Plantwatch: What is that wildflower? And why don't we know?
Few can identify our common plants amid a lack of education and more focus on animals and birds on natural history showsHow many people know our common wildflowers? The charityPlantlife commissioned a poll by YouGov two years ago to find out if people could identify wildflowers and discovered a shocking lack of knowledge. Most could not identify, or mis-identified, the common dog-violet, one of the most widespread wildflowers found in 97% of the UK, and only 6% of 16- to 24-year-olds correctly named it. There were similar results for red clover, another common wildflower. But most people said they would like to identify mo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Science Environment Biology Education UK news Source Type: news

Natural remedies for osteoporosis: What are the science-based health benefits of red clover?
(Natural News) Red clover is a preferred herb among herbalists due to the variety of health benefits it provides. This herb is well-known for its ability to treat symptoms of menopause and perimenopause like hot flashes – a feeling of intense heat not caused by external sources. In addition to this, taking red clover can also help... (Source:
Source: - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fight menopausal symptoms with fermented red clover extract
(Natural News) A recently published Danish study found that red clover (Trifolium pratense), a herbaceous plant, can be used to effectively soothe hot flashes and mood swings brought about by menopause. The fermented extract is a remedy of great efficacy. In addition, the extract prevents osteoporosis or bone loss that is accelerated by menopause, which... (Source:
Source: - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight effects of plant-estrogens may vary after menopause
(Reuters Health) - Plant-derived estrogens, such as those from soy and red clover, might contribute to unwanted weight gain in some postmenopausal women, according to a new review of previous clinical trials. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fermented Red Clover extract stops menopausal hot flushes and symptoms
(Aarhus University) It cannot be said that red clover alone reduces menopause symptoms, but a recently published Danish study finds that fermented-red clover extract effectively prevents hot flushes, hormonal swings and bone loss. Bucking the trend of usual research tradition the study has delivered a strong seal of approval to an innovative Danish Red Clover producer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Name that wildflower
Hardly any British children can identify a red clover, and few students take plant science for a first degree. The charity Plantlife is determined to change thatThe summer flowers are in bloom, but a recent survey of 2,000 people found that 80% didn ’t know a common dog violet, even though it’s found across nearly the whole UK. Less than half of young people could name a bluebell and hardly any could identify a red clover. And another sign of how children are losing touch with the names of common flowers is that theOxford Junior Dictionary, has dropped plant names such as bluebell and blackberry from its latest...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Wild flowers Environment Education Source Type: news

NCCIH Health Bulletin: Menopausal Symptoms
In this month’s issue of the NCCIH Bulletin, read highlights from current evidence on a few commonly used complementary approaches to menopause: red clover, soy, black cohosh, DHEA, hypnotherapy, meditation, acupuncture, and yoga. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - February 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Red clover genome to help restore sustainable farming
The DNA of red clover has been sequenced and assembled to help breeders improve the beneficial traits of this important forage crop. Red clover's chief benefits (alongside soil improvement) is to provide a protein-rich livestock feed -- it also boosts omega-3 fatty acids in ruminant milk. Compared to white clover and other legumes, red clover has high levels of an enzyme that causes its' protein to be digested more slowly and effectively -- it's more nutritious per mouthful. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Plantwatch: Roadside wonders
Roadside verges are one of our great wild plant refuges. They are only narrow strips of land, but verges along our major roads total an area the size of the Isle of Wight. And they provide a home to more than 700 species of plants, almost half the native flora of Britain, with some of the last habitats left for many wild flowers, especially meadow plants – which is why the charity Plantlife is campaigning to get verges looked after better to encourage these wild plants.Many of the roadside plants are flowering now, such as the familiar red clover, common buttercup, brilliant white oxeye daisy and the tall rosebay wil...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Plants Science Environment Wild flowers Source Type: news

Natural remedies to HRT claim to conquer your menopause symptoms effectively
Experts say natural remedies, such as Red Clover and St John's Wort, are an effective alternative to HRT. Herbal pills can be used to reduce the severity of symptoms by up to 60 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red clover improves blood flow, bone density and alleviates menopause symptoms
Source: - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news