Sanskrit name: Tripatra
Botanical name: Trifolium alexandrinum
Habitat: Native to north Atlantic and central Europe, the Mediterranean region, Balkans, Asia Minor, Iran, India, Himalayas, Russia from Arctic south to east Siberia, Caucasus, and the Far East. It spread to England ca 1650 and was carried to America by British colonists (Taylor and Smith, 1981). Widely introduced and cultivated.
Berseem has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic properties. It is beneficial in the treatment of liver related disorders.