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What are the warnings for alfalfa supplements for?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Seed unsafe longterm: The seeds are unsafe longterm and may cause reactions similar to the autoimmune disease lupus. It may also cause the skin to become sensitive to the sun. It is unsafee to use during pregnancy and breast feeding because of its estrogen like effect. Autoimmune diseases might flare up from taking alfalfa.Hormone sensitive conditons as breast , uterine, ovarian, cancer and endometriosis might worsen.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are alfalfa supplements?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
An herb supplement: Alfalfa is used to treat kindney and prostate conditions and increase urine flow. It is also used for high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, diabetes and upset stomach. It seems to prevent cholesterol absorption in the gut.

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