Alfalfa Leaf Powder is derived from the alfalfa plant (medicago sativa), and is part of the legume family, but also considered an herb. You may have eaten the sprouts as a garnish on a sandwich or salad, and while they may not be a high-energy food, they are packed with a lot of nutrients and vitamins. The alfalfa leaf is often turned into a powder for quality control (the sprouts can sometimes harbor harmful bacteria if not handled correctly) and turned into supplements, such as in our Comforta+ for joint health.
Alfalfa leaf powder is rich in vitamin K (good for blood clotting), vitamin C, copper, calcium, iron, manganese and folate. It can lower cholesterol levels over time and has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to alleviate symptoms from conditions such as arthritis.
Note: while alfalfa leaf powder can help people with arthritis or higher cholesterol, those on blood thinners should speak with their doctor first before incorporating alfalfa leaf powder to their diet to avoid conflicts with the medication.