Clover brings not only happiness (if we find four-leaf), but also incredible taste experiences. How to eat clover
Meadow clover is a wild perennial. Interestingly, it can be used in the kitchen - it has anti-inflammatory, expectorant and antispasmodic effects. As part of herbal medicine, it is used for catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, stomach problems and constipation. Clover stimulates the appetite, regulates digestion and liver function.
This should be done from May to September - only the flower heads with stalks and upper leaves are collected. The kitchen uses fresh clover, while dried for medicinal purposes. It is dried in a ventilated place and an infusion can be prepared from such a dried plant. A tablespoon of dried herbs is poured with boiling water, brew covered for 15 minutes and ready. You should not drink more than 3 cups of infusion a day.
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You can also make a tincture from dried clover. 100 g of dried flowers pour 0.5 litres of pure 40% vodka and leave in a dark room for 2 weeks.
It's important to look inside the tincture every day - it's about shaking it. After 2 weeks, strain the tincture and dilute with two glasses of boiled water and pour into a dark bottle, put in the fridge. We drink 2-3 times a day for a teaspoon.
Clover can be an addition to salads, sandwiches or meat dishes. You can also prepare the whole dishes from it. See the risotto recipe:
Ingredients for 4 servings of clover risotto:
Then add the washed clover and vegetable decoction ladle, reduce the heat under the pan. The evaporating liquid must be replenished with subsequent portions of broth.
The red clover is a herb created for women:
And now we can not fail to mention that clover has a beneficial effect on the skin! It has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic effects, and its fresh flowers can be used on insect bites.
2 handfuls of red clover flowers pour 400 ml of water, boil and cook for 20 minutes. Squeeze, cook another portion in the same decoction (there will be even 5 portions). The water evaporates, the decoction is to thicken. And it's ready! Such a "cream" can be used anti-inflammatory on the skin and even on the mucosa.
Clover increases skin elasticity and moisture, firms and brightens the complexion optically. It also inhibits excessive seborrhea and keratosis of the skin.