Medicago sativa

Medicago sativa L.

Leguminosae

  • Alfalfa
  • برسيم
  • برسيم حجازي
  • جت
  • خبز الراعي
  • barsim
  • barsim hijazi
  • jet
  • khubz el-ra'i
  • אַסְפֶּסֶת תַּרְבּוּתִית
  • aspeset tarbutit

Hemicryptophyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Medicago sativa L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Womens Health

Menopausal hot flushes

Alterative

Decoct leaves & drink.

Aerial partsZ

Other Uses

Medicago sativa L.

System/StateComplaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Preparation and Administration
Parts Used

Source
Veterinary

Nourishing food for animals

Nutritive

Add aerial parts to animal feed.

LeafB

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Medicago sativa contains coumarins & pyrrolidine alkaloids in seeds which can affect lactation & menstruation. Seeds & sprouts contain canavanine which can cause SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus), pancytopenia & low complement levels. Seeds can also cause stomach upset & diarrhea. Should not be ingested during preganacy & lactation.