Natural Way to Reduce Cholesterol
High Cholesterol? High level of blood sugar? Are you looking for a natural treatment? Try the Ganura Procumbens. It is also known as the wonder plant, anti-cholesterol plant and longevity spinach. It is used as anti-hypertensive, glucose lowering, anti-inflammatory and source of proteins and peroxidase.
Sabungai, the wonder plant
One of my health problems is the rising cholesterol level. As a measure, I am careful with my diet and do some exercise, yet I still want some natural treatment. I wanted to avoid synthetic medicine as much as possible. Said health problem runs in my genes.
As I searched for natural treatment for hypertension and high blood sugar level, I have found Sabungai (Gynura Procumbens). Said plant is also known as Longevity Spinach, Anti-Cholesterol Spinach, Leaves of Gods.
This plant is widely recognized for its medicinal value. Research shows that it is an efficient regulator of blood sugar and protects the kidney and retinas from damage caused by high blood sugar. It also lowers blood cholesterol and triglycerides, lowers blood pressure, and has anti-inflammatory and antiviral activity.
The leaves of this plant can be eaten raw or can be used as vegetable. Most recommends 3-6 leaves to be eaten daily. I have this plant in my garden, and it grows fast. It likes moist soil always. It is easily propagated by cutting stems.
Please be aware, however, that there are many sellers of this plant who call it Ashitaba. Based on my research, the plant shown on the picture is Sabungai (gynura procumbens) and NOT Ashitaba and the two plants have different medicinal properties.
Sabungai is generally accepted as safe. There is no warning or evidence of interaction with drugs.
Health Benefits of Sabungai
Study shows that Sabungai contains the following properties and usage:
* Glucose Lowering
* Abundant Leaf Proteins / Peroxidase
* Nutritive / Antioxidative Properties
* Gynura procumbens Medical Toothpaste
* Toxicological Evaluation
Administration of a methanol extract of Gynura procumbens did not produce mortality or significant changes in various parameters in both acute and sub-chronic toxicity studies.
Be healthy and enjoy life!
Reference: Philippine Medicinal Plants, http://www.stuartxchange.com/Sabungai.html