• Common name : Alfalfa
• Scientific name : Medicagosativa
• Family : Papilionaceae
• Native land : Asia Minor and the Caucasus
Mountains (warmer temperate climates) It is a perennial flowering plant. The plant shows numerous small clover-like spikes of blue or violet flowers of upright growth. The plant grows to a height of up to 3 feet. Alfalfa has been used as a herbal medicine for over 1,500 years. The foliage is greatly relished by horses and cattle. Alfalfa leaves contain eight essential amino acids. It is a good source of many vitamins and minerals like calcium and magnesium.