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Alfalfa Benefits And How To Give To Kids

Alfalfa is more than just a food for cattle.  Indeed, the health benefits of alfalfa have been used around the world for almost 1500 years.  It has long been used as an herbal remedy for numerous ailments and illnesses.

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We personally use an organic alfalfa formulation that has been around for over 50 years.  It is made with a little bit of spearmint, which gives it a yummy taste when crushed or made into a tea. [view alfalfa product page]

I suppose you could go out and buy alfalfa sprouts, but you would not get nearly the benefit or quick results as you do from taking it in a concentrated supplement form.  The concentrated tablets we use are made from the chlorophyl-rich leaves.

Two Main Alfalfa Benefits With Kids

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Since our kids were born, we have used alfalfa most often as an aid for congestion and stuffy noses.  I can give it to my stuffy-nosed child at dinnertime and know that they will sleep better that night.  That’s how fast it works when you give the right amount.

Also, when our kids have an injury or bite that involves swelling of any kind, I grab large doses of alfalfa and vitamin-C.  These two nutrients work together as a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine.  No more Benadryl® needed in our home!

Other Alfalfa Benefits Include:

  • strengthening kidney function
  • cleansing the blood/aid in detox
  • regulating glandular function
  • replacing lost minerals/aiding mineral balance
  • reducing water retention
  • helping skin to heal
  • relieving sinus pressure
  • reducing effects of allergies and asthma

How To Give Alfalfa Tabs to Kids

Giving alfalfa to kidsPrior to swallowing the tablets whole, our kids would take them crushed and mixed in applesauce or yogurt.  We simply use a mortar and pestle to do the trick.  Other families I know use a coffee grinder to do the same thing.  I’m a big believer in teaching my kids about nutrition and how to take what their bodies’ need, so I like that they can do the vitamin crushing themselves.

The alfalfa we use is also safe enough (free from contaminants) to give to little babies.  Most over-the-counter cold remedies are not even available to really young ones, so alfalfa makes a powerful addition to a home medicine cabinet. A great, safe way to bring relief to little noses!



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  • Teresa Jimenez March 16, 2017, 10:35 pm

    Hello, can I give liquid clorophyll, from Alphalfa, to my 10-month old? If so, how much? He has low platelates right now.

    • Bonnie | ProvenNutritionForKids March 17, 2017, 9:39 am

      Hi Teresa,
      I am hesitant to advise concerning supplements that I am not familiar with. We use a form of Alfalfa that can be crushed and made into a liquid tea or mixed with soft foods. The Alfalfa we use is guaranteed safe and all-natural for use by kids of any age. This is the one I would suggest for you with guaranteed benefits. Also, a safe and effective multivitamin can help as well to boost the nutritional level. Here are the links to what we use and suggest (I can ship these just about anywhere, so let me know if you are outside the U.S.). Alfalfa Complex, ShakleeKids Incredivites

  • anabiya October 25, 2016, 8:45 pm

    hi.my baby age is four years but she ia not able to chewing food and she depend only on liquid.but lose motion continue four or five times in a day.please suggest me how Ican do.

    • Bonnie | ProvenNutritionForKids October 26, 2016, 9:10 pm

      Hi Anabiya, I would need a bit more info and clarity to give effective feedback for you. Please contact me through our Contact Form or via our Kids’ Symptom Assessment. Thank you!
      provennutritionforkids.com/kids-symptom-assessment-fp/

  • AJ August 16, 2016, 8:32 pm

    Can I give alfalfa/liquid chlorophyll to my five month old baby?

  • Rekha March 17, 2016, 3:14 pm

    My son is 5 and half yr old. He is very underweight with 32 pounds and very poor appetite. Does this help to increase appetite. If so, how much quantity to give to him.

  • Emily Moreno February 23, 2016, 7:00 pm

    Great info, I really need to try it. I’ve been suffering from sinus problems for some time now, haven’t been able to smell in about 3 months. It’s so annoying, since I used to have an over active sense of smell before. My son and I both have asthma and really look forward to giving this to him.

  • Nisha August 10, 2015, 8:17 pm

    Does it helps to gain weight in kid?

    • Bonnie | ProvenNutritionForKids August 10, 2015, 10:08 pm

      Hi Nisha. No, the alfalfa does not help with weight gain, though it will help decrease growing pains, aid in bone formation, and give wonderful mineral support. Our Meal Shakes for kids would be much better to help with weight gain.

  • poonam July 1, 2014, 6:17 am

    hii
    my baby surfing in thyroid this medicine is useful or not pls send me ans my baby is 1 N 6 month old thx

    • Bonnie | ProvenNutritionForKids July 2, 2014, 7:45 am

      Hi Poonam,
      The Alfalfa complex that we use is not a thyroid medicine. However, as part of a holistic nutritional support program for your baby, it could certainly be beneficial. Other nutrients that are helpful for thyroid issues are extra soy protein, Vita C, B-complex, Vita E among others. Your baby could benefit from a full spectrum multivitamin/multimineral for sure. I hope that helps.

  • Naza March 26, 2013, 7:21 pm

    Hi dear
    May i know the dosage of the alfalfa tablets for kids?
    Any guidelines

    Thanks

    • Bonnie (site owner) March 26, 2013, 8:29 pm

      Thanks for your question! Honestly it really depends upon the purity, potency, and bioavailability (ie. how well it absorbs) of the product you’re using. Different companies will have varying degrees of quality. That said, nutritionists who use this same product recommend using one tablet for every 10 lbs of body weight for normal use. For healing purposes, they recommend 2 tablets for every 10 lbs of body weight.

  • Diane Grant March 26, 2013, 4:43 pm

    Honestly, alfalfa never even hit my idea of an effective supplement. Alfalfa was something that created a bunch of work in my childhood! Thank you for the timely information as I constantly fight sinus pressure due to living on the Oregon coast and being allergic to mold spores of all things! I will be back to order some from you!

    • Bonnie (site owner) March 26, 2013, 8:35 pm

      Diane, hey, I’m glad you found this info then! Alfalfa is awesome in so many ways, and I’m surprised more folks don’t know about it and how it can benefit them. It’s even safe and effective enough for our dog who takes it everyday too! Bye, bye doggy breath! 🙂

  • Lorraine McNulty March 25, 2013, 7:38 pm

    I didn’t realise it worked as an anti-inflammatory – that would be really useful in our house for insect bites in the summer as my son is allergic to the usual anti-bite treatments.
    Thanks for the info Bonnie.

    • Bonnie (site owner) March 25, 2013, 9:55 pm

      You are welcome, Lorraine. Glad to give you a safer alternative!

      • Zulfiqar Ali February 3, 2016, 1:37 am

        Mam can you tell me about the alfalfa drops.. can i use the drops for my children..? He is 4 years old..? And which kind of alfalfa drops potency sued for the children..? Plz must reply.. thnx

        • Bonnie | ProvenNutritionForKids February 3, 2016, 8:46 am

          The alfalfa tablets that we use are wonderful for children! For a 4-year old, I would give 4 tablets in the morning and 4 more in the afternoon. These can be easily crushed and added to yogurt or mixed with warm water for a tea (along with some lemon and honey for taste). You can find the link here for U.S. orders or we can ship internationally as well if you use this link: International Orders.

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