Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a plant belonging to the Fabaceae, that is, pea family. Some variaties of this plant are used as fodder. The plant was named Trifolium pratense by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753. Trifolium means 'three leaved' while pratense is Latin for "found in meadows". Isoflavones from red clover have been used to treat the symptoms of menopause.

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... Because it contains chemicals called isoflavones, which belong to a larger class of plant chemicals known as phyto (plant-derived) estrogens, red clover is often taken to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Isoflavones are similar in shape to the female hormone, estrogen. Therefore, they may attach to estrogen receptors throughout the body -- particularly in the bladder, blood vessels, bones, and heart. For women with normal estrogen levels, red clover isoflavones may displace some natural estrogens, possibly preventing or relieving estrogen-related symptoms, such as breast pain, that are associated with PMS. This effect may also reduce the possibility of developing estrogen-dependent cancer of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus). In addition, results from a review of nearly 1000 women suggest that red clover may interfere with an enzyme known to promote the progression of endometrial cancer. Red clover may also block enzymes thought to contribute to prostate cancer in men. ...
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?Red Clover Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Divis ...
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