeinc.com since 2007 - first as an editor and since 2012 as a freelance author.

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sweet clover has a recognized healing effect on chronic venous insufficiency, phlebitis, hemorrhoids and lymphatic congestion. Externally, the medicinal plant can help with bruises, sprains and bruises. Learn more about the healing power of clover!

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What healing power is in clover?

The above-ground parts (from the stone clover, Meliloti herba) have anti-inflammatory and anticonvulsant properties and protect the tissue from accumulation of water (edema-protective effect) by strengthening the walls of the smallest blood vessels (capillaries) and reducing their permeability It promotes the return of the blood via the veins in the direction of the heart and also the removal of the lymph.

For this reason, as a traditional herbal medicine, stone clover is medically recognized for the treatment of the following health problems:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) with discomfort such as pain and heaviness in the legs, nocturnal leg cramps, itching and swelling
  • Inflammation of superficial leg veins with redness and pain (thrombophlebitis)
  • Backflow stasis in the venous system due to a venous occlusion with initially swelling and subsequent skin changes (post-thrombotic syndrome)
  • lymphatic congestion
  • hemorrhoids
  • Bruises, compression, superficial bruising (external use)

The main active ingredient of the medicinal plant are so-called coumarins. Other important ingredients are melilotoside, flavonoids and saponins.

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How is the stone clover used?

In case of chronic venous insufficiency, thrombophlebitis, postthrombotic syndrome, lymphatic congestion and hemorrhoids, the internal use of clover is recommended - preferably in the form of standardized finished preparations with a coumarin content of three to 30 milligrams per day. However, such preparations are currently hardly offered, apart from homeopathic preparations. The use of clover tea is discouraged due to fluctuating coumarin levels.

For bruises, sprains and superficial bruises, the medicinal plant is applied externally. Even with hemorrhoids sometimes a poultice with the medicinal plant is recommended (wet with dried, crushed Steinkleekraut with hot water, put in a small gauze bag and hang up).