A member of the pea family, alfalfa is a perennial flowering plant that grows throughout the world in a variety of climates. Measuring approximately a metre high when fully grown, it has clusters of small violet flowers that bloom from late summer to early Autumn. Called “father of plants” in Arabic language, the leaves of the plant are rich in minerals and nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein and vitamins E and K. The plant extract is used by food producers as a source of chlorophyll and carotene. it is known as lucerne or lucerne grass in Europe and Australasia, and an important forage crop in the US, Canada, Argentina, France, Australia, the Middle East, South Africa, and many other countries. Specific benefits include: Curing kidney problems, healing arthritis lowering cholesterol levels and preventing stroke.