White Clover – A Very Useful Weed!

close up of white clover for white clover tincture

Learning how to forage common weeds, flowers and herbs and what benefits they have is a very beneficial and satisfying activity. There are so many useful items you can make from so many plants. I have included many on my website.

Clover is one of my favorites, as it is so abundant and has so many uses, internally and externally, such as in the recipes I have included in this article.

About White Clover

There are different species of clovers including crimson clover blossoms, red clover, and white clover. For this recipe, I used white clover which is very abundant in the early spring and into the summer. It is easy to pick the one cup of white clover flowers that you need for this recipe and there is no having to separate the petals, just cut off the stem!

White clover (botanical name Trifolium repens) is one of the most important pasture legumes. It is a nutritious food source for all classes of farm animals and most wildlife. White clover originated in Europe and has become one of the most widely distributed legumes in the world and is also good for soil improvement as a cover crop and erosion control.

It is exciting to learn about all the wild edibles and wild blossoms that exist in our grassy lawn that are good for human consumption, have many medicinal properties and help so many health conditions and improve human health.

White clover blossoms are usually pretty abundant and last for a while throughout the spring and summer. I have patches of white clover everywhere!

A patch of white clover

Health Benefits of White Clover

There are many potential benefits to health from clover. White clover is a beneficial plant that contains a lot of essential vitamins and minerals and has some amazing medicinal benefits. Clover contains vitamins A, B2, B3, C, and E as well as magnesium, potassium, chromium, and calcium. It can be used as a herbal remedy to boost the immune system and treat fever, coughs, and colds. It’s also good for medicinal uses for treating cold symptoms, such as congestion and headaches. Drink a cup of tea to help relieve coughs and colds. It can be used to treat joint aches and pains and has anti-inflammatory properties. White clover herbal tea could treat rheumatic aches and joint pain too. The leaves can be applied as a poultice to heal wounds and burns.

White clover is said in this article to have healing properties for skin conditions such as treating wounds, sores and burns when applied to the skin. This article, states that white clover can also be used for external use for skin conditions and skin irritations such as minor cuts, wounds, sores, and burns.

close up of white clover for white clover tincture

White Clover Recipes

Below are some of my white clover recipes for white clover jelly, white clover iced tea, white clover tincture and white clover salve and lotion bars.

White Clover Jelly Recipe

This recipe for how to make white clover blossom jelly turned out to be my favorite edible flower recipe. First of all it is the easiest, without having to pull flower petals or separate from little stems. Plus white clover blossoms are abundant for a long period of time and the clovers turned into a beautiful pink floral jelly and it is such a delicious jelly! 

white clover jelly with clover flowers
White Clover Jelly

White Clover Iced Tea Recipe

Who doesn’t love a good fresh glass of iced tea? I know it is my favorite thing to drink on a hot day! How about if you could make a glass of delicious iced tea from a common weed flower growing in your yard and not only would it be tasty and refreshing, but it provides a ton of health benefits.

This recipe for how to make white clover iced tea is just that! A recipe for making iced tea in just minutes from flowers you can pick from your yard. 

White clover iced tea with mint leaves
White clover iced tea with mint leaves

White Clover Tincture Recipe

Herbal tinctures are easy to make and can provide so many natural benefits. Herbal tinctures are basically a concentrated herbal extract made with alcohol. Alcohol, such as vodka, is added to a fresh or dried herb to extract the active ingredients of the herb.

Herbal tinctures have been used for centuries for their healing properties and there are so many you can make and use, all with their own properties.

See this recipe for white clover tincture from my website.

white clover tincture

White Clover Salve Recipe

This recipe for how to make white clover salve is an easy-to-make useful flower salve. Making salves from flowers, herbs, and other plants and weeds is a fun beneficial activity.

White clover salve with flowers
White clover salve set up

White Clover Lotion Bar Recipe

This recipe for how to make this white clover solid lotion bar is a great recipe and makes luxurious lotion bars with great benefits for the skin.  Lotion bars are super moisturizing and great for dry areas of your skin. These bars are a solid concentration of quick-absorbing oils and butters that protect your skin. This combination of oils, butters, and beeswax seal in moisture instead of letting it escape.

White clover lotion bar
White clover lotion bar

Enjoy!

Enjoy making and using these recipes from white clover!

See my website at www.HawkPointHomestead.com to learn more and for additional made from nature recipes, such as my sage salve recipepurple dead nettle salve recipeelderflower salve, elderflower lotion barrose petal lotion barpeony lotion barwhite clover lotion bar and my flower jellies including my dandelion jelly reciperedbud jelly recipelilac jelly recipe peony jelly and apple blossom recipe.

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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only.  It should not be seen as medical or any other advice. I am not a medical expert so individual precautions should be considered.

As always, talk to your health care practitioner or pharmacist before taking herbs for medicinal purposes. Herbs can interact with certain health conditions and/or medications. Be safe first and foremost.

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