Other Names: Medicago sativa, Lusan gaas, Ashvabala, alfalfa, Kudirai masal, Alpha Alpha, Alphalpha, Alphalfa.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a perennial plant belonging to the Fabaceae family that has long been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions. It has sweet, bitter, and grassy flavor when consumed fresh as sprouts. When taken as a supplement, alfalfa is thought to be beneficial in treating diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, urinary tract infections, menstrual problems, and an array of other disorders.
People also take it for its high content of antioxidants, vitamins C and K, copper, folate and magnesium. Alfalfa is also extremely low in calories.