Alfalfa hop

One- or two-year creeping plant with stems up to 1 m long, with trifoliate leaves, equipped with shamrocks, leaflets obovate, finely serrated. Flowers are collected in oblong racemes within 1 cm long, very small, pale yellow; fruits – kidney-shaped one-seeded beans within 2-3 mm long and 1 mm wide, black, bare, yellow or brown seeds. Blooms in May-July.

It grows on the slopes of hills, in dry meadows, like a weed in the fields.

In folk medicine, a decoction of water is used for douching with trichomonas colpitis, they also wash their hair with tangles.

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