Red Clover

Red Clover
Red Clover


Red clover has not been clearly shown to be helpful for any health condition.

Most research indicates that taking it does not relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is supporting research to develop better methods of identifying active components and to evaluate possible interactions with medications.

Side Effects Of Red Clover

No serious side effects have been reported in studies that evaluated red clover for various health conditions for up to a year.

Because it contains estrogen-like compounds, there’s a possibility that long-term use would increase the risk of women developing cancer of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus). However, short-term studies of women who have taken it have not shown harmful changes in the uterine lining.

It may not be safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, for children, or for women who have breast cancer or other hormone-sensitive cancers. 


Tell all your health care providers about any complementary or integrative health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.


All information on red clover has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.