Red clover is a low-growing, flowering plant commonly found in fields, meadows and other undisturbed grounds. Like many other members of the legume family, red clover contains isoflavones and coumarin compounds, the latter of which are partly responsible for the sweet taste of the flower tops that bees enjoy visiting and people enjoy in salads and teas. Together with the flowers, the somewhat bitter leaves are used in tea blends. Red clover flowers and leaves are also used to make infusions and extracts for use in skin and hair preparations.
Red clover, also known as wild clover, is a perennial herb in the pea family found throughout Europe, Asia and North America.
While the flower and leaf are commonly used in herbal tea blends, powdered red clover herb is usually used as an ingredient in topical ointments, salves and lotions to ease minor skin irritations.