(Common name:- Red clover)
- Kingdom- Plantae
- Division- Magnoliophyta
- Class- Magnoliopsida
- Order- Fabales
- Family- Fabaceae
- Subfamily- Faboideae
- Genus- Trifolium
- Species- T. pratense
Red clover is a medicinal plant and considered good fodder for cattle.
It is a native to Europe, western Asia and North West Africa.s.
It is common wild perennial plant naturalized in North America;
abundantly grow in throughout the Europe and other Mediterranean regions
to the artic circle.
This perennial plant bears trifoliate leaves and pink or red colour
It has several stems that rise up from one root that are 1 to 2 feet
high. The stems are hairy, leaflets are smooth and ovate. .
The red purple flowers are fragrant and bloom in dense terminal having
globular head. .
The plant can reach upto the height of 1 meter and the seeds of red
clover are 2 to 3 meter long.
Flower, seeds and leaves
Red clover contains calcium, magnesium, chromium, potassium, and
vitamins such as niacin, thiamine and vitamin C. it also contains
flavonoids and isoflavones.
- Red clover is generally used for various skin disorders and
- Traditionally it is been used to treat cough, cancer, respiratory
problems and skin inflammations like eczema and psoriasis.
- Red clover is believed to be a blood purifier by acting as diuretic
- It also improves the circulation of blood and helps in cleaning
impurities from lungs.
- Research displays that red clover is helpful in treating cardiac or
heart related ailments.
- It is useful in reducing hot flashes in menopausal women.
- Is been said that red clover prevents the symptoms of various types
of cancers such as breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men and
- CHINESE : Hong san ye cao, Hong che zhou cao , Hong shu cao (Taiwan),
Hong hua san ye cao, Hong che zhou cao (medicinal name).
- DANISH: Rød-kløver, Rødkløver.
- DUTCH: Rode klaver.
- ENGLISH: Broad-leaved clover, Meadow clover, Red clover, Purple
clover, Peavine clover.
- ESTONIAN: Aasristik.
- FINNISH: Puna-apila.
- FRENCH: Trèfle rouge, Trèfle violet, Trèfle
commun, Trèfle des
- GERMAN: Rotklee, Rot-Klee, Wiesen-Klee, Roter Wiesen-Klee.
- GREEK: f t e Trifilli to limonio.
- HEBREW: Tiltan ....
- ITALIAN: Trifoglio violetto, Trifoglio pratense.
- JAPANESE : Murasaki tsume kusa, Reddo kurooba, Aka kurooba, Aka tsume
- NORWEGIAN: Rødkløver.
- POLISH: Koniczyna czerwona, Koniczyna lakowa.
- PORTUGUESE: Trevo-violeto, Trevo dos prados (Brazil).
- RUSSIAN: Klever krasnyi, Klever lugovoi.
- SPANISH: Trébol común, Trébol rojo, Trébol
violeto, Trébol de los prados (Mexico), Trébol morado.
- SWEDISH: Rödklöver.
- VIETNAMESE: C ba lá hoa d.
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