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Medicago Sativa has different names. Such as, sable, grazing, sorghum and so on. This legume can grow in different wild environments around the world. As a perennial wild plant, it has three dentate leaves with wooden underground rhizomes. It grows to a height of about 0.9 meters and blooms blue-purple flowers from July to September. It is rich in protein, Omegas3 and vitamin K. And it is the main source of human protein. But what are Medicago Sativa uses?
Medicago Sativa plays an important role in livestock feed. It originated in Southeast Asia. The Arabs used Medicago Sativa to feed their horses and they found that it can make the horse to run faster and be more robust. The medical use of cockroaches comes from some legends. It is said that this leaf has a diuretic effect and can be used to treat kidneys and bladders. And prostate disease. Let’s look at its uses.
Helps lower cholesterol
In an experience, Medicago Sativa seeds reduced the total cholesterol levels in the blood. Seeds also reduce the absorption of cholesterol in food and increase the clearance of bile acids in the feces. It is difficult to draw conclusions from this study; the study has been in existence for more than 30 years .
In another clinical trial for 15 hyperlipidemia patients, Medicago Sativa seeds reduced total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Two studies have confirmed that Medicago Sativa can reduce the absorption of cholesterol in food. But if a compound called saponin is removed, the absorption of cholesterol will return to normal. Therefore, these saponins may be the cause of their cholesterol-lowering effects.
Medicago Sativa also reduce the absorption of cholesterol in monkeys. They lower the total cholesterol level in the blood.
In short, Medicago Sativa seeds can help people with high cholesterol, but they may not be suitable for sprouts.
Lower blood sugar
Medicago Sativa has traditionally been considered an anti-diabetic plant, and some studies support this view. In diabetic rats, Medicago Sativa water extract significantly reduced blood sugar. It also lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. The extract also protects against liver damage and reduces liver enzymes ALT and AST.
In a mouse study, adding sputum to the animal's diet can reduce blood sugar.
Medicago Sativa may be a good drug to lower blood sugar and increase insulin, but clinical research is needed.
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