Alfalfa (Medicago Satvia) is an Arabic term which is known as the “father of all foods” and there is a reason for it. For many centuries Arabs have used Alfalfa as food not only for themselves but also for their horses. According to them, consuming alfalfa or drinking its extract as tonic makes them and their animals stronger and full of energy. Adding to this, seeds and leaves of Alfalfa have medicinal properties and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda & Homeopathy for treating several disorders and ailments including arthritis, kidney stones and gastrointestinal disorders. In this article I will review alfala tonic in detail.
According to the modern research, Alfalfa is known as a homeopathy medicine for quick weight gain and has significant health benefits which can improve your overall wellbeing. It can be consumed in the form of sprouts or tonic, but generally, people opt for tonic because it can be easily digested and absorbed by the body. With the United States being the largest producer of Alfalfa, it is the most cultivated legume in the world.
So now as you have a little bit clarity about Alfalfa tonic, let’s come to the most important question – how this article, or you can say alfalfa tonic, can bring a significant change in your health/life?
Alfalfa Tonic Can Help You in –
- Increasing your energy level
- Weight Gain
- Increasing appetite
- Preventing anxiety and sleeplessness
- Preventing Hair Loss
- Lowering blood cholesterol
- Treating kidney, prostate and bladder disorders
- Reversing menopausal symptoms
- Removing the weakness of genital organs in men
- Increasing bone density
If you want to know more about how Alfalfa tonic can help you gain weight and increase appetite, you may refer to this article. Let’s come to the main ingredient of this recipe – ALfalfa tonic review.
Alfalfa Tonic Review
You must be wondering about the best alfalfa tonic brand to start with. Let me give you some insights about the most consumed alfalfa tonics in the world –
SBL Alfalfa Tonic
I personally am using SBL Alfalfa tonic which provides nutrients such as natural amino acids, vitamins, minerals which helps in restoring physical and mental well being. Apart from this, this tonic also contains Ginseng which is a potential energy stimulant. Read the paragraph below to know more about the benefits of Ginseng in alfalfa tonic.
Alfalfa Tonic with Ginseng
Ginseng improves fatigue, helps you build resistance in the body to fight against infections. It also removes the weakness of genital organs and treats sexual dysfunction in men. Apart from these, there are many other health benefits of ginseng such as it has anti-ageing properties due to the presence of phytonutrients, it helps in toning and brightening your skin. Using ginseng in high dose may cause certain side effects including headaches, insomnia etc. But you will find it in a moderate amount in SBL alfalfa tonic.
Composition of SBL Alfalfa Tonic
It is important to have knowledge about the composition or ingredients of a product and the action of all those ingredients on your body before purchasing it. So here we go:
- Alfalfa – 5% v/v
- Avena Satvia – 5% v/v
- Ginseng – 2% v/v
- Cinchona officinalis – 0.25% v/v
- Hydrastis Canadensis – 0.5% v/v
- Kalium phosphoricum – 3X, 1% w/v
- Kalium arsenicosum – 6X, 1% v/v
- Ferrum aceticum – 3X, 1% v/v
- Calcarea Phosphorica – 3x, 0.5%, w/v
- Excipients q.s. to 100 ml
- Alcohol content – 9% v/v
Now let’s have a look at the action of each of these components:
- Alfalfa – It improves your appetite, digestion, mental and physical well being and boosts energy levels. Apart from this, it also leads to a sound and refreshing sleep.
- Avena Satvia – It acts on your brain and nervous system and influences their nutritive function. It works wonder in general debility, menopausal neurasthenia, melancholia and depression.
- Ginseng – We have already discussed this above. It mainly works on the weakness of genital organs in male. It acts as a stimulant to the secretory glands, and also works on the lower part of the spinal cord.
- Cinchona officinalis – It helps in improving debility mainly caused due to loss of key fluids, and exhausting discharges.
- Hydrastis Canadensis – It acts mainly on poor digestion, weak muscular power, constipation, mucous membranes.
- Kalium phosphoricum – It improves mental and physical depression, and boosts nerve power.
- Kalium arsenicosum – It is beneficial for those who are anaemic, nervous or restless.
- Ferrum aceticum – It works wonders for people who are thin, weak and easily gets exhausted.
- Calcarea Phosphorica – It is known as one of the best tissue remedies and is used in various bone diseases, fractured bones etc.
Alfalfa Tonic Price
- 180 ml bottle – INR 120
- 500 ml bottle – INR 250
Dosage: Take one tablespoon (10 ml) of alfalfa tonic 2-3 times a day before meals to see good results
Dr Reckeweg Alfalfa Tonic
Apart from SBL alfalfa tonic, Dr Reckeweg Alfalfa tonic is also used by many people. It also mainly acts on the same pain points but there is a difference in the composition and price.
How is Dr Reckeweg Alfalfa Tonic Different from SBL Alfalfa Tonic?
- It contains China (helps in exhaustion, impotency), magnesium phos and Nux Vomica (stabilizes cramps in nerves) which is not present in SBL Tonic.
- It lacks Ferrum aceticum, Kalium arsenicosum.
- Price is high as compared to SBL Alfalfa Tonic.
- 100 ml bottle – INR 252
- 250 ml bottle – INR 513
Alfalfa Tonic For Child
So is alfalfa tonic safe for children?
Yes, it is safe for children. It helps in their proper growth and development and also stimulates their mental and physical activities. But you need to be cautious about the tonic dosage.
Dosage For children
Keep the dosage at 5 ml or one teaspoon 2-3 times a day, usually an hour before meals or as prescribed by your physician.
If you hate the liquid thing or it reminds you of those awkward cough syrups, you can go for Alfalfa malt instead of Alfalfa Tonic. You can mix one tablespoon in your milk and have it two times in a day to see good results.
Alfalfa Tonic Side Effects
Alfalfa tonic is generally safe for most adults, but you should follow these precautions while having it:
- Alfalfa leaves are mostly safe but if you are taking alfalfa seed products in large amount for long-term, then you might face reactions similar to autoimmune diseases. In some of the cases, people experienced their skin to be extra sensitive to the sun.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women have to take extra care not to take it in large amounts. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Hope you have enjoyed reading about this wonder tonic and the impact it can have on your life. Let me know if you have any specific questions regarding the tonic in the comments section below. I would also want those people who have used alfalfa tonic to share their experiences below.