Definition fo terms
MF11RCE® is a standardized extract of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.), containing four isoflavone subtypes – formononetin, genistein, biochanin A and daidzein – in a precisely defined and guaranteed ratio.
Trifolium pratense L., also known as red clover, belongs to the family of legumes. It is one of the oldest plants to be used agriculturally and is traditionally grown in Europe, the Far East and also increasingly in North America.
Red clover has been used as a therapeutic plant for many hundreds of years. Hildegard von Bingen recorded the use of red clover against eye problems in her work “Physica”. However, there are also records of its use as a “blood cleanser”, in the case of eczema or psoriasis, and as an expectorant. (BHC 1992, BHP 1996).
In recent years, red clover has gained increasing importance in the treatment of menopausal symptoms due to its active ingredients.
|Botanical name:||Trifolium pratense L.|
|Botanical family:||Fabaceae (Leguminosae)|
|Synonyms:||Red clover (cowgrass)|
|Parts of the plant used:||Above-ground plant parts|
|Inhaltsstoffe:||A blend of the isoflavones formononetin, biochanin A, genistein and daidzein|
With its attributes of a herbaceous plant, perennial red clover can reach a height of 10-30 cm. The leaves of red clover have a virtually smooth leaf margin, are always arranged in groups of three and exhibit fine hairs on both sides. The light patch in the middle of the leaf is characteristic.
In the flowering season from the end of April to the middle of October, it forms a spherical inflorescence that contains up to 100 red-to-pink colored single flowers. The dried flower heads are used