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Alfalfa Extract

Alfalfa Extract

Product Name:Alfalfa Extract
Latin Name: Medicago Sativa Linn
Specification Ratio: 4:1~20:1;
Part Used: Leaf
Appearance: Brown Yellow Powder
Test Method: TLC
Application :Use for health care product and food additive;
Advantage:Hot sale in LA warehouse,USA stock;

What is Alfalfa extract?

Alfalfa extract offers a concentrated source of several micronutrients, or vitamins and minerals. According to nutritiondata, an online service provided by "self" magazine, sprouted alfalfa seeds are an excellent source of vitamin k, which is essential for normal platelet function. Alfalfa extract also contains six b-vitamins, vitamin c and beta-carotene. Because of alfalfa extract's high vitamin k content, it is not an appropriate supplement for people taking anticoagulants.

Alfalfa extract is made from crushed alfalfa and is a kind of Chinese medicine. It is mainly used for respiratory diseases, has the effect of relieving cough and asthma, and has certain curative effect on bronchial diseases.

Alfalfa is also known as wood millet, light wind grass or grass head. It is rich in protein, fat, vitamins, and trace elements. Alfalfa has good effects of clearing heat and promoting urination, relaxing meridians, activating collaterals, removing stones, and replenishing blood and relieving asthma. Alfalfa has certain health-preserving effects and can also be used as medicine. Alfalfa is often used in the treatment of anemia, and it will receive an ideal therapeutic effect.

Alfalfa Extract

Basic Information:

Latin name

Medicago sativa L

Product source

whole plant


Alfalfa Saponin10:1,15:1,20:1




brown and green powder


1.To promote digestion and assimilation of vitamins, minerals.
2.To lower cholesterol and prevent the formation of atherosclerotic plaque.
3.To decrease blood fat
4.To keep acid-base balance.


1.Ash: 0.2% max


3.Heavy metal:2ppm max

4.Pb:2ppm max

5.As:2ppm max

6.Size:80 Mesh


1.Total plate count: 1000cfu/g max

2.Yeast & Mold:100cfu/g max





Store in cool & dry place. Keep away from strong light and heat.


25 kg / drum each piece is packed in a polybag, then in a carton or at customer's requirements

Shelf Life

2 years when properly stored.

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Alfalfa Extract Benefits:

1.High Cholesterol

Alfalfa extract contains saponins, a substance thought to bind cholesterol to bile salts and reduce serum cholesterol levels. Animal studies have shown a direct association between increasing doses of alfalfa saponin extract and decreasing blood cholesterol levels in rats.

Whether the same effect can be achieved in humans is uncertain. Alfalfa has been understudied as a potential treatment of hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), and it is unclear if the same relative dose in rats can be used safely in humans. Further research is needed.


Fiber-rich foods like alfalfa extract may help control blood sugar by slowing the absorption of glucose in the intestines. As such, alfalfa may aid in the treatment of diabetes or prediabetes. There has been some evidence of this, albeit scant, in animal studies.

A 2015 study published in Interventional Medicine and Applied Science reported that rats with chemically-induced diabetes experienced a reduction in blood glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, and "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol after receiving an alfalfa extract for 21 days. There was also a significant increase in the level of "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.

At present, there is little evidence the same benefits can be achieved in humans. Further research is again needed.

3.Urinary Tract Disorders

Alternative practitioners believe alfalfa acts as a natural diuretic ("water pill") and can be used to treat urinary tract disorders, including renal calculi (kidney stones) and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Despite claims to the contrary, there is little evidence that alfalfa can help prevent or clear kidney stones, much less treat an acute urinary tract infection.

4.Premenstrual Syndrome

Alfalfa extract contains phytoestrogens, plant-based hormones that mimic the action of the female hormone estrogen. Herbalists contend alfalfa can be an effective remedy for menstrual disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS).


A number of test-tube studies have reported that alfalfa exerts potent anti-inflammatory effects by suppressing the production of inflammatory compounds known as cytokines.9

Some alternative practitioners believe this effect can reduce pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Alfalfa is, in fact, one of the more popular ingredients used in herbal arthritis remedies.

Alfalfa Extract Application:

1.Applied in the food field;

2.Applied in the health product field;

3.Applied in the pharmaceutical field.

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