If you have ever searched the fields for a lucky four leaf clover, then you may well have come across the flowering red clover!
Red clover is a flowering plant actually belongs to the legume family, which is the same family as peas and beans. Its scientific name is trifolium pratense.
Red clover is native to Europe, Western Asia and northwest Africa, where it grows wildly in meadows but is also naturalised in other continents such as North America.
The flowers that appear at the end of the branched stems are red (or deep pink) in colour, hence the name.
The red clover flowers are used in supplements as well as in food and beverages, as a flavouring ingredient.
You can also drink red clover tea. Our range of red clover tablets and supplements are specifically formulated for women.
Isoflavones and phytoestrogens in red clover
Red clover is known to be high in isoflavones, which are a specific group of molecules which make up a phytochemical, which is a natural plant chemical.
These can also be found in other legumes such as soybeans.
These phytochemicals are considered phytoestrogens, which are similar in structure to oestrogen and it is thought that they may behave in a similar way.
Red clover supplements
Red clover is available as a supplement, in the form of tablets and capsules as well as a liquid extract.
Nature’s Garden Red Clover Blossoms with Vitamin B6 430mg Capsules is a natural herbal food supplement which contains vitamin B6 as well as red clover. Vitamin B6 contributes to regulation of hormonal activity.
Nature’s Aid Red Clover Complex provides red clover extract alongside other natural ingredients such as sage, Siberian ginseng and liquorice. It provides 40mg of isoflavones per daily dose.