Our Alfalfa Leaf is organically grown in the United States.
If you have ever driven across the western deserts of the United States and noticed occasional fields of bright green grass, chances are you saw alfalfa. Alfalfa is one of the oldest cultivated plants. It has been used for centuries for hay, but it has also been used for centuries as a human food. Its name comes from the Arabic, al-fac-facah, “father of all foods.”.
As a food, alfalfa provides beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and K (although it is not, as frequently claimed, a source of vitamin A).
Alfalfa sprouts are found in groceries and salad bars. Capsules or tables containing alfalfa leaves or seeds as well as the bulk powdered herb are found in health food stores. The usual dose of alfalfa for tea is 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup, steeped in boiling water for 10 to 20 minutes. Capsules and tablets of whole alfalfa should be taken according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Note: The biggest risk in using alfalfa is eating sprouts grown in contaminated water. Avoid limp or smelly sprouts, and rinse sprouts thoroughly before use. For most people, alfalfa sprouts are inherently safe, but they do interact with certain medications. If you’re taking anti-rejection drugs for kidney transplant, don’t use any form of alfalfa. In rare cases the herb can interact poorly with the medication, leading to serious adverse reactions. Similarly, treat alfalfa the same way you treat any other green, leafy vegetable if you take Coumadin. Alfalfa is rich in vitamin K that can interfere with the drug’s anti-coagulant effects. All forms of alfalfa contain the amino acid, L-canavanine. With excessive consumption of the raw vegetable, this chemical may cause abnormal red blood cell counts, enlargement of the spleen, or relapses of lupus. To avoid issue, limit raw consumption to twelve 1-gram capsules or three tablespoons a day.
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CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that this product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:
No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.
Information contained in this shop is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
please be advised: you should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Shipping charges vary from country to country so I just picked one of the highest. I will refund any shipping charges above actual charges to your location.
Payment is appreciated at time of purchase. I accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Check or money order welcome - order will be shipped 10 days after receipt of check/money order to allow check or money order to clear bank.
Even though we say that we ship in 1-2 weeks, in most instances we try to ship within 5-7 business days. All orders will be shipped via USPS with Delivery Confirmation or FedEx.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.
Buyer pays for shipping to return items to Ye Olde Spice Guy.
We will not issue refunds on any items once an order is placed.
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Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive. Thank you for your patience. If it has been past this time frame, please contact me and I will be glad to work with your to resolve the issue.
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