Historically Alfalfa has been used for condtions such as arthritis, gout and rheumatism. It also supports blood and cellular detoxification.
Alfalfa is a rich in nutrients including vitamins A, B1, B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B9 (folic acid), B12, C, D, E, and K, as well as biotin, amino acids, chlorophyll, digestive enzymes, and protein (25% by weight). Alfalfa also contains the major minerals calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, as well as numerous trace minerals.
Alfalfa is the source of the digestive enzyme, betaine, making the herb a useful digestive tonic. It's rich enzyme and nutritional content supports healthy digestion and assimilation of nutrients and healthy appetite. Alfalfa may be useful in assisting with the symptoms of convalescence, debility, emaciation and weak digestion.