Cow Feed Cures Acne
Lucerne is pretty well known across the States as good, nutritious cattle fodder. Other people will recognize the name in conjunction with the topic of green manure and organic farming.
Lucerne is a very clever plant, it sends out its roots deep into the earth to get at the nutrients that it needs. Root systems for one plant can be over a meter long. ucerne’s roots reach deep intot he ground in order to draw up nutrients – the soil is enriched as a result and poor soil receives long term benefits.
Does it really come as such a big surprise then that lucern is great for the skin. Whether you eat the sprouts or make a tea with the leaves, acne is history.
Start off by laying your hands on some seeds. Set some into a bottle, dampen drain and repeat morning and evening until they sprout. Plant some directly into the ground and rake over.
Keep the seedlings moist in both instances. The plants in the earth will take a little longer to come through but keep them moist. Sprouts take two or three days.
Being out in the open air and getting some sunshine is good for you and your acne. Gardening is pretty good exercise.
Eat the sprouts as soon as they are of a decent size and keep laying more for a constant supply. Tend to your garden and watch for tender new leaves as a veggie.
The leaves from the garden are really only good to eat when they are young. Use the older leaves to make lucerne tea in order to flush out your body and to use as a toner.
This tea is also pretty good to use on ailing plants – inside and in the garden and the leaves are great when incorporated into your compost bin.
Lucerne takes around about 12 months to fully mature, if conditions are right, so you will always have some. (Rely on sprouts if you need to as well.)
You do not have to wait that long though. When it is around about 3 foot tall. Cut it right down and dig into the earth. Allow the patch to stand fallow for about a fortnight.
That way it comes a full circle – giving life back to the soil that gave it the nutrients it needed in the first place and enriching it.