Formal Name: Medicago sativa
Supplement Forms: Pills, food, liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information


Traditionally, alfalfa was cut, baled, and used as hay. It is still used for this purpose in many parts of the world. Alfalfa is grown most commonly in the US, especially California, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. Over 454 million tons of alfalfa are produced per year, making it the most popular legume worldwide.

Bodily Functions Alfalfa Assists

Alfalfa is known to promote a healthy menstrual cycle and stimulate lactation. In addition, it provides the body with important vitamins such as C, D, E, K, and several B-vitamins. Alfalfa also includes an array of minerals such as phosphorus, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and silicon.

Foods High in Alfalfa

Alfalfa is commonly found as a delicious ingredient in salads, soups, and sandwich toppings. Dried alfalfa can also be used to prepare tea.

Ailment That Alfalfa Eliminates:
  • Reduces heart disease
  • Prevents fluid retention
  • Relieves urinary disorders
  • Reduces symptoms of arthritis
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Treats respiratory disorders
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing should not eat alfalfa
  • People who have or have had lupus erythematosus may experience a relapse after eating alfalfa
  • In rare cases, E.coli and Salmonella have been found in alfalfa sprouts