Saturday, September 11, 2010
1. Moringa Oleifera
This species is one of the world’s most useful plants. Also known as Horsedish tree in English. Drunkstick in India, the Benzolive tree in Haiti, Marum in Thailand, Nebeday which means "Never Die” in Senegal. In East Africa it is appropriately knows as ” Mother’s Best Friend.”
Of all the product of the tree the leaves are used the most. It is full of nutrients, low un fats, and carbohydrates and rich in minerals, iron and vitamin B. it is used in traditional medicine for treatment of various diseases. Moringa leaves prevent 300 diseases. It has been dubbed by some as the ” Miracle tree”.
Scientific research has proven that these leaves are exceptionally high of nutritional value.
Gram for gram it contains.
- 7 times the vitamin C in orange
Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and fights infectious diseases including cold and flu.
- 4 times the Vitamin A in carrots.
Vitamin A acts as a shield against diseases of the eyes, skin and heart, diarrhea and many other ailments.
- 4 times the Calcium of milk.
Calcium helps strong bones and teeth prevent osteoporosis.
- 2 times the protein in milk.
The building blocks of our bodies are made if amino acids.
- 3 times the Iron in spinach.
Iron is essentials for helping transport oxygen from the lungs to the body’s cells.
An iron deficiency can lead to anemia, causing fatigue, decreased immunity.
Helps fuel brainpower.
- 3 times the potassium in bananas.
Helps muscles contract, keeps the nervous system working properly and acids in managing blood pressure.
studies have shown Moringa’s ability to remove hazardous material from water
Moringa is used as a tropical treatment for minor infections. Its antibiotic property is identified as Pterygospermin, a bacterial and fungicidal compound.
an extract has been shown to be effective in lowering blood sugar levels. It is believed to have a stabilizing effect in blood pressure and it used to treat anxiety.
able to kill intestinal worms.
believed to increase a woman’s milk production. Can do much preserve the mother’s health and pass on strength to the fetus or nursing child.
is recommended in case of gonorrhea.
2. Capsicum Frutescens
An excellent source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin A and B. Long used as a food spice and an aid to digestion and were once thought to aggravate stomach ulcers. Researchers indicated that capsicum could help prevent the formation of dangerous blood clots. Scientist have concluded that capsicum does posses Fibrinolytic activity, meaning that is able to break down blood clots.
Researchers have also discovered capsicum could help control some types of chronic pains. The active ingredient in capsicum is compound called “capsaicin” which is a cardiovascular stimulant. Capsaicin acts as a dramatic and long lasting anesthetic.
- BOOST IMMUNITY
- IMPROVES METABOLISM
- INCREASE APPETITE
- BENEFITS DIGESTION
- BLOOD DETOXIFICATION
- CIRCULATORY STIMULANT
- LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
- LOWER BLOOD SUGAR
- LOWER CHOLESTEROL
- relieves the pain of PEPTIC ULCER. ARTHRITIS, VARICOSE VEINS and MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
- relieves respiratory conditions such as ASTHMA, COUGH and COLDS
- Digestive aids to ease INTESTINAL INFLAMMATION
3. Corchorus Olitorius
Corchorus also known as Jutie leaves in Bangladeshi are being used as vegetables in Africa, Midlle East, Southeast Asia, Besides, it is also used as herbal medicine to control or prevent dysentery worm, constipation and others.
Japan has been the importing dry jute leaf from Africa and they are using as a substitute for coffee and tea, health-food and as anti-stress. It is rich in vitamins, carotinoids, calcium, potassium and dietary fibers. It contains anti- tumor promoters – Phytol and Monogalactosyl-diacylglycerol. It may reduce risk of cancer. Corchorus is a folk remedy for aches and pains, enteritis, fever, pectorial pains, dyspepsia. Used for cystitis, piles, ascites.
soothing agent, relieves irritation
increases vigor, liveliness and feeling of well being.
aids lactation or milk secretion in lactating mothers
aids in urination
4. Amaranthus Spinosus
The amaranths (also called pigweeds) comprise the genus amaranthus, widely distributed genus of short-lived herbs, occurring mostly in temperate and tropical regions. Amaranth greens. also called in Chinese spinach, hinn choy or yin tsoi. Chinese had been using this herb for centuries as remedy for profuse menstruation.
They are very good source of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin and folate, dietary fiber and dietary minerals including znic, copper and manganese. The powdered leaves yield tannin. some reducing sugar and resin, but no alkaloid.
- A good EXPECTORANT
- ANTIFEBRILE, an effective astringent especially DIARRHEA
- HEMOSTATIC, (astringent for stopping bloody stools and excessive menstruation)
- DIURETIC (aids in urination)
- it is an excellent wash for skin problem such as ACNE and ECZEMA to PSORIASIS and HIVES.
- Used as a DOUCHE for VAGINAL DISCHARGES
- As a MOUTHWASH for SORE MOUTH, GUMS, TEETH and THROAT
- as an ENEMA for COLON INFLAMMATION and RECTAL SORES
- locally, it has been reported that decoration of the root relieve one’s breathing from ACUTE BRONCHITIS.
5. Ipomoea Batatas
The Genus IPOMOEA, woth over 500 species, is the largest genus in the family convulvulaceae. The genus includes important food crops (sweet potato and water spinach). Ipomoea batatas (also known as CAIAPO) is the only plant with IODINE. High in calories and vitamin A.
- Lowers BLOOD SUGAR and CHOLESTEROL in patients with type 2 DIABETES.
- Helps in the formation of THYROID HORMONES that control development and growth.
- It may also a remedy for CONSTIPATION, STOMACH DISTRESS