NEWS: This superfood is now available in a convenient whole-food powder so you can more easily enjoy it in smoothies & recipes.
Our Organic Alfalfa Leaf Powder is a complete, well rounded source of vitamins and minerals that is extremely beneficial to the body. The leaves of this amazing plant contain eight amino acids as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorous, iron sulfides, choline and beta-carotene. It is said to be an excellent source of Vitamins A, B, D, C, E and K as well as zinc calcium. Alfalfa leaves are rich in saponins, phytoestrogen and antioxidants.
Alfalfa Leaf Powder should not be confused with Alfalfa Grass Juice Powder. Alfalfa Leaf Powder is made by drying the whole grass leaf and then milling it into a fine powder. Alfalfa Grass Juice Powder is made by first juicing the Alfalfa Leaf and removing all of the cellulose so a pure juice concentrate is left. Then the juice is dried into a powder.
Alfalfa Leaf is known as “The Father of all Foods” and has been used for years in Chinese medicine to combat a variety of illnesses from kidney stones to rheumatism and arthritis. First used by the Arabs, they gave Alfalfa Leaf to their horses to keep them swift, healthy and strong.
Alfalfa leaf is also used to detoxify the body by cleaning the liver, being useful as a natural remedy kidney and urinary tract infections. It has also been used to help women suffering from menopausal symptoms. Alfalfa Leaf is known to be used as an anti-fungal agent and can eliminate water retention.
Alfalfa Leaf aids in the assimilation of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Alfalfa leaf can even reduce plaque in the arteries which can help support a healthy heart. It can be highly beneficial against both anemia and asthma. The rich amount of vitamins and minerals found in alfalfa can help with malnutrition from anorexia or other disorders. Alfalfa Leaf is high in alkaline and can therefore be used to remedy acidic conditions. Alfalfa can increase the ability of blood to clot after injury; therefore alfalfa should not be used while taking aspirin or anti-clotting medication.
Alfalfa contains Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). The aging process has been directly linked to decreasing amounts of SOD in our system. Increased amounts of SOD cause our body to repair itself quicker. Additionally SOD acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Alfalfa is most commonly added to other herbs due to its high level of nutritional qualities. Add to baths or body wraps to soothe aching muscles or to relieve swelling of the body. Ingest in teas, smoothies or mix with juice. Feel the powerful benefits of this true superfood today with our raw Organic Alfalfa Leaf powder.
Want to Try Adding a Convenient and Pure Powdered Form of This Whole Food to Your Smoothies and Recipes?
Why Try Alfalfa Superfood?
- Excellent natural laxative & diuretic
- Detoxifying of the urinary tract, & urinary tract infections
- Reducing excess water retention in the bladder
- Excellent natural source of vitamin K
- Well-known blood & liver purifier of chemicals & heavy metals
- Easing joint problems, skin issues & foul breath
- A strong alkaline effect on the body
- Excellent neutralizer for the acids in the intestinal tract
- Easing general digestive problems, gastritis & indigestion
- Excellent source of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
- Reducing migraine headaches through combined high magnesium & calcium levels
- Bioflavonoids that reduce inflammation of the stomach lining
- High levels of enzymes for food digestion & assimilation
- Combating bad forms of cholesterol, & reduces the incidence of atherosclerotic plaques
- Stabilizing blood sugar levels, particularly when taken in conjunction with manganese
- Improving pituitary gland functioning
- Stimulating the immune-system
- High level of vitamin K adds to the effective healing of bleeding gums & nosebleeds
- High bioflavonoid count increases blood capillary strength
1. “Medicago sativa – ILDIS LegumeWeb”. ildis.org. Retrieved 7 March 2008.
2. “The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species”.
3. “Definition of lucerne in English”. Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
4. “alfalfa (plant) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia”. Britannica.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
5. “CELL BIOLOGY & MOLECULAR GENETICS”. Ddr.nal.usda.gov. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
6. “Understanding Autotoxicity in Alfalfa”. Uwex.edu. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
7. “SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT GUIDES”. Kansas Rural Center. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
8. “Alfalfa in the South”. Caf.wvu.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
9. “A”. UKY. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
10. “Alfalfa for Dairy Cattle”. Uaex.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
11. “HayUSA,INC. Premium Quality – Alfalfa”. Hayusa.net. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
12. Spottiswood, John. “Alfalfa sprouts”. CookEatShare. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
13. “Alfalfa for Industrial and Other Uses”. Alfalfa.ucdavis.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
14. “Alfalfa: MedlinePlus Supplements”. Nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
15. Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa). Plantdex.com. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
16. “Sinorhizobium meliloti genome home”. Cmgm.stanford.edu. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
17. “Nitrogen Fixation in Crop Production”. portal.sciencesocities.org. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
18. “Commodity Fact Sheet Alfalfa Information compiled by the California Alfalfa and Forage Association”. Alfalfa.ucdavis.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
19. “UCANR Web Sites”. Cestanislaus.ucdavis.edu. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
21. “Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilization of Alfalfa”. Ces.purdue.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
22. G4555 Managing Manure on Alfalfa Hay | University of Missouri Extension. Extension.missouri.edu. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
23. “New Findings on Salinity in Streams and Ground Water in the Southwestern United States”. Water.usgs.gov. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
24. “Growing Alfalfa for Seed in Arizona”. Ag.arizona.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
25. Fertilizing Alfalfa in Minnesota. Extension.umn.edu. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
26. Alfalfa seeding rates: how much is too much?. Uwex.edu. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
27. MT200504.indd. (PDF) . Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
28. Alfalfa Cutting Height. Uwex.edu (9 April 1999). Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
30. Alfalfa: The High-Quality Hay for Horses. (PDF) . Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
31. Thomas F. Leigh (undated). ref “Alfalfa as an insectary for beneficial insects”.
32. Insect Pest Management on Alfalfa, FC-ENT-0031-00. Ohioline.osu.edu. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
33. Phytophthora Root Rot of Alfalfa Key words: Plant Disease, Lucerne, black medic, birdsfoot trefoil, Phytophthora megasperma F. sp. medicaginis. Nu-distance.unl.edu (26 February 1997). Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
34. Rhizoctonia Root, Stem, and Crown Rot of Alfalfa AC-42-96. Ohioline.osu.edu. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
35. “Phymatotrichum Root Rot”. Pods.dasnr.okstate.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
36. “Har vesting Alfalfa Hay”. Uaex.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
37. G4570 Reducing Losses when Feeding Hay to Beef Cattle | University of Missouri Extension. Extension.missouri.edu. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
38. Alfalfa Management Guide—Harvest (3 of 3). (PDF) . Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
39. Hay harvesting by Self-Propelled Swather compared with mowing and raking. (PDF) . Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
40. hay mower-conditioner (agriculture) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Britannica.com. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
41. Washburn Company Auger, Hay bale spear & attachments, Grain Equipment, Fence Line Mower
44. “The Ensiling Process and Additives”. Extension.iastate.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
45. FAO, 2006. FAOSTAT-Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Faostat.fao.org. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
46. Cash, Dennis, ed. (2009). “Chapter 1. Global Status and Development Trends of Alfalfa”. Alfalfa Management Guide for Ningxia. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
47. “Crop Production: 2012 Summary”. United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service. January 2013. p. 33. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
48. “Alfalfa in the South”. Certified Alfalfa Seed Council. p. 2. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
49. Milius, Susan (6 January 2007). “Most Bees Live Alone: No hives, no honey, but maybe help for crops”. Science News 171 (1): 11–3. doi:10.1002/scin.2007.5591710110. |accessdate= requires |url= (help)
50. Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee in California. Pollination.com. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
51. Alfalfa Variety Characteristics, AGF-014-92. Ohioline.osu.edu. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
52. “Alfalfa Variety Selection”. Msuextension.org. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
53. Joseph Elwyn Wing, Alfalfa Farming in the U.S. 79 (Sanders Publishing Co. 1912).
54. “Kent Feeds Buys Seed Firm Here”. The Milwaukee Journal. 21 July 1972. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
55. USDA/APHIS Environmental Assessment United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, October 2004. Retrieved 13 November 2011
56. Monsanto Co. and Forage Genetics International; Availability Determination of Nonregulated Status for Alfalfa Genetically Engineered for Tolerance to the Herbicide Glyphosate Federal Register, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 27 June 2005. Retrieved 12 November 2011
57. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 7: Agriculture PART 340—INTRODUCTION OF ORGANISMS AND PRODUCTS ALTERED OR PRODUCED THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING WHICH ARE PLANT PESTS OR WHICH THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE ARE PLANT PESTS
58. Steve Orloff and Dan Putnam Roundup Ready Alfalfa—What Have We Learned to Date? Proceedings, 2011 Western Alfalfa & Forage Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 11–13 December 2011
59. Monsanto et al v Geertson Seed Farms et al, Supreme Court of the United States, Decision no 09-475, 21 June 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2011
60. Supreme Court on Modified Foods: Who Won?, by Barry Estabrook, ‘The Atlantic’. 22 June 2010 . Retrieved 22 June 2010.
61. These two issues were: 1) evaluation of the risk that complete deregulation of RRA would lead to cross-pollination or the transmission of the gene conferring glyphosate tolerance from RRA to conventional alfalfa 2) evaluation of the risk that growing RRA might lead to the development of Roundup-resistant weeds.
62. Memorandum and Order Re: Permanent Injunction United States District Court for Northen California, Case No C 06-01075 CR, 3 May 2007. Retrieved 13 November 2011
63. Supreme Court Lifts Ban on Planting GM Alfalfa by Jennifer Koons, NYT, 21 June 2010 (Retrieved 21 June 2010)
64. Monsanto Company v. Geertson Seed Farms at ScotusWiki – Briefs and Documents, etc.
65. Staff (22 June 2010) Ag Groups Applaud Supreme Court Ruling On Biotech Alfalfa Medical News Today, Retrieved 1 November 2012
66. Staff (2010) Supreme Court rules in favor of RR alfalfa Seed World, Retrieved 1 November 2012
67. Letter by 75 Members of Congress to Vilsack Retrieved 1 November 2012
68. Glyphosate-Tolerant Alfalfa Events J101 and J163: Request for Nonregulated Status Final Environmental Impact Statement, United States Department of Agriculture, December 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2011
69. Staff (24 February 2011) Deregulation of genetically modified alfalfa stirs debate about ‘coexistence’ Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Inc., Retrieved 1 November 2011
70. USDA – Roundup Ready® Alfalfa Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), United States Department of Agriculture, December 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2011
71. Gilla, Carey and Doering, Christopher UPDATE 3-U.S. farmers get approval to plant GMO alfalfa Reuters US Edition, 27 January 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011
72. Vilsack’s USDA Officially Approves Controversial Genetifically Modified Alfalfa. Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved on 8 February 2011.
73. USDA News Release No. 0035.11, 27 January 2011. USDA Announces Decision to Fully Deregulate Roundup Ready Alfalfa
74. Tomson, Bill and Kilman, Scott USDA Won’t Impose Restrictions on Biotech Alfalfa Crop Wall Street Journal, 27 January 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011
75. Staff (20 January 2011) National Corn Growers Assn. supports deregulation of Roundup Ready alfalfa The Minnesota Farm Guide, Retrieved 1 November 2012
76. Tannen, Benjamin (14 March 2011) USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa University of Pennsylvania Law School, RegBlog News, Retrieved 1 November 2012
77. Staff (27 January 2011) BIO Applauds USDA Decision to Deregulate Biotech Alfalfa Biotech Now, Retrieved 1 November 2012
78. Organic Trade Association’s Organic Newsroom: Organic industry wants farmers protected in the marketplace.Organicnewsroom.com (20 January 2011). Retrieved on 8 February 2011.
79. “We Stand United in Opposition to GE Alfalfa”. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
80. Staff (January 2011) Senate Ag’s Stabenow, House Ag’s Lucas welcome biotech alfalfa deregulation Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., Retrieved 1 November 2012
81. Harsch, John H. (27 January 2011) Sen. Lugar strongly supports GE alfalfa deregulation, to avoid ‘government control’ Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., Retrieved 1 November 2012
82. Press Release, Sem Patrick Leahy website. 27 January 2011 USDA’s Decision Thursday On Genetically Engineered Alfalfa – Leahy And DeFazio Warn About USDA Decision Lifting All Protections For Organic And Conventional Farmers
83. Maria Rodale: We Stand in Opposition to GE Alfalfa. Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved on 8 February 2011.
84. Complaint for Declatory and Injunctive Relief United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No CV11 1310, 18 March 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011
85. Staff (12 May 2012) Challenge to Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Rejected 31 Biotechnology Law Report 151, Number 2 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012
86. Westgate, J. M. (1908). Alfalfa. Washington: U. S. Department of Agriculture. p. 5. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
87. Oakley, R. A.; Westover, H. L. (1922). How to Grow Alfalfa. United States Department of Agriculture. p. 3. OCLC 15432716. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
88. Palladius. “Book V, § I”. Opus Agriculturae. Links to online copies are listed at the foot of the Wikipedia article Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius.
89. Ibn al-‘Awwam. “Chapter XXII, § VIII”. Kitāb al-filāḥa [Book of Agriculture]. Links to online copies in French, Spanish, and Arabic are listed at the foot of the Wikipedia article Ibn al-‘Awwam.
90. Lisān al-‘Arab is online at Baheth.info. Search for فصفصة in the dictionary. (The dictionary is also downloadable at Archive.org but that version doesn’t have searchable text).
91. Dozy, R.; Engelmann, W. H. (1869). Glossaire des mots espagnols et portugais dérivés de l’arabe (in French) (2nd ed.). Leiden: E. J. Brill. p. 101. OL 23301798M. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
92. “Alfalfa”. Dictionary.com. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
93. “Alfalfa”. YourDictionary. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
94. “Lucerne”. Dictionary.com. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
95. Partridge, Eric (2006). Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English. Routledge. p. 825. ISBN 0415050774.
96. Saloniemi, Hannu; Wähälä, Kristiina;Nykänen-Kurki, Päivi; Kallela, Kaarlo; Saastamoinen, Ilkka (January 1995). “Phytoestrogen content and estrogenic effect of legume fodder”. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 208 (1): 13–7. doi:10.3181/00379727-208-43825. PMID 7892287.
97. “Chemical Substance – alpha-Spinasterol”. Health Canada. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
98. “Notes on poisoning: alfalfa”. Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System. Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
99. Nutrition Research Center, Alfalfa Nutritional Value. Nutritionresearchcenter.org (21 March 2008). Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
100. The Facts About Alfalfa, Melissa Kaplans’ Herb Care. Anapsid.org. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
101. “Alfalfa: The Father of All Foods”. ALFALFA – A Discussion of Vitamin B-12 in The Vegetarian Diet. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
102. Diamond, Marilyn (1990). The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit For Life Kitchen. New York: Warner Books. p. 379. ISBN 0-446-51561-2.
103. R . L . HORST et al., The Isolation and identification of Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 from Medicago sativa (Alfalfa Plant), ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS Vol. 231, No. 1, 15 May, pp. 67-71, 1984http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6326678
104. Chemical Information
105. “How To Sprout Alfalfa”. CoolShinyStuff. Retrieved 19 April 2013.