7. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
- Medicinal Use: Auto-Immune Diseases, Female Hormone Issues, High Blood Sugar
The Alfalfa plant is yet another popular addition to our list of the best medicinal plants. While North Americans call it the Alfalfa Plant, the rest of the world often calls it the Lucerne Plant. It’s a popular addition to certain cuisines in Southeast Asia. However, one must be careful with it. Unsprouted, raw Alfalfa can be poisonous.
In the herbal world, if used correctly, there has been some success with using Alfalfa. When used for auto-immune diseases, it can make the immune system more active and cause some improvement. It has also shown some success in helping women with estrogen levels, and it has been shown to help some with lowering blood sugar levels.