Melilotus officinalis

Melilotus officinalis

Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis), also known as Yellow Melilot, is a legume sometimes grown for forage. Its characteristic sweet odor, intensified by drying, is derived from coumarin.

It has been used in herbal medicine. Naturopaths claim that it helps promote lymphatic drainage and reduces fluid retention, particularly in the tissues of the vein wall. Yellow sweet clover is a major source of nectar for domestic honey bees.

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