Clover or trefoil is an herbaceous plant belonging to the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family and owes its name to the fact that it is characterized by three leaflets. From the clover you get a special honey, which is very light in color and has a delicate flavor. The clover honey is energizing, prebiotic with a beneficial effect on the bacteria of the gut, but it is also able to strengthen and stimulate the immune system. Together with manuka honey, the clover honey is able indeed to counteract in vitro the varicella-zoster virus (Miguel et al, Integr Med Insights, 2017). Moreover, the clover honey is also antiseptic, soothing and expectorant, therefore useful in cases of illnesses that affect the respiratory tract, but it has also a purifying action by helping cleanse the body of toxins. This honey can be used to sweeten drinks and herbal teas, alternatively it can be spread on a slice of brown bread for breakfast. It has also an interesting use in cosmetics where it is the ingredient of a face cream called Venus cream, a powerful anti-wrinkle preparation. This cream is prepared by melting 10 grams of beeswax, add then a tablespoon of clover honey and 20 grams of finely chopped white lily bulbs. Stir the mixture, pour into a glass jar and leave it cool down. Apply this cream in the evening before going to sleep, massage it with slow movements.
Antiseptic action, soothing and expectorant properties, able to strengthen the immune system, prebiotic.