Red Clover, with the scientific name Trifolium Pratens, is one of the most popular and well-known among the 245 known species in the genus. The red clover, is a small, short-lived perennial herbaceous species of flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae, native to Europe, Western Asia and northwest Africa, but planted and naturalised in many other regions. The flowers are small and pinkish-purple, and due to their rapid growth rate and high nutritional value, they are often used as fodder for animals. While some consider this delightful little flower to be a weed and others use it only as fodder for livestock, red clover is also an extremely useful herb. Red clover blossom tea makes an effective herbal remedy for cold symptoms like cough and congestion. Red Clover is also great for detoxifying the body and the blood.