RED CLOVER: “The Cancer Herb”

Cancer Preventive

Also Known As: Cow Clover, Purple Clover, Sweet Clover and Trifolium


Red clover is one of the world’s oldest agricultural crops. It has been cultivated as forage since prehistoric times. For the last 100 years or so, red clover has been known as a cancer treatment. It also has a long history as being a religious symbol. Early Christians linked red clover to the Trinity and some say it’s the model for Ireland’s symbol, the shamrock. Red clover is the model for the suit of clubs in playing cards.

Traditional Chinese physicians have used the red clover blossoms as an expectorant. Folk healers from Russia recommend it for asthma. Other cultures used it externally in salves, eye conditions, as a diuretic, sedative anti-inflammatory, cough medicine and a cancer treatment.


  • Infusion:

Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of dried flower tops per one cup of boiling water. Steep infusion for 10 to 15 minutes and drink up to 3 cups daily.

  • Tincture:

Use 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls 1 to 3 times daily.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Plant seeds in the spring or fall time. Sunny conditions are best along with moist, well drained soil. Harvest flowers then you see the tops are full bloom.


There is no medical literature containing any reports of harm done from the use of red clover.