If you’re a city Witch (like me), you first encountered Alfalfa as a treat for a pet hamster, or perhaps by eating Alfalfa sprouts at the corner deli. But as it turns out, Alfalfa is an ancient herb with a long history of use in prosperity magick. Alfalfa is also known as Lucerne, particularly in Europe.
Alfalfa is an enthusiastic ground cover plant with a sweet, grassy aroma. It has been cultivated as an animal fodder since at least the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. As a food, Alfalfa is high in protein and contains many essential vitamins. It is easily dried to provide sustenance for livestock through the winter. The plant was so valued for nourishment that the name Alfalfa comes from an Arabic phrase meaning, “father of all foods.” Humans enjoy Alfalfa too—usually in its immature sprout form, or mixed into salads.
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