Sweet Clover Definition

Posted: December 5, 2016 in Herbal Extract

Sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis ) is a biennial plant that grows to heights of 2-4 ft (0.6-1.2 m) and produces baby chicken flowers abounding a aroma akin that of hay or vanilla. It is a affiliate of the legume, or Leguminosae, family. During its aboriginal year of growth, a lot of of its activity goes into developing its root system. In the additional year it flowers amid May and September, sets its seeds, and dies. Its seeds may abide applicable for over 30 years. The plant is aswell alleged hart’s tree, hay flower, king’s clover, melilot, candied lucerne, or agrarian laburnum. Candied clover grows in North America, Europe, Australia, and the abstemious regions of Asia.

In the aboriginal 1900s, candied clover was developed for beat and to body up the soil, back its roots advice to accumulate nitrogen in the soil. In the twenty-first aeon it is acclimated to abutment honey production. In some agronomical areas of the United States, however, candied clover is now advised a nuisance because it spreads rapidly and can yield over accessible fields or prairies.

Sweet clover contains capacity that can attenuate the claret and advice wounds heal.


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