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Hormonal Balance

Hormonal Balance

Hormonal Balance

ingredients:  organic licorice root; organic maca root; organic cordyceps mushroom; organic St. John wort; organic ashwagandha; organic wheat grass; organic bacopa monieri; organic slippery elm

 

 

HORMONAL BALANCE

 

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REAL NATURAL HEALING CENTER. WE NOW HAVE JUST WHAT IS NEEDED BY THE BODY TO BALANCE, HEAL AND STRENGTHEN OUR ENTIRE HORMONAL SYSTEM FOR BOTH MEN & WOMEN. THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS ARE WONDERFUL IN EVERY WAY FOR THE BODY TO UTILIZE AND BENEFIT FROM. 

HOW IT WORKS? ONCE THESE VITAL PROPERTIES FROM THESE AMAZING FOODS ARE CIRCULATING IN THE BLOOD STREAM, IT SIGNALS THE LIVER (OUR BODIES CHEMICAL PLANT) TO DEVELOP WHATEVER HORMONE IS NECESSARY AND NEEDED, FOR EACH GLAND OF THE BODY AND DELIVERS IT WHERE AND AS NEEDED.

 WOMEN AND MEN need a healthy dose of testosterone.

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20 Incredible Benefits Of Licorice  

The health benefits of licorice include relief from canker sores, stomach disorders, respiratory ailments, pre-menstrual syndrome, peptic ulcers, menopausal symptoms and it helps in fighting various kinds of infections such as herpes, HIV, hepatitis, and shingles.

It is also effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, tuberculosis, neurological disorders, female fertility, and obesity, while also helping to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. Licorice extracts contain phytoestrogens, which promote detoxification, healthy skin and hair, dental health, and immune defense. Furthermore, it helps to combat body odor and depression.

Licorice or liquorice comes from the Glycyrrhiza plant species and is valued for its rich flavor. It derives its name from the Greek, glycyrrhiza which means ‘sweet root’.  This herb is native to Southern Europe and Asia and is referred to as ‘sweet root’, attributing to a component called glycyrrhizin present in its root which is much sweeter than sugar. It has been appreciated in the traditional Chinese system of medicine for thousands of years and is referred to as “the peacemaker” herb. It is one of the most widely consumed herbs across the world and is currently grown in Russia, Spain, France, England, Germany, the Middle East and Asia.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • What is Licorice?
  • Licorice Nutrition Facts
  • Health Benefits of Licorice
    • Aphthous Ulcers or Canker Sores
    • Liver Protection
    • Stomach Disorders
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Menopause and Premenstrual Syndrome
    • Prevents Cancer
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Boosts Immunity
    • Treats Tuberculosis
    • Cures Infections
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Respiratory Disorder
    • Treats HIV
    • Detoxification
    • Increases Female Fertility
    • Treats Obesity
    • Skin Care
    • Hepatitis
    • Gastric or Peptic Ulcers
    • Hair Care
    • Reduces Depression
    • Dental Health
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Cardiovascular Health
    • Cognitive Function
    • Diabetic Nephropathy
    • Culinary Use

What Is Licorice?

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Licorice is a woody-stemmed perennial herb that grows to about 1-2 meters. The long and wrinkled roots of licorice branch horizontally and spread out under the ground. Along with its use in food, it is also valued for its diverse medicinal benefits for providing longevity and vitality since ancient times.

Licorice Nutrition Facts

Licorice offers a wide range of beneficial nutrients and flavonoids. It is a good source of vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin E(tocopherol).  It also provides minerals such as phosphorous, calcium, choline, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, silicon and zinc. It is a storehouse of essentialphytonutrients, including beta-carotene, glycyrrhizin, glabridin, isoliquiritigenin, thymol, phenol, ferulic acid, and quercetin.

Health Benefits Of Licorice

Licorice is a time-honored remedy and is amongst the most extensively utilized and scientifically studied botanical healers. Benefits of licorice for health conditions include the following:

Aphthous Ulcers or Canker Sores

Licorice has been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of painful recurrent aphthous ulcers, also known as canker sores. Canker sores are small, non-contagious lesions that crop up on the tissues inside the mouth and gums. Studieshave shown that treatment with licorice extract has resulted in significant improvement in the condition of the subjects with respect to reduction in both pain and inflammation. The beneficial constituents of licorice help in accelerating the healing and aids in the stimulation of the body’s immune defense mechanism.

Liver Protection

Studies have shown promising results regarding the hepatoprotective effect of licorice. It contains glycyrrhizin, which is effective in the treatment of liver disorders by reducing toxicity and helps in stabilizing the normal functional condition of the liver. Another research study has provided evidence that the flavonoid isoliquiritigenin, present in licorice, possesses antioxidant and inhibitory qualities which help in protecting the liver cells from high-fat, diet-induced injuries and the damage caused by oxidative stress.

Stomach Disorders

The glycyrrhizic acid present in licorice can provide protection against the growth of Helicobacter pylori bacteria and can also exert therapeutic effects in curing the symptoms of dyspepsia or impaired digestion.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Licorice possess anti-inflammatory properties and have been proven to be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Research has indicated that it may be beneficial in reducing the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and for providing relief from pain and swelling.

Menopause and Premenstrual Syndrome

Licorice root is effective in treating the symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It is rich in isoflavones, which help to maintain the estrogen and progesterone balance in the body. Studies have shown positive results regarding the efficacy of licorice in reducing the frequency of nocturnal hot flashes and for improving physical and psychological health in menopausal women. It contains phytoestrogens and helps in elevating the levels of progesterone hormone in the body, which aids in soothing the cramps and discomfort often experienced during menstruation. It is also effective in the problem of water retention by blocking the hormonal effects of the aldosterone hormone.

Prevents Cancer

Licorice possesses chemopreventive effects and is beneficial in the treatment of various types of cancer. Studies have demonstrated the anti-proliferative effects of licorice roots in restricting the growth of human breast cancer cells. It contains flavonoids such as isoliquiritigenin, which helps in suppressing colon carcinogenesis and induces apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death. Research has provided supporting evidence regarding the anti-tumor activity of licorice, which are effective in reducing the toxicity induced by chemotherapy drugs and inhibits the production of tumor cells. However, cancer patients undergoing cisplatin therapy should avoid licorice extract.  Licorice are also helpful in treating chronic prostatitis and prostate cancer.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Licorice is useful in preventing the malfunction of the adrenal glands, which are responsible for the production of hormones such as cortisol to manage stress in the body and help in improving its overall function. Excess consumption of licorice should be avoided. It is considered effective in people who have been prescribed steroids for a long time to counter the suppressive action of steroids on the adrenal glands. This also aids in stimulating the body’s resistance to stress, especially during the recovery phase after surgeries. Glycyrrhizinic acid present in it helps in feeling more energetic and reduces the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Boosts Immunity

Licorice aids in improving the immune defense mechanism of the body. It also helps in elevating the levels of interferon, an anti-viral agent which, along with glycyrrhizinic acid, stimulates the action of immune cells and helps in combating the infectious viruses and bacteria such as influenza A.

Treats Tuberculosis

Studies have shown that licorice is effective in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis and also helps in reducing the length of the healing process. Antimycobacterial and antimicrobial action of the constituents present in it work well in the treatment of lung infections and makes it an effective antitubercular agent.

Cures Infections

Licorice contains glycyrrihizic acid, which is effective in treating various viral, fungal and bacterial infections. Research studies have revealed the antiviral effect of licorice and its constituents in inhibiting the growth of herpes virus and preventing any further development of cancer. The infection-fighting property of licorice has been found beneficial in the treatment of shingles, which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.

Atherosclerosis

Licorice roots possess antioxidants, which are effective in maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol. The flavonoid glabridin, along with other beneficial components present in licorice, exert a beneficial effect in preventing the accumulation of low-density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol and helps in reducing the risk of diseases like atherosclerosis.

Respiratory Disorder

Licorice is beneficial in treating sore throats, coughs, colds, bronchitis, and lung diseases like emphysema. It also provides relief from upper respiratory infections caused by viruses and bacteria. It works effectively as an expectorant and helps in expelling the mucus and other substances from the bronchi and lungs. This aids in the relaxation of bronchial spasms.  Studies have provided supporting evidence regarding the therapeutic effect of licorice in reducing the constrictions in the airways and its beneficial effects in the treatment of asthma.

Treats HIV

Licorice is effective in treating HIV-related diseases. Studies have shown that the glycyrrhizin present in its roots helps in inhibiting the proliferation of the infecting virus by encouraging the production of beta-chemokines. It also helps in preventing the destruction of white blood cells by the HIV virus and strengthens the immune mechanism of the body.

Detoxification

Licorice possesses laxative qualities and promotes the detoxification of both the colon and the blood supply. Research studies have shown that the component dehydroglyasperin present in licorice extracts have been proven beneficial in the induction of phase-2 detoxification and antioxidant enzymes, which help the body in discarding harmful and poisonous toxic wastes.

Increases Female Fertility

Licorice  may help in treating fertility problems in women caused due to hormonal irregularities such as polycystic ovaries. It helps to regulate the secretion of the estrogen hormone and aids in curing any fertility complications in females. It is effective in normalizing irregular menstruation, helps in the restoration of regular ovulation and encourages conception. As supported by various studies, it helps in reducing the serum testosterone in women, which makes it an effective consideration for the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome and hirsutism.

Treats Obesity

Licorice may also be effective in preventing obesity. The anti-obesity action of licorice flavonoid oil indicated a significant reduction in the presence of abdominal adipose tissues and triglycerides levels of the body.

Skin Care

Licorice is an excellent skin healer and is beneficial in the treatment of skin ailments such as eczema, athlete’s foot, and psoriasis. Studies have shown that topical use of licorice extracts help in relieving the swelling and itching in such conditions as well. Licorice have skin-lightening effects and also aid in providing protection against ultra-violet radiation-induced erythema, reducing inflammation and helping to improve persistent facial redness.

Hepatitis

Licorice is also effective in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus. It helps in suppressing the secretion of the hepatitis B antigen and enhances the functioning of the liver.

Gastric or Peptic Ulcers

According to these studies, licorice exerted healing effects on peptic ulcers without causing any side effects such as edema, electrolyte imbalance, hypertension or weight gain in the test subjects.

Hair Care

Licorice is effective in maintaining healthy hair by reducing the oil secretion and preventing the occurrence of dandruff. It helps in restraining the growth of dihydrotestosterone hormone and stimulates the hair growth.

Reduces Depression

Studies have provided supporting evidence regarding the efficacy of licorice constituents in combating pre- and post-menopausal depression in women. It contains essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and beta-carotene, along with beneficial flavonoids that help in fighting depression.

Dental Health

Licorice have been effective in the prevention and treatment of dental caries and gingivitis. The antimicrobial quality of licorice is beneficial against Streptococcus mutans and inhibits the formation of biofilms and dental plaques. Due to such protective antibacterial effects, licorice root have been widely used in the manufacturing of oral hygiene products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes.

Neurological Disorders

Licorice is effective in the treatment of neurological disorders such as Bell’s palsy and Lyme disease. It helps in the prevention of the involuntary flow of tears and the development of other neurological symptoms such as paralysis in those patients suffering from Bell’s palsy.

Cardiovascular Health

The antioxidant qualities of licorice extracts are effective in the prevention of cardiovascular stress in diabetic people. The flavonoid glabridin, which is present in licorice roots, helps in providing vascular protection under high glucose conditions, prevents the formation of plaques in the arteries, and stimulates the unobstructed flow of blood in diabetic patients.

Cognitive Function

Studies have provided supporting evidence that demonstrates the neuroprotective effect of glabridin in cases of diabetes. It helps in the prevention of cognitive impairment and assists in enhancing the learning and memory functions in diabetics. The component amorfrutins that are present in licorice possess anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects that help to reduce the blood sugar, inhibit the development of insulin resistance, and prevent Type-2 diabetes.

Diabetic Nephropathy

Studies have shown that licorice is effective in curing diabetic nephropathy, in which the kidney damage happens as a consequence of long-standing diabetes. The inhibitory effect of licorice helps in the prevention and treatment of symptoms such as glomerulosclerosis which can result in diabetic nephropathy due to long-term diabetes.

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Licorice is effective in helping to combat body odor due to its antibacterial qualities and is also used as a lubricating agent in enemas. It is effective in the reduction of age spots and the treatment of allergies, tendonitis, bursitis, and toxicity caused by food or chemicals. Used in moderation, it helps in promoting the effects of other herbs and aids in the induction of calmness and peace.

Licorice is an herb even sweeter than sugar, and healthier too

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Maca Root Powder - Organic Raw

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          Organic non-GMO Raw Maca Root Powder may possess adaptogenic properties that supports your body’s ability to deal with stress while supporting healthy energy, endurance and performance levels. A staple in the diet of the indigenous Andeans for centuries, Maca a relative of the turnip and grows at very high altitudes. 
          Because our Organic Raw Maca Root powder is a blend of the yellow, red, black, and white maca root, it is giving the combined benefits from all three varieties. Maca root contains, calcium, fatty acids and vitamins B1, B2, B12 and phosphorus. It also contains a variety of minerals and alkaloid. All these put together, this wonderful root nourishes the body. Maca can be used in everyday cooking, like a regular spice, to obtain maximum benefits. 
          Athletes have found Maca to be a natural support for healthy endurance levels, due to its sterol and saponin content. Recent studies have identified four alkaloids present in Maca known to nourish the endocrine system, benefiting reproduction in both women and men. 
          Peruvian folklore suggests that maca, also known as 'Viagra of the Herbal Kingdom' may be helpful for men with erectile dysfunction (ED), and animal studies in the laboratory have supported this. The evidence suggests that maca’s contribution to sexual performance comes about through its supportive qualities of the circulatory system. Studies show that oral supplementation with maca may repair the biochemical cascade of events that makes penile arteries misbehave. The result is measurable improvement over time, without the health risks associated with prescription ED drugs. 
          The agonizing pain of monthly menstrual cycle, is something, that women can never get used to. Maca root naturally supports healthy menstruation. Through this support may come great relief from the common symptoms of a monthly menstrual cycle, like, nausea, fatigue, headache, backache and the painful cramping. 
          A recent study using human cartilage found that maca almost triples cartilage's anabolic activity, even if there's current inflammation. When combined with the anti-inflammatory action of another Peruvian herb, cat's claw, the anabolic stimulation in the cartilage almost quadruples.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Maca Root Powder Blend may include:

  • A combination of benefits from yellow, black, red, & white maca
  • May support a healthy mental outlook
  • Supports healthy physical stamina, energy, & strength levels
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels
  • Overall nourishment of the body
  • May support healthy erections
  • Helping to support hormonal balance & well being for men & women of all ages
  • Raising IGF (insulin-like growth factor) levels
  • Supports healthy menstruation
  • Helping feed, nourish, & regulate the entire endocrine system of the body
  • Supports mental clarity & focus with continued use
  • Strengthening the liver
  • Supports healthy sexual function in men & women
  • Adaptogenic actions
  • Supporting physical & emotional well being
  • Enhancement fertility for men & women
  • Supports the regeneration of cartilage & bones
  • Supports healthy sperm count & testosterone levels
  • High levels of alkaloids, steroids, saponins, glucosinolates, cardiotonic glycosides, tannins.

Botanical Name: Lepidium meyenii (Walp.) 

Other Names: Peruvian Ginseng, Maca-maca, maino, ayak chichira, and ayak willku
Ingredients: Organic Maca Root Powder.
Origin: Peru - Certified Organic

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Health benefits of Cordyceps Mushroom

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Ophiocordyceps Sinensis (Yarsagumba) improves general health and well-being. It cleanses the body and boosts immunity, which helps to prevent several diseases. It is beneficial for the heart, lungs, reproductive organs, brain and blood vessels. In general, it improves blood circulation, oxygen uptake, stamina, and endurance. Therefore, it is popular among athletes and is used for increasing their performance. However, Cordyceps supplements are very expensive but available in form of extract capsule, powder capsule, liquid extracts and tablets forms. Listed below are few of the health benefits of cordyceps

1. Anti- tumor Activity

Cancer is the second main cause of disease-related mortality throughout the world. However, related therapy strategies are still limited to surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Due to the limitations of surgery and radiotherapy and the side effects of chemotherapy, there is increasing interest in developing antitumor drugs from natural products. Research have shown that cordyceps has antitumor activity in various cancers through several pathways. Both natural and cultured cordyceps have demonstrated antitumor effects.

2. Fatigue

Traditionally, Cordyceps is used to reduce fatigue and stress and to improve the physical performance. It boosts the ATP level in the liver and muscles, which help to increase the energy level, decrease fatigue and improve performance.

Additionally, it also reduces and delays the lactic acid accumulation in the muscles, which decreases exhaustion and stress, improves physical performance and increases the stamina. The similar results are found in a rat research using swimming test.(1), (2), (3), (4)

3. Heart Health

Research studies on the effects of cordyceps have come up with several exciting results, especially in relation to cardiovascular health. Research showed that patients given a powdered supplement of cordyceps were considerably less likely to suffer heart failure. This is mainly due to the anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties of the herb, which can prevent heart arrhythmias and other complications.(5)

4. Improves Athletic Performance and Stamina

Research suggests that cordyceps improve endurance and stamina due to their ability to boost one of the top sources of energy during exercise called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Cordyceps contain an important nucleic acid needed to make ATP called adenosine. Research has found that higher ATP production helps athletes keep up with intense workouts and extend the timeframe where they can stay active at a high level. Another research also found that cordyceps would improve exercise performance in older adults aged 50 to 75 years old.

5. Sexual and reproductive function enhancement activity

Testosterone is essential for normal sperm development. It activates genes in Sertoli cells, which encourage differentiation of spermatogonia. Cordyceps has traditionally been used for the enhancement of sexual function in human beings. Evidence shows that C. sinensis and C. militaris help to improve reproductive activity and restore impaired reproductive function. The administration of C. sinensis enhanced libido and sexual activity, and restored impaired reproductive function in both sexes in human.

6. Protective effect on the Kidney

Ophiocordyceps Sinensis has been used for the treatment of renal diseases, such as chronic nephritis, chronic pyelonephritis, chronic renal dysfunction or failure, and nephritic syndrome. The C. sinensis extract considerably improved renal function via antiapoptotic and anti-inflammatory activity in rats subjected to 60 minutes of ischemia and following 3 days of reperfusion of the kidneys. The result indicates that C. sinensis plays a potential therapeutic role in renal transplantation.

7. Chronic Stress

Yarsagumba (Cordyceps Sinensis) helps to reduces chronic stress in the brain. Chronic stress causes chronic inflammation in the brain, which may result in various mental disorders and imbalance in neurotransmitter levels. It is responsible for memory impairment and decline in cognitive functions. Chronic stress can also cause depression, mood disorders, and neuro-degeneration. Neuro-degeneration can lead to the development of amnesia, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Yarsagumba reduces inflammatory markers, which indicates improvement in brain health. It is likely to restore the balance of neurotransmitters and lowers chronic stress.(6)

8. Aging

Cordyceps has been used to prevent and delay aging and to reduce the effects of aging. It is commonly recommended by herbalists and experts of traditional medicine for the weakness, fatigue, and impotence linked with aging. The anti-aging effects are attributed to its antioxidant action. Its extract increases the activity of catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase and decreases the activity of monoamine oxidase and reduces lipid peroxidation level. Further, it improves the neurological functions, especially memory and learning. It is also likely to prolong the lifespan by inhibiting oxidative stress. Traditionally, it is used in elderly people for preserving strength, restoring the health and treating geriatric problems. It is also used after illness for reducing physical debility and mental stress.(7), (8)

9. Anti-asthma health benefit

Cordyceps has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine for a variety of respiratory problems that included upper respiratory infections, bronchitis and asthma. Cordyceps is believed to increase the oxygen absorption capability of the body, thus improving the respiratory functions.

10. Effect on the Liver

Cordyceps has been used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis and related diseases. There are several ways in which it contributes to the treatment of and protection against liver disease. First, cordyceps has a potential enhancing effect on the immunological function of patients suffering from chronic hepatitis B and from post-hepatic cirrhosis. Second, cordyceps was shown to prevent and reverse liver fibrosis via degradation of collagen in rats with liver cirrhosis induced by dimethylnitrosamine, inhibit proliferation of hepatic stellate cells in vitro, down regulate intercellular adhesion molecule-I and CD126 in human fibroblasts, and decrease expression of transforming growth factor-β and platelet-driven growth factor. Third, cordyceps decreased lipid peroxide levels in serum and hepatic tissue, and lowered serum TNF-α in bacillus calmette guerin plus LPS-induced liver injury in mice.

11. Memory Impairment

Cordyceps (Yarsagumba) help to improves memory and retention span by lowering chronic inflammation in the brain.  It also exerts anti-oxidant action by increasing the level of glutathione and superoxide dismutase. It helps to prevent the decline of mental functions and improves the memory.

  • It is used to slow down aging and promote youthful strength and stamina.
  • It is believed to strengthen the respiratory system, increasing the oxygen intake thus providing the much needed power and stamina.
  • It is believed to improve the blood circulation while regulating the blood pressure and inhibiting the formation of blood clots.
  • It is used as a healing tonic to speed up recovery from illness and injuries and from weakness and fatigue.
  • It also counters erectile dysfunction in men while strengthening the reproductive organs of women.
  • It is used to treat chronic bronchitis, coughs and asthma.
  • It is mostly used in prevention and treatment of cancer. It is believed to avoid tumors and prevent secondary illness and infections.
  • It strengthens the body’s resistance against virus and bacteria related illness and infection.
  • It is used in the treatment of Malaria, Yellow Fever.
  • It is very effective to counter Opium addiction.
  • It is used to treat liver related problems such as Hepatitis.
  • It Improve sexual function in men and also combat infertility in women.

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Health Benefits Of St. John’s Wort

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Health benefits of this amazing herb include its anti-depressant qualities, skin care, and many more.

Anti-depressant Qualities

Perhaps the most well-known effect of St. John’s wort is its anti-depressant nature. It has been widely used to relieve symptoms of depression for generations and is now a popular natural solution that doctors and psychiatrists often prescribe to their patients. It contains a rare combination of antidepressant chemicals that inhibit or delay the reuptake of certain neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

Relieves Anxiety

The health benefits of St. John’s wort extend beyond depression, as they help people suffering from anxiety and mood swings as well. By helping to regulate the hormonal balance in the body, St. John’s wort is able to get the metabolism and internal clock back in line, providing help for sleeplessness, irritability, and chronic fatigue. Eliminating chronic stress hormones from the body can also improve overall health and cognitive function, as excess stress hormones can affect various organs.

Reduces Mood Swings

There are two distinct periods of feminine sexual health that can be challenging in terms of mood swings: pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause. St. John’s wort is widely recommended for women in both these periods, as its chemical constituents have been shown to reduce mood swings and anxiety in menopausal women. Moreover, they reduce the severity of cramping and pre-menstrual irritation and depression.

Eases Withdrawal Symptoms

Early indications show that the use of St. John’s wort can be very helpful in easing cravings and withdrawal symptoms after quitting cigarettes, alcohol or other addictive substances. This could prove very useful, as recovery from addiction is challenging. However, additional research on this particular benefit is still ongoing.

Antiviral Agent

New research has recently come to light saying that St. John’s wort has certain antiviral capabilities, which reduce the risk of AIDS, hepatitis, and other serious viral conditions. The only problem with this is that very high doses of it are required for this sort of antiviral effect, which would also cause a range of unpleasant side effects.

Restores Hormonal Balance

As we already know about the antidepressant effects of St. John’s wort, the active ingredients also have strong effects on hormone regulation in the body. Hypothyroidism is one of the most common thyroid disorders and this herb has been shown to reduce its symptoms and help the thyroid gland release normal levels of hormones again.

Anti-inflammatory Agent

The soothing nature of St. John’s wort and the rich concentration of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds make it perfect for easing the pain of arthritis, gout, joint discomfort, and muscle ache. Just as it helps to ease inflammation on the skin and in the gut, St. John’s wort also lowers inflammation in the cardiovascular system, thereby helping lower blood pressure and decrease stress on the heart.

Skin Care

If you use St. John’s wort for topical application in the form of a salve or tincture, it can speed the healing process of burns, bruises, and scrapes by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to damaged skin cells.

Reduces Pregnancy Pains

During pregnancy, hemorrhoids and other stretched out areas of the body can become very painful. Although it is not recommended to take oral supplements throughout the pregnancy, topical application of St. John’s wort salves and paste are highly recommended for women suffering from these pregnancy-related conditions.

Prevents Cancer

Cancer research has recently begun putting more faith in the role that St. John’s wort could play. Laboratory research has also shown a definite correlation between the prevention and treatment of leukemia with consistent use of St. John’s wort.

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BENEFITS OF ASHWAGANDHA

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Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, has a wide range of health benefits, which include its ability to fight cancer and diabetes, reduce inflammation, and prevent arthritis, asthma, hypertension, stress, and rheumatism. Furthermore, it boosts the supply of antioxidants and regulates the immune system. It also has antibacterial and anticonvulsant properties. What’s more? Ashwagandha is also useful for men as a remedy for infertility and erectile dysfunction.

Ashwagandha has had a great significance in Oriental medical schools of thought, especially in the ancient Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, for many centuries. It had also been used by Native Americans and Africans in an effort to keep away several types of infections. You will be surprised to know that this herb has been so popular for ages that extensive scriptures describing the Ashwagandha plant and its medicinal properties have been mentioned in both traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Incredible, isn’t it?

So why has this herb been so popular and why is everyone talking about it? Let us look into its benefits.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Health Benefits of Ashwagandha
    • Controls Cholesterol Levels
    • Treats Erectile Dysfunction
    • Increases Fertility in Men
    • Reduces Anxiety
    • Relieves Stress
    • Fights Diabetes
    • Treats Cancer
    • Stimulates the Thyroid Gland
    • Boosts Immunity
    • Increases Blood Production
    • Prevents Seizures
    • Aids in Muscle Growth
    • Reduces Ocular Diseases
    • Anti-inflammatory Properties
    • Antibacterial Properties

Health Benefits Of Ashwagandha

Regular consumption of Ashwagandha can result in various health benefits; some of which are listed below:

Controls Cholesterol Levels

Ashwagandha, with its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, is good for cardiovascular problems. It strengthens the heart muscles and can also control cholesterol. A study at the University of Arizona indicated that it possesses hypolipidemic properties that help in bringing down blood cholesterol levels.

Treats Erectile Dysfunction

Suffering from erectile dysfunction? Ashwagandha is there for your help. This herb is good for enhancing the libido in men and is also recommended as a medicine for erectile dysfunction (ED). However, it should be used for ED only under the recommendation of a professional medical practitioner.

Increases Fertility in Men

In addition to increasing libido, Ashwagandha also helps in improving the semen quality. A recent scientific study indicated that Ashwagandha plays an important role as an aphrodisiac as well as a way to improve semen quality by increasing the sperm count and sperm mobility. This has been the reason why, for many centuries, people have been using it as a medication to please their partner in bed.

Reduces Anxiety

Ashwagandha helps in reducing anxiety. In India, Ashwagandha has been traditionally used in Ayurveda to improve both physical and mental health. The effects of this medicine, particularly on depression, were studied at the Institute of Medical Sciences at Banaras Hindu University, India. The study supported the benefits of Ashwagandha in relation to anxiety and depression.

Relieves Stress

Our modern lifestyle results in an increase in stress which most of us are unable to tackle. Ashwagandha is believed to possess anti-stress properties. Traditionally, it had been administered to induce a soothing and calming effect on a person. The active ingredient responsible for this activity is still unknown, but various anti-stress properties have been observed in research experiments.

Fights Diabetes

Ashwagandha has long been used as a remedy for diabetes in Ayurvedic medicine. Research on the use of Ashwagandha in the treatment of diabetes indicated positive results. Experiments showed that blood sugarlevels during fasting and post-lunch period decreased significantly when Ashwagandha was consumed for a period of four weeks.

Treats Cancer

A research study has termed ashwagandha an emerging and novel alternative in the field of oncology, in association with radiation therapy and chemotherapy, because of its cancer-killing properties. It is also of interest because it is known to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy without interfering with the tumor cell-killing activity.

Stimulates the Thyroid Gland

In cases of hypothyroidism, Ashwagandha can be used to stimulate the thyroid gland. A study on Ashwagandha’s effects on the thyroid gland revealed that the root extract if given on a daily basis, would increase the secretion of thyroid hormones.

Boosts Immunity

Research studies have shown that the consumption of Ashwagandha led to significant modulation of immune system reactivity and prevented myelosuppression in mice induced by immunosuppressive drugs. It was also observed that Ashwagandha increased the red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelets count.

Increases Blood Production

Hematopoiesis is the process of producing new blood. According to research, Ashwagandha possesses hematopoietic properties. The study showed that red blood cell and white blood cell counts increased significantly in rats which were administered with Ashwagandha. This could mean a positive effect on human red blood cells as well, thereby helping to prevent conditions like anemia.

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Prevents Seizures

Ashwagandha has been a widely used remedy for seizures and convulsions in Ayurvedic medicine. Another study on also showed the presence of anticonvulsant properties in this wonderful plant.

Aids in Muscle Growth

Ashwagandha has been found to be useful in improving the muscular strength of the lower limbs and helping recover weakness. It also has a positive impact on neuro-muscular coordination.

Reduces Ocular Diseases

Research conducted by Thiagarajan et al. has shown that the antioxidant and cytoprotective properties of Ashwagandha are ideal for fighting cataract diseases.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

Ashwagandha has been found to be effective in dealing with a variety of rheumatologic problems. The herb is known to act as a cyclooxygenase inhibitor that decreases inflammation and pain. A research conducted at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractors suggests that Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory properties that come from the alkaloids, saponins, and steroidal lactones found within it.

Antibacterial Properties

According to Ayurvedic medical texts, Ashwagandha is effective in controlling bacterial infections in humans. A study conducted at the Centre for Biotechnology at the University of Allahabad in India showed that Ashwagandha possesses antibacterial properties. It also concluded that Ashwagandha was effective in urinogenital, gastrointestinal, and respiratory tract infections when consumed orally.

What is Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng)?

Ashwagandha belongs to the Solanaceae family and its scientific name is Withania somnifera. It is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. In Sanskrit, it is known as Ashwagandha, which means the odor of a horse. It is named so because of the odor of horse sweat that the roots seem to emanate. The plant originated in India and it grows best in dry regions. It is a robust plant that can survive in very high and low temperatures too, ranging from 40°C to as low as 10°C. Ashwagandha grows from sea level to an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level.

The use of Ashwagandha for so many centuries has aroused the curiosity of modern medical science, leading to an interest in investigating the medicinal properties of the plant. Preliminary studies on Ashwagandha indicated the presence of potential therapeutic abilities and it also showed no associated toxicity to the chemical constituents of the plant.

Scientific research on the plant indicates that it has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidizing, anti-stress, sleep-inducing, and drug withdrawal properties. Many formulations that are made from Ashwagandha improve the musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis and rheumatism. It also acts as a tonic that boosts energy and improves overall health and longevity.

Recent research on Ashwagandha conducted at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan reported that the leaves of Ashwagandha can selectively inhibit cancer cells.

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WHEAT GRASS value and benefits

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WHEATGRASS IS intense. And so is this list of fifty reasons to value this powerful living green powder straight into your blood stream.

Wheatgrass is highly recommended for good overall health.  Take a gander at these tips – of our green powders.

50 REASONS TO DRINK WHEATGRASS EVERYDAY

1. Wheatgrass  is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available today. However, to get the full benefit, the chlorophyll must come fresh from a living plant. It must be raised organically on unadulterated land and never heated.

2. Wheatgrass is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

3. Wheatgrass  contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder. The chlorophyll molecules closely resemble that of the hemin molecule, the pigment which combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as it’s central atom, and the hemin molecule contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects.

4.Chlorophyll contains enzymes and super- oxide dismutase, a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells. This enzyme decomposes superoxide radicals in the body into a more manageable form, thereby helping to slow down the aging process.

5. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other food element.

6. Wheatgrass contains crude chlorophyll (as opposed to pure) and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without side effects. In addition, scientists have never found wheatgrass to be toxic in any amount when given to either animals or humans.

7. Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.

8. Chlorophyll is antibacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a natural healer. The United States Army exposed guinea pigs to lethal doses of radiation. The guinea pigs fed chlorophyll-rich vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli had half the mortality rate as those fed a non-chlorophyll diet.

9. Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 115 minerals from the soil.

10. Chlorophyll has the ability to get into the tissue, where it can actually refine and renew them.

11. The bland soothing effect of chlorophyll (wheatgrass)  are very beneficial to the treatment of various skin diseases involving the outer and underlying layers of the skin, including: itching and burning of the rectum; ivy poisoning; weeping and dry eczema and even in conditions caused by insect bites or infection.

12. Doctors R. Redpath and J. C. Davis found chlorophyll packs inserted into the sinuses had a drying effect, clearing up congestion, and giving immediate relief. Congested head colds were cleared up within 24 hours.

13. Chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.

14. Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.

15. Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.

16. Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.

17. In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, to cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.

18. Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll “concentrated sun power.” He said, “chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs.”

19. Wheatgrass can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.

20. Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. This is beneficial because the brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly- oxygenated environment.

21. It is a nutritionally complete food which will sustain the growth and development of laboratory animals and humans alike. Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive practically indefinitely.

22. Wheatgrass is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice? and other fruits and vegetables.

23. The starch of the wheat berry is stored energy which when converted to simpler sugars is a quick energy source. It is especially good for athletes because it is taken in water it  is assimilated in 20 minutes or less, and uses very little of the body’s energy to extract the nutrients…

24. Because 1 ounce equals 2 pounds of produce nutritionally, it naturally shuts off the appestat in the brain.

25. Wheatgrass contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, including the thirteen essential ones, combined with dozens of trace elements and enzymes.

26. Wheatgrass  is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

27. Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)

28. Wheatgrass has been shown to relieve acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet, of course, must be improved at the same time.

29. Wheatgrass acts as a detergent in the body and can be used as a body deodorant.

30. A small amount of wheatgrass in the human diet helps prevent tooth decay.

31. Wheatgrass  held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.

32. Gargle wheatgrass for a sore throat.

33. Wheatgrass for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.

34. Wheatgrass helps to keep the hair from graying.

35. Pyorrhea of the mouth: lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheatgrass, spitting out the pulp.

36. Wheatgrass improves the digestion.

37. Wheatgrass is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.

38. Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls. The enema also heals and cleanse the internal organs.

39. Wheatgrass relieves arthritis pain.

40. For minor eye irritation apply wheatgrass mixed with half pure water in an eye cup for 15 – 30 seconds.

41. Massage 6 ounces into the scalp and cover with shower cap for 15 minutes to help eliminate dandruff.

42. Wheatgrass can be used as a douche for many feminine complications.

43. Wheatgrass is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open because it is high in magnesium.

44. Wheatgrass reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.

45. Wheatgrass can remove heavy metals from the body.

46. Wheatgrass is great for blood disorders of all kinds.

47. Another benefit of wheatgrass is healing to the liver.

48. Wheatgrass is cut before the grain forms.

49. Dr. Earp Thomas said, “Wheat is the king of all grain foods”. Used in wash water it adds softness to the face and hands. In the bath, it is most soothing. It stops bleeding, eases itching, and helps sores and pimples to heal. Dr. Thomas further discovered that fruits and vegetables contaminated by sprays were thoroughly cleaned and the negative food transformed by wash water with a wisp of wheatgrass placed in the water.

50. And finally – by taking wheatgrass, one may feel an increase in strength and endurance, renewed health and spirituality, and experience an overall sense of well-being.

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BACOPA MONIERRI BENEFIT AND VALUE

Bacopa (Brahmi) is a potent antioxidant and has a protective effect on cells.

Bacopa is a component of “Protandim” an antioxidant supplement tested in healthy human subjects.

Bacopa enhances the defense against ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) generated damage in diabetic rats.

Bacopa is said to have a significant superoxide radical scavenging activity.

Bacopa has a dose dependent free radical scavenging capacity and protective effect on DNA damage.

Bacopa was able to eradicate the oxidative stress and prevent the tissue damage in aluminium exposed mice.

Bacopa had a significant protective effect on H2O2 induced DNA damage in human fibroblasts.

Mechanism:

Bacopa’s antioxidant activity has been shown to be via metal chelation at the initiation level and also as a lipid peroxidation chain action breaker.

2) Bacopa is an Anti-Inflammatory

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In test tubes, alcoholic extracts of Bacopa are effective in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Bacopa (Betulinic acid) suppressed lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced IL-6 production in blood mononuclear cells both in the lab and within organisms.

Mechanism:

Bacopa inhibits COX (Cyclooxygenase) and LOX (Lipoxygenase) and decreases TNF-α (Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha).

Bacopa inhibits inflammation through modulation of pro-inflammatory mediator release.

3) Bacopa Reduces Stress/Anxiety

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Bacopa reduces cortisol and stress in healthy humans.

Bacopa reduced retrograde amnesia produced by immobilization induced stress in healthy humans.

Bacopa is a component of “Perment”, a herbal formulation which is effective for stress and  depression in humans.

Bacopa is an effective anti-stress agent against acute and chronic stress in rats.

Bacopa extracts can be used as a potent therapeutic agent in treating mixed anxiety-depressive disorder (MAD) in mice.

Bacopa normalized stress induced alteration in blood corticosterone and levels of monoamines like noradrenaline (NA), Serotonin (5-HT) and Dopamine in rat brains.

Bacopa showed antidepressant activity when tested on forced swimming and tail suspension in mice.

4) Bacopa Enhances Memory

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Bacopa is traditionally used for enhancing learning and memory.

Bacopa extract had positive effects on learning and memory following 12 weeks administration.

Another study showed memory enhancing effects following 4 weeks.

An Australian survey showed Bacopa to be one of the most popular aid for memory among 60-64 year old consumers.

Bacopa improved memory free recall in human subjects with dementia or significant cognitive impairment.

Bacopa showed a significant effect on retention of new information and also decreased the rate of forgetting newly acquired information in humans.

Bacopa significantly improved memory acquisition and retention in healthy older people.

Bacopa has memory- and learning-enhancing effects on long-term dosing in patients with anxiety neurosis.

Bacopa leaf extract significantly enhanced the learning and retention of memory in postnatal rats.

Bacopa was effective against the scopolamine-induced impairment of spatial memory in mice.

Bacopa reversed diazepam-induced amnesia in mice.

Bacopa reduced the effect of L-NNA induced amnesia in mice.

Mechanism:

The antiamnesic (deficit in memory) effects of Bacopa suggest likely a GABA pathway.

5) Bacopa May Prevent Heart Disease

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Bacopa (as a component of Protandim) decreases abnormal growth of normal cells (hyperplasia) in human sephanous veins which are widely used for bypass grafts.

Bacopa extract was able to dissolve clots in experimental organisms, hence could be a promising “thrombolytic agent”.

Alcoholic extract of Bacopa reduced cholesterol in high cholesterol diet induced rats.

Bacopa is a component of a herbal formulation (DHC-1) which had a protective effect against damaged heart in rats.

Bacopa protects the rat heart against ischaemia-reperfusion injury and reduced blood pressure in rats.

Bacopa (Brahmi) could be an effective antihypertensive and vasodilator in various artery types.

Bacopa may provide protection on various biochemical changes and aortic pathology in rats with high cholesterol.

Mechanism:

Blood pressure reducing activity is partly via releasing Nitric Oxide from the endothelium.

6) Bacopa Protects the Brain

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Bacopa is known as an effective “brain food” as it nourishes the brain and improves intelligence and memory.

An oil prepared with Bacopa is used for habitual headaches in humans.

Bacopa inhibits acetylcholinesterase and activates choline acetyltransferase, which increases acetylcholine.

Bacopa also increases blood flow to the brain in humans and rats.

Bacopa (Bacosides) is effective against age related chronic neuroinflammation in the rat brain.

Bacopa (Bacosides) significantly reduced age dependant elevation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, iNOS protein expression, total nitrite and lipofuscin content in aged rat brain cortex.

Constituents present in Bacopa extract had neuronal dendritic growth stimulating properties in adult rats.

Bacopa protected neurons from beta-amyloid induced cell death in primary cortical cultures.

Bacopa was effective in reversing the aluminium mediated oxidative damage in the cerebellum of aged rats.

Bacopa has a protective effect on methylmercury-induced oxidative stress in cerebellum of rats.

Bacopa (Bacosides) aids in repair of damaged neurons.

Bacopa exerts a protective effect against DNA damage in astrocytes (a star shaped glial cell of the CNS).

Mechanism:

Bacopa enhanced protein kinase activity and increased  protein in the hippocampus of humans.

7-9) Bacopa May Help Neurodegenerative Conditions: Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Bacopa is said to be a promising anti-Huntington neuroprotective agent.

Bacopa is a potential anti-Parkinsonian agent (reduces alpha synuclein aggregation, prevents dopaminergic neurodegeneration and restores the lipid content in nematodes).

Bacopa can protect cells through modulating cellular redox pathways which are altered in Parkinsons Disease (PD).

Alcoholic extract of Bacopa might be helpful in reducing 6-OHDA (6-HydroxyDopamine) induced lesioning in Parkinsonian rat models.

Bacopa is a potential cognitive enhancer and neuroprotectant against Alzheimer’s disease animal model.

Bacopa extract reduces beta-amyloid deposits in the brain of an Alzheimer’s disease animal model.

10-11) Bacopa Improves ADHD and Dyslexia

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Bacopa as part of a compound herbal preparation is effective in improving attention, cognition and impulse control in children with ADHD.

Standardized extract of Bacopa was found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of ADHD and was well-tolerated by the children.

Bacopa is effective in the management of Dyslexia (reading disorder) in children.

12) Bacopa May Help Cognitive Decline in Schizophrenia

Bacopa (Brahmi) might be a novel therapeutic agent for the cognitive deficit treatment for schizophrenia in rat models.

Mechanism:

Bacopa has the ability to reduce Nitric Oxide-induced cellular alterations in neurological disorders.

Bacopa enhances kinase activity, neuronal sythesis, restoration of synaptic activity and nerve impulse transmission.

13) Bacopa For Bronchitis/Asthma

A hot soft moist mass of Bacopa is applied for Bronchitis and chest ailments in children.

14) Bacopa Balances The Immune System

Bacopa (BacoMind) protects human lymphocytes against various agents which damage DNA.

Bacopa diet stimulated more secretion of IgA and IgG in the blood of rats compared to Echinacea or Ashwagandha.

Bacopa slightly suppressed splenocyte proliferation and decreased T-Lymphocyte proliferation in rats.

Bacopa is effective in managing diseases involving chronic brain inflammation driven by the innate immune system.

Bacopa is used to treat enlargement of spleen.

Bacopa (Brahmi) reversed the age-related increase in lipid peroxidation in the spleen cells of both early-middle-aged and old rats.

15) Bacopa is an Anti-Diabetic

In India, some tribes (Orissa region) use the decoction of aerial parts for the treatment of Diabetes.

Bacopa (Bacosine) had insulin like activity (lowered blood glucose) in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.

Bacopa (Bacosine) reversed the weight loss in diabetic rats, returning the values to near normal.

Bacopa (Bacosine) increased glycogen content in the liver of diabetic rats and glucose utilization in the diaphragm of diabetic rats.

16) Bacopa is Antimicrobial

Alcoholic extract of Bacopa had antifungal activity against Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger (black mold).

Bacopa is used to treat Tuberculosis and Syphilis.

Bacopa showed antimicrobial activity against Vibrio cholera.

Bacopa showed anti-Helicobacter pylori (a bacterium associated with chronic gastric ulcers) activity.

Alcoholic leaf extract of Bacopa exhibited antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia and E.coli.

Alcoholic (diethyl ether) extract of Bacopa had maximum inhibitory effect against Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus vulgaris.

Bacopa has a broad spectrum antibacterial activity against other bacteria like Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella typhi and Proteus vulgaris.

Bacopa leaf extract along with Azadirachta seeds showed antibacterial activity against Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi, the causative organism of Typhoid fever.

Bacopa plant extract is taken to treat gonorrhoea.

17) Bacopa May Help Prevent Cancer

Oral administration of alcoholic extract of Bacopa slowed the development of solid tumors.

Alcoholic extract of Bacopa induced cell death by apoptosis in mice cancer cell lines.

Alcoholic extract of Bacopa (dammarane triterpene saponins) showed antitumor activity in human breast cancer cell lines.

Bacopa may be a possible chemoprotective agent against colon cancer.

Bacopa (Bacoside A) is effective in preventing N-nitrosodiethylamine (DEN) induced liver cancer and may play a role in preventing this cancer.

Bacopa can protect the human brain cancer (neuroblastoma) cells against H2O2 and acrolein.

Water extract of Bacopa was able to induce apoptosis in mouse breast cancer cells (R) and in Walker cancer cell lines.

Alcoholic extract of Bacopa whole plant was active against human breast cancer cell lines.

Bacopa extract helped prevent cancer in a mouse model of skin cancer.

Bacopa (Stigmasterol) had a protective effect against Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma in mice.

Alcoholic extract of Bacopa has anti-tumor activity against Daltons Lymphoma Ascites (DLA).

Bacopa extract promotes the antioxidant status, reduces the rate of lipid peroxidation and the markers of tumor progression in the fibrosarcomabearing rats.

Bacopa inhibited the proliferation of cells in human carcinoma of larynx.

Mechanism:

Bacopa may be effective against DLA due to its radiomimetic, nucleotoxic and cytotoxic effect. It also inhibits cell division.

Studies also suggest Bacopa’s ability to prevent cancer is by preventing DNA replication of cancer cell lines.

Bacopa (cucurbitacins) has anti-tumerogenic activity by inducing cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase and formation of multiplied cells.

18) Bacopa Promotes Longevity

Bacopa prevents the formation of malondialdehyde and lipofuscin, which are the indicators of aging.

The imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants during aging can be minimized by Bacopa.

Bacopa promoted longevity in worms.

19) Bacopa Helps Protect the Gut

A juice of leaves of Bacopa is given to children for relief from diarrhea.

Bacopa is effective in treating patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Bacopa showed significant anti-ulcer and ulcer-healing activities in normal and Type-2 diabetic rats.

Fresh juice of Bacopa was earlier reported to have anti-ulcer properties.

Bacopa is effective in treating constipation and stomach disorders.

Mechanism:

Bacopa extract may protect the gut due to its predominant effect on mucosal defensive factors.

20) Bacopa has an Antifatigue effect

Bacopa extract (Bacoside) improves various impairments associated with physical fatigue in rats.

21) Bacopa is a Mild Sedative

Bacopa has a mild sedative property.

Bacopa plant has been studied for its sedative effect in dogs and frogs.

22) Bacopa Protects the Liver

Bacopa protects liver against Tylenol induced liver damage in rats and increased the activity of the antioxidants catalase and glutathione in in this model of liver damage.

It significantly inhibited Alkaline Phosphatase (marker of liver damage) and bilirubin levels in rats.

Alcoholic extract of Bacopa also exerted a liver protective effect against morphine, Nitrobenzene, N-Nitrosodiethylamine and “ferrous sulphate cumen hydroperoxide” induced liver injury in rats.

23) Bacopa May Help Muscles

Bacopa (Ecdysterone) has an muscle growth promoting effect on mice, rats, and pigs.

Bacopa extract prevented smooth muscle spasms in rabbits and guinea pigs by inhibiting calcium influx (via both voltage and receptor operated calcium channels of the cell membrane).

24) Bacopa Promotes Hair Growth

Bacopa (leaves) is a component of a Herbal oil which showed excellent hair growth activity.

Bacopa (as a component of a herbal formulation) also significantly decreased hair loss in animals.

Alcoholic extracts of Bacopa, Emblica officinalis and Cyperus rotundus are useful in treating “Indralupta” (hair loss) in rats.

Mechanism:

Bacopa promotes hair growth by an enlargement of follicular size and prolongation of the anagen phase.

25) Bacopa Relieves Pain and Fever

Bacopa is also an effective anti-pain agent in mice and rats and also reduces fever.

Whole plant of Bacopa (50-100 grams) boiled in coconut oil and applied on the knees relieves from pain on the knees.

26-28) Bacopa Helps With Histamine Intolerance, Respiratory Problems and Allergies

Bacopa is an effective mast cell stabilizer, which can be useful for histamine intolerance and allergic conditions.

Bacopa is traditionally used to treat Asthma.

Bacopa produced significant inhibition of carbachol-induced lung constriction in rats.

Mechanism:

Bacopa possess broncho-vasodilatory activity, which is attributed mainly to inhibition of calcium ions.

Bronchodilatory property shown by Bacopa extract is reflected by a reduction in exhaling pressure.

29) Bacopa Protects Against Cigarette Smoke Damage

Bacopa (Bacoside A) has a protective effect against chronic smoking induced toxicity and can protect the brain from the toxic effects of cigarette smoking in rats.

Bacopa extract upgrades various impairments associated with neuronal and physiological changes in rats exposed to smoke from fireworks.

30) Bacopa Protects the Kidney and is a Diuretic

Bacopa is used as a diuretic (increases urine flow).

Bacopa extract exerted protection against morphine induced kidney toxicity in rats.

31) Bacopa is Good For Skin Health

Bacopa (Brahmi) is traditionally used in the treatment of blisters, itching and skin diseases.

Bacopa (Bacoside A) was found to enhance wound healing of the skin in rats.

Bacopa is used to treat Leprosy and eczema.

Bacopa is also used to treat ringworm (skin infection caused by a fungus).

The wound healing activity of Bacopa (Bacoside A) was more effective in various wound models compared to the standard skin ointment Nitrofurazone (in rats).

32) Bacopa may Reduce Morphine Dependence

Bacopa (Bacoside) has potential benefits in the treatment of Morphine Dependence in mice.

Bacopa extract may be useful in reducing the withdrawal symptoms induced by morphine in guinea pigs.

33) Bacopa Increases Thyroid Hormones

Bacopa increased Thyroid hormone (T4) levels in male mice with Hypothyroidism.

34-35) Bacopa Reduces Age-related Problems in Women

Bacopa extract reduced insomnia (habitual sleeplessness/inability to sleep) in postmenopausal women.

Bacopa may reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in postmenopausal women.

Bacopa significantly reduced Blood pressure and may help in reducing the risk of Cardiovascular Disease in post menopausal women.

The fresh whole plant of Bacopa is crushed and juice is taken along with cows milk for treating irregular menstrual cycles.

36) Bacopa is Effective for Snake Bite

Fresh root decotion of Bacopa has traditionally been used as an antidote for snake-bites and scorpion stings.

Bacopa powder (except the root portion) about 1 teaspoonful is given (with warm goat milk or black tea) as an antidote for snake bite about 30 ml infusion is administered orally as antidote for Cobra bite.

37) Bacopa Prevents Convulsions and Epilepsy

Bacopa is a component of “Mentat” syrup which is used to treat children with febrile convulsions.

Bacopa is the most preferred plant for the treatment of epilepsy by some tribes in the sub-himalayan region in India

Bacopa as part of a combination ayurvedic herbal (Brahmighritham+ ghee) is effective for the control of epilepsy in male rats.

Bacopa had a protective effect on cognitive damage that occurs with pilocarpine-induced epilepsy in rats and reversed the depressive behavior pattern associated with pilocarpine.

Bacopa (Bacoside-A) treatment prevents the occurrence of seizures and reversed epilepsy associated changes in rats.

Bacopa had a potential protective effect on cognitive deficit associated with PHT (Phenytoin) therapy in mice.

Bacopa Synergies

Bacopa (Brahmi) and deprenyl together can protect the nervous system .

Bacopa in combination with Gingko biloba extract has shown improved anti-cholinesterase and anti dementia activities in scopolamine induced amnestic mice.

Extract of Bacopa and rosemary is more neuroprotective than each of the extracts individually.

Curcumin and Bacopa combined showed additive effects on antioxidant activity with a trend toward synergistic effects.

Bacopa was found to be safe and well tolerated by normal healthy male human volunteers in single dose (20-300 mg) and multiple doses (100 and 200 mg).

No-observed adverse effect level of 500 mg/kg body weight was established in rats.

Bacopa administration might cause a mild stomach upset.

Active Chemical Constituents

Steroidal saponins and Bacosides A and B are the active chemical constituents responsible for improving both learning and memory.

Other constituents include Bacopasaponins D, E and F as well as alkaloids, flavonoids, phytosterols and steroids.

Molecular Targets

Neuroprotective activity

  • Increases enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase-2 (TPH2).
  • Increases Serotonin Transporter (SERT).
  • Increases Superoxide Dismutase (SOD).
  • Increases Catalase and Glutathione peroxidase.

Anti-Oxidant activity

  • Increases Superoxide Dismutase (SOD).
  • Increases Catalase (CAT).
  • Increases Glutathione peroxidase (GPx).
  • Increases Glutathione (GSH).

Anti-cancer activity

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Tongkat Ali Nature's Most Potent Aphrodisiac and hormone balancer, Testosterone Booster. "How is that possible?" you asked. Isn't low sex drive, a weak erection, and a non-fanfare orgasm part and parcel of aging? Something that is usual and inevitable as we grow older? Testosterone is the main male hormone in us that maintains muscle mass and strength, fat distribution, bone mass, sperm production, sex drive and potency. In short, testosterone is what makes a Man a Man. Estrogen and testosterone work together in both men and women. However the amounts vary from person to person. Women need testosterone to balance the estrogen properly. 

          We reach our peak sexual capacity in our late teens. And from there on, its a downhill process. As we turn 30, the effects of decreasing testosterone become pronounced. A gradual decrease in sexual responsiveness occurs. It will take longer for us to achieve full erection and direct and intense genital stimulation to maintain an erection. Orgasms and the feeling of ejaculatory inevitability become less intense. Semen volume decreases, which means less orgasmic pleasure. Our penis becomes softer faster after sex and it takes longer to regain another erection if at all. And the worst of the bunch, we lose interest in sex (low libido). Ouch! The above information is the average today. We don't have to be average.  If we have a good dose of real nutrition daily we will not be like the majority and we can be virile at any age.
          All of this happens at the same time that testosterone production and levels decrease. Testosterone production decreases with age due to a number of reasons: There is less luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary to stimulate the testicular production of testosterone. With age, there are either fewer or less responsive Leydig cells in the testicles to produce testosterone. There is also an increase in the concentration of a blood protein SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) that binds testosterone and reduces the activity of testosterone that does exist. There is less tissue production of DHT that is critically necessary to full male sexual function and bodily well being. And finally, the testosterone receptors in the cells are less sensitive to even the same levels of testosterone.
          You may never have to experience the effects of maturing if you ingest a good supply of nutrition daily. Tongkat Ali is one of the vital foods needed for Hormone Balance and strength through out the years.  As well as our  POWERFUL VEGE PROTEIN POWDER. THE ONLY REAL FOOD SUPPLEMENT ON THE MARKET TODAY. WHICH MEANS THE ONLY  SUPPLEMENT YOU CAN ABSORB AND USE. 

          The Dangers of Exogenous (external and synthetic) Testosterone Replacement Therapy. One of the most undesirable side effects of exogenous testosterone replacement therapy is the shrinkage of the male genitals, the penile and testes. The medical term for the condition is "testicular atrophy". With prolonged usage, your testicle will shrink to the size of a pea. As a matter of fact, the renown Mayo Clinic lists the following side effects with exogenous (external and synthetic) testosterone/estrogen replacement therapy: DANGEROUS

  1. Cause skin reactions
  2. Cause fluid retention
  3. Cause baldness, THINNING HAIR 
  4. disrupt menstrual cycle 
  5. disrupt hormone balance of estrogen versus testosterone.
  6. Cause or aggravate sleep apnea (brief, repeated cessation of breathing during sleep)
  7. Stimulate non cancerous (benign) growth of the prostate and cause or worsen urinary symptoms
  8. Stimulate growth of prostate cancer that's already present
  9. Enlarge breasts (Gynecomastia)
  10. Stimulate growth of breast cancer.
  11. Cause testicle shrinkage (Testicular atrophy)
  12. Limit sperm production (Infertility)
  13. Stimulate excess blood production (Polycythemia) 

         I'm sure you agree with me. Its not pretty. However the number of prescriptions of testosterone/estrogen replacement therapy has increased over the years. And the primary reason is I believe the lack of emphasis by doctors and pharmaceutical companies on the negative side effects of the treatment. As well as their lack of understanding the value of real nutrition. A Natural Herbal Supplement Balances Your Estrogen/Testosterone Level by Threefold ... Restoring it to Youthful Level ... with no Side Effects. Yes, you can enjoy the benefits of a HEALTHY HORMONAL SYSTEM  without all the ugly side effects of exogenous HORMONE  replacement. Using a rare herb found only in the lush virgin tropical rainforest of Indonesia called Eurycoma Longifolia Jack, you can easily Balance your hormone levels to youthful level and enjoy these benefits.

  • A high sex drive and libido for men and woman become more interested. 
  • prevent pain
  • Longer, harder and more spontaneous erection
  • Improve muscle mass and strength
  • A boost in energy and vitality
  • Increase bone mineral density
  • A sense of well being
  • Improve cognitive function

          Eurycoma Longifolia Jack is the scientific name of the herb. It is more commonly known as Tongkat Ali. It has also been called or Longjack or Pasak Bumi. For the sake of simplicity, I will use the name Tongkat Ali throughout. How Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia Jack) Works Naturally Within Your Body to Boost Your Testosterone to its Youthful Level. Let me briefly talk about Exogenous Testosterone/Estrogen Replacement Therapy. The term 'exogenous' means 'coming from external'. In other words, during such therapies, synthetic estrogen/ testosterone is introduced into your body. What happens next is your pituitary gland will signal to your Leydig cell and other estrogen/testosterone synthesizing cell to stop estrogen/testosterone production. The result: Penile shrinkage and testicular atrophy. For woman it shuts down all natural hormone production in the body. The mechanism of action of Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia Jack) is the complete opposite. First of all, it is not a synthetic estrogen/testosterone product. It can't be since its a natural herb. What it does instead is... it increases your body's own hormone levels natural to the body production by stimulating the secretion of Luteinzing Hormones (LH) which in turns stimulate the Leydig cells of your testicles or ovaries and all other glands to produce the right  Balance of hormones. 
          Tongkat Ali also raises your body's levels of free testosterone. A large proportion of the testosterone that circulates in your body is bound by a protein call SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin). Testosterone that is bound to SHBG is considered ineffective. Only free testosterone exerts the effects that are attributed to the hormone: one androgenic (masculinizing and sexualizing, both physiologically and mentally, and thus enhancing libido) and the other anabolic (building tissue, mainly muscle). 
There is no doubt that Tongkat Ali in sufficient dosage and concentration increases where needed and balances your Hormone levels .

          The best tongkat ali can work wonders on your sex life. There have been a number of scientific studies that have concluded that this herb can organically enhance the production of testosterone. Testosterone is a key hormone for men because it provides them with sexual energy, among other things. Because of this testosterone boost, bodybuilders have been benefitting.. A couple of years ago, the British Journal of Sports Medicine reported on a study that showed that men who took the herb showed a 5% increase in muscle mass in a brief five week period. The gain in muscle was because of an increase in testosterone. But there are additional benefits to an increase in testosterone. It involves sexual functioning. A lot of men who use tongkat ali say they are more sexually focused and energetic. As men mature, their testosterone levels diminish. Athleticism and sexuality decline. So taking the very best tongkat ali can actually reverse the aging process. As a result, this amazing herb is in high demand everywhere today. About the only downside to the tongkat herb is, It's costly because it's tough to grow anywhere else but in Indonesia. And the plant doesn't reach full maturation for a tremendously long time. Even though it's costly, people are still willing to purchase this herb--probably because it really works! 
          However, there are things you should be aware of when shopping for this powerful herb. Beware of tongkat ali that is impure and diluted. Or that isn't grown in Indonesia. In most cases you just don't know how good the product is. This is why it's crucial to buy only the best tongkat ali. It must be fully-ripened and from Indonesian. If it isn't, you probably won't feel the full effects, which would be a shame. 
          Tongkat ali is also used by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass and strength due to its purported effects on testosterone. 

What Is Tongkat Ali?

          Tongkat Ali is a natural testosterone booster that works in several ways to safely increase your bodies natural production of testosterone, this can have many positive results, such as; reversing the effects of Erectile Dysfunction while increasing your ability to burn body fat and increase muscle mass.          

How Tongkat Ali Works

          Tongkat Ali contains the effective ingredient Eurycoma Longifolia, this works by stimulating natural testosterone production and also blocking the negative feedback cycle that occurs when your testosterone level reaches its natural peak. As your natural peak is reached without Tongkat your body sends a signal to the pituitary gland and hypothalamus that initiates a decrease in testosterone production. The Eurycoma Longifolia from Tongkat Ali blocks this signal allowing your body to produce testosterone at a steadily increasing rate well above your natural level, this steady increase of free testosterone in the body has proven clinically to increase strength, increase muscle mass, reduce body fat and increase sex drive.

Independent Studies

          In 2003, Tongkat Ali was clinically tested against a placebo and came back with amazing results, the effects of Eurycoma Longifolia Jack are documented in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Article Number 007) The tests show a large increase in testosterone levels over a 12 week period of usage compared to those using the placebo. This results in the candidates that took the Tongkat Ali having a greater increase in fat free mass at the end of the trial.

 Other Tests on Tongkat Ali

Testosterone levels 4 weeks from finishing the first 8 week cycle. 
Testosterone levels 8 weeks into the second of 2 cycles. 
Reverse side of the results pages showing standard levels for all age ranges and gender. 

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