The word ‘alfalfa’ comes from the Arabic phrase, al-fac-facah, meaning ‘father of all foods’. It stands to reason, alfalfa is extremely nutritious.
The extensive root system allows the plant to absorb a high level of nutrients from the soil. The alfalfa leaf contains essential vitamins, including the entire spectrum of B-vitamins, A, D, E and K. Alfalfa is also a source of iron, niacin, biotin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and chlorophyll. Compared to other plants, alfalfa leaf is also very high in protein and amino acids.
Alfalfa is a beneficial vital green and may be used as a dietary or nutritional supplement. The benefits of alfalfa leaf include supporting healthy circulation and the immune system.