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This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb red clover—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Like peas and beans, red clover belongs to the family of plants called legumes. Red clover contains phytoestrogens—compounds similar to the female hormone estrogen.
Common Names—red clover, cow clover, meadow clover, wild clover
Latin Name—Trifolium pratense
What It Is Used For
How It Is Used
The flowering tops of the red clover plant are used to prepare extracts available in tablets and capsules, as well as in teas and liquid forms.
What the Science Says
Side Effects and Cautions
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