Natural Way to Reduce Cholesterol

Smileworld By Smileworld, 6th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2yrlp0s8/
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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:
* Anti-Inflammatory
* Antihypertensive
* Glucose Lowering
* Abundant Leaf Proteins / Peroxidase
* Nutritive / Antioxidative Properties
* Gynura procumbens Medical Toothpaste
* Anti-Ulcerogenic
* Anti-Diabetic
* 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

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Anti-Cholesterol Plant, Anti-Diabetic, Longevity Spinach, Sabongai, Wonder Plant

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author avatar Lee Hansen
6th Oct 2014 (#)

This is good news for those having these health issues.

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author avatar Smileworld
6th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks, Lee! This plant is so easy to be propagated. I have it in my garden, ready for use.

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author avatar snerfu
6th Oct 2014 (#)

Very good article about natural cures Smileworld, makes lovely reading.

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author avatar Smileworld
6th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks, snerfu! Most of us want natural cure these days.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
6th Oct 2014 (#)

Good to know that these are two different plants so people are not fooled. Thanks for this information on reducing cholesterol naturally with a plant.

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author avatar Smileworld
6th Oct 2014 (#)

I'm glad to share what I know. You're welcome, Mark! Thanks so much for moderating this article.

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author avatar kant123
6th Oct 2014 (#)

Smileworld, Thanks for sharing such a nice article, very useful information for diabetic and cholesterol patients.

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author avatar Smileworld
6th Oct 2014 (#)

You're welcome, kant123! Thanks for reading this article. I hope that this post can really help them.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you for the useful share, Smileworld. We need awareness of such magical and medicinal plants that can be grown free than rely on synthetic medicines with side effects - siva

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author avatar Smileworld
6th Oct 2014 (#)

I am happy to hear those words from you, Siva. Thanks so much!

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author avatar Retired
6th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting article, Smileworld. I am a keen follower of natural medicines. I do not use any pharmaceutical products other than occasionally taking pure aspirin, which helps prevent heart disease.

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author avatar Smileworld
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Wow! I'm honored to know a practitioner of natural medicine. I hope many would follow your foot steps, Mike.

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author avatar Retired
8th Oct 2014 (#)

There are growing numbers of people turning to natural/alternative medicines, Smileworld. I am fortunate enough to be living in a country with a tradition of natural medicines - and many remedies that are a bit strange but nonetheless effective.

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author avatar Smileworld
8th Oct 2014 (#)

I definitely agree with you, Mike. I myself is very interested in natural medicine, from herbal to non-traditional way, like Pranic Healing. I may write about it one of these days.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
7th Oct 2014 (#)

Smileworld. Thanks for sharing this article. It's funny that I'm reading this article today because I just went for my yearly blood tests this morning. I will find out the results in a few days. My results in the past have been good and I hope they continue to be good. Where would you find this plant?

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author avatar Smileworld
8th Oct 2014 (#)

In the Philippines, I can see this plant everywhere, particularly those selling potted and herbal plants; these are even sold on-line but most called it ashibata.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Smileworld, thank you for the info. I visit the garden centers in my area all the time and do not remember seeing this plant. I will have to make a point to see if it is in my area.

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author avatar Smileworld
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Sometimes, said plant is used as ornamental. If only you are near our house, I'm willing to share. I have it in my garden and I'm sharing it for free to all those who want it. I propagate it by cutting matured stem.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for including photos of both plants. It can be VERY confusing trying to find the right information. Your clarification helped a lot.

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author avatar Smileworld
9th Oct 2014 (#)

You're welcome, Phyl!

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author avatar n.c.radomes
9th Oct 2014 (#)

I am from Catbalogan, Samar and interested so much in this herbal plant because my wife is currently battling cholesterol and high blood pressure. I'll try to look around for this particular plant in our vicinity. Thanks for the info.

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author avatar Smileworld
9th Oct 2014 (#)

You can find this plant in many garden shop. But, some called it Ashibata.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
5th Nov 2014 (#)

Awesome post and one of a kind information on it, very nice tip to lower cholesterol!

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author avatar Smileworld
29th Nov 2014 (#)

Thanks so much for appreciating this post, Fern!

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