Alfalfa seeds also known as rijka in India are a nutrient rich product with a plethora of medicinal benefits. They are rich in so many vital nutrients that they can also be dubbed as a potent immunity booster. Brihatri offers the best Alfalfa seeds sourced from hygienic and organically cultivated farms to provide the best quality product for its consumers.
Alfalfa seeds are rich in many essential nutrients. They are an ideal daily food for people with diabetes, cholesterol and urinary tract infections. These seeds were widely employed for various disorders in traditional medical systems all over the world. There are many other incredible medicinal benefits for consuming these seeds on a daily basis.
BENEFITS OF ALFALFA SEEDS
Alfalfa seeds are a rich source of soluble fiber which promotes gut health and helps to reduce cholesterol. Fiber also promotes good bowel movement. Fiber-rich foods are recommended for the prevention of hemorrhoids.
The best part about Alfalfa seeds is their low calorie content. United States Department of Agriculture claims that a cup of Alfalfa seeds will only contain 8 calories. This makes it a go to option for people who are planning to cut down on their calories.
Alfalfa seeds are also a decent source of proteins and carbohydrates. The protein-rich snack helps in bodybuilding especially in strengthening the muscles and tissues.
Brihatri Alfalfa seeds are a rich source of calcium and iron. This makes alfalfa a powerful bone tonic. The combination of calcium and iron supplements in this product helps in physically strengthening the body. Iron also helps in increasing the number of red blood cells.
These seeds are also a rich source of vitamins C and K. Vitamin K is vital to the body to prevent blood clots and also helps in bone metabolism. Vitamin C is very important for wound healing and for the functioning of the immune system. It is also essential for the maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth.
Brihatri Alfalfa seeds contain a serum that binds the bile to the cholesterol in the gut which helps to reduce cholesterol levels. These seeds help in reducing low-density bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases high density (HDL) cholesterol. They also reduce triglycerides.
These seeds are recommended to prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteo-arthritis by some practitioners.
Alfalfa seeds are beneficial for diabetes. They can help regulate the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Click here know how a wonder herb from Indian kitchens can help in the management of diabetes.
These seeds are a natural diuretic. Consuming them without soaking in water can help in urinary tract infections. It also helps improve ascites. Despite the lack of scientific studies Alfalfa seeds are prescribed for renal calculi by many practitioners of alternative medicines.
In women, Brihatri Alfalfa seeds are recommended for improving breast milk in lactating mothers. It is also recommended for improving menstrual health especially for premenstrual syndrome. It might also help in symptoms of menopause. Click here to know which foods are best to eat for menopause.
HOW TO USE
There are many ways to consume Alfalfa seeds. The most recommended version is given below.
Soak two to three tablespoons (per head) of Alfalfa seeds in 100ml of water and cover them.
Leave it soaked overnight for around 10 hours. Then drain the water and dry the sprouts in sunlight for 2 or 3 days.
Then expose them to indirect sunlight for one or two days. All this while its best to rinse them once in 10-12 hrs.
On the 5th day, the sprouts are ready for consumption. You can also boil them and consume them.
Alfalfa seeds are safe to consume for most people and may not cause any harmful side effects. However, people coming under the following categories are advised to constrain from using these seeds.
It is not recommended for pregnant women. People who have a weak immune system, auto-immune disorders and those who take blood thinners are advised to consume these seeds only after consultations with an ayurvedic physician.
Brihatri Alfalfa seeds are available in our store. Click here to buy.