medicago sativa

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Wow. Where do I start. Alfalfa is a purplish-flowered clover with roots that go very deep -over 100 feetreaches nutrients that other plants can't reach. It's called the land version of sea kelp because of high mineral content for strong bones, hormones and immune system. It alkalizes blood. It's a complete B complex, C, D, E, K, octacosanol, calcium, chromium, iron, manganese, magnesium, selenium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, trace minerals, zinc, coumarins, 8 digestive enzymes, all 18 essential amino acids (making it a major source of protein), fatty acids, and saponins. Alfalfa is the richest source of phytoestrogens. It stimulates and nourishes the pituitary gland, protects from radiation poisoning, neutralizes acids & poisons in the body, treats arthritis, cancer, ulcers, strengthens all tissues, bones, rebuilds teeth, stimulates digestion and bowel action, rheumatoid arthritis, balances blood sugar, diabetes, preventing absorption of cholesterol, energy, indigestion, dyspepsia, anemia, loss of appetite, poor assimilation and cleanses the colon. Whew. Dry it, grind into powder, make tea, juice or put into smoothies. Helps weight gain, stops bleeding. Anti-fungal. High source of chlorophyll. Rejuvenates the whole system. Don’t eat too much at once or take if you have lupus.
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Effect of cutting and bronamid herbicide on growth and seed yield of alfalfa Medicago sativa L.
He adds about two dozen species that until recently were considered to belong to other genera; provides illustrations to identify about 100 species, subspecies, and varieties; summarizes information on all species; presents only the scientific names that are aligned with the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature; presents a simplified classification of the alfalfa species Medicago sativa, which was previously split into dozens of species and hundreds of forms; and provides agriculturally and ecologically significant information.
craccivora samples from USA and Spain were sequenced in this study: 99EM0214, from Medicago sativa L.
Barley (Hordeum vulgare), ryegrass (Lolium perenne), Sudan grass (Sorghum bicolor), canola (Brassica campestris), rapeseed (Brassica napus), and alfalfa (Medicago sativa) were grown in Petri dishes for 14-21 days in listed above growth media.
It has been documented that alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is one of the most important forage legumes which are grown at different weather condition around the world that provides forages with high amounts of nutrients for livestock (Al-Suhaibani, 2010; Radovic et al., 2009).
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is considered the most important forage legume in the world with nearly 32 million hectares cultivated chiefly in temperate regions (Mizukami et al., 2006; Du et al., 2009).