Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Alfalfa Sprout Ideology

The article attempts to add practical reality to various raw-food claims, not just for the purpose of devaluating them but also to offer a balanced view of their merits and fallacies. It discusse...

Thinking Like an Herbalist

The article provides information on the herbal actions and the herbs that the author used in his midwifery practice. Alfalfa, Burdock, Dandelion, Nettle, Red Clover and Yellow Dock cleanse conges...

Organic Wheat Grass and Alfalfa Tablets

Features organic wheat grass and alfalfa tablets from PureGreen Foods of Avondale, Arizona. Nutritional benefits of wheat grass and alfalfa; Contact information.

Beyond alfalfa

Your guide to freshly sprouted beans, greens and grasses.

The Natural Abundance Of L-Canavanine, An Active Anticancer Agent,in Alfalfa, Medicago Sativa (L.)

L-Canavanine, a potentially toxic antimetabolite of L-arginine that is stored by many leguminous plants, has demonstrative antineoplastic activity against a number of animal-bearing carcinomas and cancer cell lines. This investigation evaluated the natural abundance of this anti-cancer compound in commercially available sprouts, and in ten varieties of the seed of alfalfa, Medicago sativa (L.). Canavanine abundance in commercially grown sprouts varied according to the source; the young plant stored appreciable canavanine that ranged from 1.3 to 2.4% of the dry matter.

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