The plant superficially resembles clover (a cousin in the same family), especially while young,
It has clusters of small purple flowers followed by fruits spiralled
Lucerne is native to warmer temperate climates
The older plants have a very long roots.
normally lives four to eight years, but can live more than 20 years, depending on variety and climate
Lucerne sprouts are a common ingredient in dishes made in South Indian cuisine.
And in some countries People also eat lucerne sprouts in salads and sandwiches.
As with all herbs, Intermittent consumption is beneficial, but should not be overstated.
dried lucerne leaf is available as a dietary supplement in several forms, such as powders, and tea.
It is widely used in the cosmetics industry and is used to prevent the aging of the skin.
In europe it used mainly to feed animals, and in my country people dry it for animals, they not eat it.
But it has a Curative Effect.
Lucerne has a strengthening effect. Being very rich in vitamin C.
It has a beneficial effect due to the plant estrogens it contains.
Improves the absorption of food,
Immune system strengthening effect
to strengthen bones and teeth
and much more
Every Year we collect a few.
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There is An other plant it called blind nettle.
Its not the real nettle.
The bees love it too, and …..
Its flowers are edible, its leaves are eaten cooked in vegetable dishes.
It used to be used for hair bleaching
In folk medicine, the plant is used for urinary and digestive problems
recommended in case of insomnia.
and it has a uterine strengthening effect.
whole plant can be used.
The honey bee love lucerne flower.
Harvesting all of the lucerne can destroy the insect population,
but this can be avoided by mowing in strips so that part of the growth remains.
With a good receipe, the lucerne can be a very delicious food.