About this product
Also known by the name lucerne, the alfalfa plant is a handsome perennial bearing skinny green leaves and clusters of delicate purple flowers. It belongs to the legume family, a cousin to peas, lentils and beans. Alfalfa is an important crop in many parts of the world, and has been since it was first cultivated by the Persian civilization. The spread of the Persian Empire also helped to spread alfalfa, and today, it can be found in temperate regions the world over. Because of its high nutritional value, the plant is often used as livestock feed, but its leaves and sprouts are also frequently seen in a variety of cuisine, including sandwiches, veggie wraps, and this nourishing herbal tea.