Red Clover Tincture
Red Clover leaves and flowers tincture (Trifolium pratense) 1:3 25%
Trifolium pratense, organic grain alcohol
Adult dose: 15ml a day or 5ml three times a day, unless otherwise prescribed.
Please avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Concerns about red clover and anticoagulant medication are only relevant with poorly dried plant material where coumarins are converted to dicoumerol, which is itself a potent anti-coagulant and should be avoided in general but specifically by anyone taking anti-coagulant medication. Commercially produced products based on well-dried plant material such as this do not contain dicoumerol.
The isoflavones in red clover bind weakly to beta oestrogen receptors rather than alpha receptors and are therefore generally thought to be safe for individuals with oestrogen dependent cancer. Isoflavones in red clover may even exhibit protective qualities against these cancers much the same as soy, based on chemistry and traditional use.