Alfalfa crescent

A perennial plant with a fusiform rhizome, with numerous ascending elevated (up to 80 cm) stems (sometimes recumbent), rather densely dressed trifoliate leaves. Flowers 20-30 in a capitate raceme, small, lemon-yellow, arranged according to the same plan as most legumes; semilunar beans (sickle-shaped), flattened. Blooms all summer.

Grows on slopes, upland meadows, along railway embankments, in wastelands.

Contains saponins, traces of alkaloids.

An aqueous decoction of the whole plant is drunk for nervous disorders.

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