Bird's foot trefoil
Calming and antispasmodic action, useful in case of tachycardia, insomnia and nervousness.
Bird's foot trefoil, scientific name Lotus corniculatus, is a plant of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family characterized by small, intense yellow-colored flowers. From the whole plant the mother tincture is obtained, the remedy is characterized by a general sedative, antispasmodic and antidepressive action and results also able to regulate and normalize sleep and wakefulness. Therefore the plant can be used in case of anxiety, nervousness, depression, palpitations and tachycardia, insomnia and, more generally, sleep disorders. It helps to calm the body and find a restful sleep. You can take 30-40 drops of mother tincture in the evening in a small glass of water. A curiosity about this plant is that its properties were discovered by chance by the French physician and phytotherapist Henri Leclerc. One day Leclerc prescribed to a farmer, who suffered from conjunctivitis and sleep disorders, a lotion of melilotus officinalis. However, the farmer, instead of the melilotus, picked up the bird’s foot trefoil and within a few days any type of nervous disorder and insomnia had disappeared.