MSS Live Well Corner: The Benefits of Alfalfa


MSS Live Well Corner at Mustard Seed Sentinel

The Benefits of Alfalfa

Fully Loaded with Vitamins, Minerals, and Chlorophyll

by Joanne Troppello


Alfalfa is also known as Medicago sativa. This plant has roots that grow down deeply into the ground to reach minerals that other plant’s roots cannot access. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. It has been used for livestock for years. You can eat alfalfa sprouts in a vegetable or garden salad, as a side dish, add it to a fruit salad, or include it in a smoothie.


I haven’t eaten alfalfa sprouts, but I do drink alfalfa tea and also take an alfalfa supplement each day. I started taking alfalfa because of the antihistamine properties that it has. However, I have recently found out that it’s been helpful with my muscle and joint pain that has started in the last few years.


According to Organic Facts, the following list includes health benefits from taking alfalfa:


  • Allergy Relief

  • Decreases Inflammation

  • Lowers Cholesterol

  • Enhances Digestion

  • Increases Immunity

  • Improves Heart Health

  • Enhances Respiratory Health


I am not a health professional. However, I have been a personal journey of health and wellness since 2004 after I experienced a very bad sinus infection, which was not helped even after being prescribed antibiotics by my physician.


As I mentioned, I take an alfalfa supplement each day (10 small alfalfa tablets) plus drink alfalfa tea (and blend it with peppermint tea, which is also helpful for allergy relief), and add a tsp of honey to sweeten it up—since alfalfa is kind of bland.


For a few months, due to budgetary reasons, I had to cut the alfalfa supplement out of my daily vitamin regimen—and I used 1 tsp of alfalfa tea instead of 2 when making my daily tea.


I quickly noticed the difference in how my muscles started aching more and my allergy issues became worse. We were able to order the alfalfa supplement again and more alfalfa tea. I have noticed a significant difference (for the better) after taking the alfalfa again. I’m so glad we were able to order both.


My Health and Wellness Journey


I will be sharing more information about my health and wellness journey in my MSS Live Well Corner columns at the magazine a few times a month. If you’d like more information on the alfalfa tea I ordered, the link is listed below and here’s the link for the alfalfa tablets.



Have you ever taken an alfalfa supplement, drank alfalfa tea, or eaten alfalfa sprouts?


About the Author


Joanne Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel. Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel. Check out MSS Live Well Corner.