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Red clover has been used traditionally as a medicinal agent by Oriental, European, and Native American cultures to relieve coughing, asthma, and as a treatment for various skin disorders. Much recent research has focused on the estrogen-like components of red clover. Scientists refer to these compounds as isoflavones, which belong to a group of compounds known as phytoestrogens. These plant substances behave like estrogen in the body, possibly benefiting the user in the support of menopause and related symptoms.
Red clover has been used to treat a wide array of conditions including cancer, mastitis (inflammation of the breast) joint disorders, uaundice, bronchitis, spasmodic coughing, asthma and skin inflammations, such as psoriasis and eczema. Isoflavone have made promise in the treatment of a number of conditions associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, Cardiovascular health, and the bone loss associated with Osteoporosis.