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What is alfalfa?


Alfalfa is a legume that has a long history of dietary and medicinal uses. A small number of animal and preliminary human studies report that alfalfa supplements may lower blood levels of cholesterol and glucose. However, most research has not been well-designed. Therefore, there is not enough reliable evidence available to form clear conclusions in these areas.

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Also known as Lucerne, medicago, Medicago sativa, medicago sativa l., purple medic, mu-su, buffalo herb, purple medick
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Alfalfa

Alfalfa. By Cathy Wong, About.com Guide. Updated October 20, 2006. About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board ...

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USDA - APHIS - Biotechnology

Dec 23, 2010 ... On December 16, APHIS made the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Roundup Ready® Alfalfa (RR alfalfa) available for public ...

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Fertilizing Alfalfa in Minnesota

Provides cost-effective fertilizer recommendations for alfalfa production in Minnesota. For farmers, county agents, fertilizer dealers, and consultants.

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Salmonella in Alfalfa Sprouts, 2009

May 8, 2009 ... The alfalfa sprouts were produced at several sprout growers and appear to involve only seeds sold by one seed company that originated from ...

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Questions and Answers: Roundup Ready Alfalfa Deregulation

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Sloan-Kettering - Alfalfa

Jan 27, 2010 ... Bottom line: Alfalfa may be effective at reducing cholesterol levels, but there is no evidence that it can treat cancer and it has many side ...

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Alfalfa Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

Information on potential alfalfa side effects, interactions and warnings.

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Alfalfa
A deep-rooted perennial plant (Medicago sativa) of the pea family with small divided leaves, purple cloverlike flowers (violet-blue) in loose heads, 1/4 to 1/2 inches long, and spiral pods loosely twisted, used extensively for fodder, pasture, and as a cover crop. The erect, smooth stem grows from an elongated taproot to a height of 12 to 18 inches. Leaves clover-like, but leaflets elongate. Leaflets: 3-toothed above, flowers: violet, Calyx: 5-toothed, Corolla: papilionaceous, 6 lines long, Stamens: 9 united and 1 free, Pod: spirally coiled and without spines. Flowers June to August.

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Lucerne
A deep-rooted perennial plant (Medicago sativa) of the pea family with small divided leaves, purple cloverlike flowers (violet-blue) in loose heads, 1/4 to 1/2 inches long, and spiral pods loosely twisted, used extensively for fodder, pasture, and as a cover crop. The erect, smooth stem grows from an elongated taproot to a height of 12 to 18 inches. Leaves clover-like, but leaflets elongate. Leaflets: 3-toothed above, flowers: violet, Calyx: 5-toothed, Corolla: papilionaceous, 6 lines long, Stamens: 9 united and 1 free, Pod: spirally coiled and without spines. Flowers June to August.

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Purple medic
A deep-rooted perennial plant (Medicago sativa) of the pea family with small divided leaves, purple cloverlike flowers (violet-blue) in loose heads, 1/4 to 1/2 inches long, and spiral pods loosely twisted, used extensively for fodder, pasture, and as a cover crop. The erect, smooth stem grows from an elongated taproot to a height of 12 to 18 inches. Leaves clover-like, but leaflets elongate. Leaflets: 3-toothed above, flowers: violet, Calyx: 5-toothed, Corolla: papilionaceous, 6 lines long, Stamens: 9 united and 1 free, Pod: spirally coiled and without spines. Flowers June to August.

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Mu-su
A deep-rooted perennial plant (Medicago sativa) of the pea family with small divided leaves, purple cloverlike flowers (violet-blue) in loose heads, 1/4 to 1/2 inches long, and spiral pods loosely twisted, used extensively for fodder, pasture, and as a cover crop. The erect, smooth stem grows from an elongated taproot to a height of 12 to 18 inches. Leaves clover-like, but leaflets elongate. Leaflets: 3-toothed above, flowers: violet, Calyx: 5-toothed, Corolla: papilionaceous, 6 lines long, Stamens: 9 united and 1 free, Pod: spirally coiled and without spines. Flowers June to August.

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Buffalo herb
A deep-rooted perennial plant (Medicago sativa) of the pea family with small divided leaves, purple cloverlike flowers (violet-blue) in loose heads, 1/4 to 1/2 inches long, and spiral pods loosely twisted, used extensively for fodder, pasture, and as a cover crop. The erect, smooth stem grows from an elongated taproot to a height of 12 to 18 inches. Leaves clover-like, but leaflets elongate. Leaflets: 3-toothed above, flowers: violet, Calyx: 5-toothed, Corolla: papilionaceous, 6 lines long, Stamens: 9 united and 1 free, Pod: spirally coiled and without spines. Flowers June to August.

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Alfalfa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alfalfa Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an important forage crop in the US, Canada, Argentina, France, ...

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Alfalfa: MedlinePlus Supplements
Jan 4, 2011 ... Alfalfa is used for kidney conditions, bladder and prostate conditions, and to increase urine flow. It is also used for high cholesterol, ...

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Carl Switzer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carl Dean "Alfalfa" Switzer (August 7, 1927 – January 21, 1959) was an American child actor, professional dog breeder and hunting guide, most notable for ...

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Press Announcements > Urgent Nationwide Alfalfa Sprout Recall
May 21, 2010 ... Raw Alfalfa Sprouts Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 10 States. • This recall affects raw alfalfa sprouts packaged and labeled as: Caldwell ...

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Alfalfa Club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Alfalfa Club is a Washington, D.C. social organization that exists only to hold an annual banquet on the last Saturday of January. The club's membership ...

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of Maywood, CA, is voluntarily recalling all alfalfa sprouts ...
May 21, 2010 ... Caldwell Fresh Foods, of Maywood, CA, is voluntarily recalling all alfalfa sprouts manufactured under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, ...

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