red clover

Rating:
Good
Categories:
Plant Extracts , Anti-Irritants , Antioxidants
Can have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology, September 2001, pages 465–470). It is sold as an herbal supplement for relief of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Red clover does contain high concentrations of four major isoflavones that have been shown to have estrogenic properties. However, in studies, red clover was found to be no better than a placebo for menopausal symptoms (Sources: Harvard Women’s Health Watch, December 2001, www.health.harvard.edu/medline/Women/W1201e.html; and www.naturaldatabase.com).

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