A mineral & vitamin powerhouse that’s found in the nutrient rich waters of The Caribbean Sea. It is here to build up our immune systems by replenishing the human body of all its much needed nutrients to function properly. It has up to 92 of 102 minerals found within the human body.
DI-Iodothyronine (DIT), what T3 breaks down into, is found in abundance in brown sea moss and for this reason, it has been used as a treatment for thyroid disorders. Thyroxin (T4) and Tri-iodothyronine (T3) have been found as the main organically bound iodine compounds in several seaweeds.
Then, of course, there is the iodine, which is highly concentrated in sea moss and this is serious fuel for the thyroid. Selenium is also present in abundance and is a necessary factor in thyroid hormone production.
Sea moss is jam-packed full of potassium. The cells of the body cannot function without potassium, though strangely our bodies do not have a mechanism to conserve potassium. Adding high-potassium foods like sea moss to the diet can significantly improve behaviour and mental functioning (especially for ADD children!). High potassium foods are also very helpful for fibromyalgia, moodiness, agitation, depression and anxiety disorders. Irish moss is also an excellent source of a range of B vitamins, which are well known for supporting the nervous system and reducing stress. This food is like a warm cup of tea with good book by the fire for the nervous system.
Additional evidence indicates that sea moss has a neuroprotective effect, shielding the brain from the accumulation of a protein called α-synulein that is linked to neurodegeneration and the development of Parkinson's disease.
If all that wasn't enough, sea moss contains algin. This phytonutrient has therapeutic value as a heavy metal detoxifying agent – meaning it helps pull heavy metals out of the tissues of our bodies.
Sea moss has a mucilaginous consistency, meaning it can help act as a soothing and healing agent to all mucous membranes (great for external skin health and internal digestive tract health). Recent animal studies show that it has prebiotic effects as well, leading to an increased production of helpful short-chain fatty acids in the colon, a reduction of detrimental bacteria in the gut, and improvements in overall gut health and immunity.
Sea moss helps relieve and prevent symptoms of colds and flu – how perfect for the cold and flu season, but also for year-round immunity. Irish moss is a source of potassium chloride, a nutrient which helps to dissolve catarrhs (inflammation and phlegm in the mucous membranes), which cause congestion. It contains compounds which act as a natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to boost immunity and get rid of any infections. Hello natural cough syrup!
Cold, flu-like, and other coughy-mucousy conditions the moss helps with include:
In addition, Irish moss is rich in amino acids, Vitamin C and antioxidants, all of which help to boost the immune system, support immune health and prevent cellular damage and destruction. It also has anti-tumor properties.
Sea Moss is known for increasing libido and energy and promotes healthy sexual function- Due to the generous amount of zinc and other minerals that are vital for reproductive function and health, sea moss is great for anyone who desires an increased sex drive.
• The Natives have used Sour Sop for thousands of years for Food and Healing. •
“Soursop contains more than 200 chemical compounds in its pulp, leaves, and stems that contribute to its many health benefits,” explains nutritionist Tamar Samuels. “[It’s] particularly rich in alkaloids, phenols, and acetogenins.” The average soursop fruit is 66 calories and includes 1 gram of protein, 16.8 grams of carbohydrates, 3.3 grams of fiber, and is full of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, vitamin C, potassium, thiamine (or vitamin B1), and more. In the U.S., it’s available at most grocery stores—and you’re likely to find it in markets that have a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Looking for a new way to fight inflammation? Soursop can help with that. “[It’s] been found to decrease the expression of several inflammatory compounds, including tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-1beta protein expression. That’s an inflammatory protein known as a cytokine that communicates information between cells, FYI. Soursop gets is anti-inflammatory goodness from the alkaloids, phenols, and acetogenins it contains.
Soursop isn’t just a great way to help protect yourself against the common cold: It could also protect against parasites and viruses. “The flavonoids, steroids, and alkaloids found in soursop extract have been found to be effective against various types of bacteria, parasites, and viruses, including herpes simplex.
There’s evidence to suggest that Soursop fights cancer. “A recent systematic review found that soursop leaf extract exhibited anti-cancer effects against many cancer cell lines, and in animal studies, soursop extract decreased tumor size in various types of cancer,” says Samuels. “The acetogenins found in soursop have been found to inhibit cancer cell growth, decrease glucose and ATP availability to cancer cells, induce apoptosis, and support antioxidant production.”
The cerasee plant, scientifically known as Momordica Charantia, is native to Africa and the Middle East. However, it can now be found almost in all parts of the world. The yellow fruit which the plant produces, bitter melon or bitter guard.
Nutritionally, bitter leaf is one of the leafy vegetables that have been used to alleviate the problems of micronutrients, malnutrition as it is exceptionally rich in proteins, vitamins and mineral elements including iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper, folic acids and ascorbic acid.
Bitter leaf contains flavonoids which have powerful antioxidant effects in treating a variety of health issues such as a high fever. It works together with other elements such as andrographolide lactones, glucosides, diterpene which work together to treat and trim down fever and its symptoms.
It is said that a glass of bitter leaf juice is a strong herbal remedy which is said to treat malaria and fever.
Research has shown that consuming fresh bitter leaves or drinking tea will drastically reduce the amount of sugar in your blood and therefore help manage your blood pressure better as well as reducing the risk of diabetes.
Bitter lead also contains traces of potassium which is another good remedy for those suffering from high blood pressure. It works by flushing out the accumulation of salt which affects ones sodium levels and leads to high blood pressure.
Pneumonia is a lung inflammation disease caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs (double pneumonia ) or only one single pneumonia
However, the miraculous plant is powerful enough to combat this condition.
Scientifically, it has been proven that bitter leaf contains plant compounds which contribute to its bitter taste and play a pivotal role in moderating the blood sugar level and promoting normal insulin function.
This makes is an essential part of a diabetic diet and when used over a long period of time, can contribute towards management of the disease.
Another nutrient in bitter leaf, which is vitamins E serves as an antioxidant that fights against free radicals which have harmful effects on the body system.
Bitter leaf contains also anti-bacterial compound known as sesquiterpenoids that give the property of bitter taste.
Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine and it plays an important role in the metabolism of lipids, amino acids and glucose in the human body. Thiamine is an important dietary supplement occurring naturally in a bitter leaf that helps to oxidize fatty acids in other to produce the synthesis of lipids.
Bitter leaf is very effective in this chemical synthesis known as metabolism because it contains the mineral that plays the key role.
Studies have shown that bitter leaf boosts the chances of pregnancy among women who are finding it difficult to conceive. And this because the detoxification power of bitter leaf helps prevent the pollution of the antibodies that fight diseases, initiate tissue repair and regeneration.
A very powerful herb. It’s native to Northern Asia and Europe but it is also grown in the United States. The roots of the Burdock plant are very long and are either brown or nearly black on the outside. For centuries, burdock root has been used in holistic medicine as a diuretic or digestive aid.