Alfalfa is a very popular herb but not a lot of people know anything about what healthy benefits you can can get from it and research has proven that those who take Alfalfa may be able to lower any glucose or cholesterol in the blood. You need to be aware that although Alfalfa is normally a very safe herb to eat you might be one of the unlucky percentage that end up with lupus like symptoms. In the seeds and sprouts of Alfalfa, amino acid L-canavanine is present and that is what is thought to cause this response. Luckily the leaves don’t contain this substance. Overall Alfalfa is good for your health.