Red clover contraindications
WHEN IT IS NOT SUITABLE TO TAKE RED CLOVER PREPARATIONS
What is red clover and what it is used for?
Red clover can be used safely as food in the established amounts. Its medicinal use is recommended to be carried out under medical prescription.
It is rich in phytoestrogens, coumarins and salicylic acid, with anticoagulant and analgesic properties.
What are the contraindications of red clover?
- Pregnancy and lactation: the plant is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation because it contains phytosterols, with estrogenic and abortifacient properties.
- Anticoagulants: the plant contains coumarin and salicylic acid components able to thin the blood, so, when combined with anticoagulant medications or blood thinners plants, can heighten the effect and cause bleeding.
- Metrorrhagia, breast cancer, uterine cancer and other cancer types: cancers and health situations with hormone estrogen sensitivity can be sensitive to clover, which is contraindicated because it contains phytoestrogens.
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