Showing posts with label immune system. Show all posts
Showing posts with label immune system. Show all posts

Thursday, November 7, 2013

5 Best Benefits Of Wheatgrass Juice For Skin, Hair And Health

5 Best Benefits Of Wheatgrass Juice For Skin, Hair And Health (via Style Craze)
Image: Shutterstock If you are looking for an all in one natural supplement to reduce weight or get flawless skin and healthy hair, wheatgrass juice may be an ideal option for you. Scientifically known as Triticum aestivum, wheat grass was used by…

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

24 Best Benefits Of Spirulina For Skin, Hair And Health

24 Best Benefits Of Spirulina For Skin, Hair And Health (via Style Craze)
What is Spirulina? If you’re looking for a plant that can nourish your body by providing most of its protein requirements, can prevent allergies and reinforce your immune system, then spirulina is what you need. Spirulina is a natural algae (cyanobacteria…

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Magic Mushrooms - Fu Zheng Thearpy

Fu Zheng Therapy is a form of traditional Chinese herbalism that literally means “to restore normalcy and balance to the body.” It does not specifically treat any infection or disease state but helps rebuild the body’s resistance and innate strength so that it may more effectively contend with the manifestations of the disease. The following formula is based on herbs traditionally used in Fu Zheng Therapy.
·        Coriolus mycelium and fruiting body
·        Reishi mycelium and fruiting body (Ling zhi)
·        Cordyceps mycelium and fruiting body (Dong chong xia cao)
·        Flammulina mycelium and fruiting body
·        Astragalus root (Huang qi)
·        Eleutherococcus gracilistylus root bark (Wu jia pi)
·        Suma root

Therapeutic Functions
Supplements Qi, Blood, Ying, and Wei, strengthens Kidneys, Liver and Heart, supports the immune system during use of chemotherapy or radiation; used to improve one's overall constitution
Indications (Symptoms)
·        Supports recovery from long term illness, helps reduce occasional fatigue     from radiation or chemotherapy
·        Supports a healthy appetite, encouraging healthy growth and development
·        Supports immunity
·        Eases occasional insomnia, fatigue, nervous strain, and allergies
·        Promotes healing

Ingredient Details
The Coriolus versicolor or "Turkey Tail" mushroom

The Coriolus versicolor or "Turkey Tail" mushroom has been investigated in numerous laboratory, animal and human clinical studies. Most of these studies have demonstrated that it does appear to have significant antimicrobial, antiviral and antitumor properties when used as a supplement to chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The anti-cancer and immune stimulating properties of Coriolus versicolor have been attributed to two extracts from its cultured mycelium (thread-like extensions). These extracts are both protein-bound polysaccharides known as polysaccharide K (PSK) and polysaccharide-peptide (PSP). Hot water is required to extract these active components.

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

Known as "The Elixir of Immortality," Reishi mushrooms have long been used in China and Japan. Reishi is classified as one of the "supreme herbs" in the sixteenth century compendium Materia Medica, and was believed to help promote healing and longevity.* Recent studies show that Reishi may help maintain healthy immune, antimicrobial, antiviral and antitumor properties, and protects the nervous and cardiovascular systems.* Reishi has also been shown to support healthy liver function.*

Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)

Found in pristine high altitude locations in Nepal and China, Cordyceps mushrooms are used in China to promote stamina, endurance and sex drive.* Cordyceps has gained much attention in the West since the early 1990's, when Chinese track athletes shattered world records and revealed that Cordyceps was an important part of their training regimen. Since that time Cordyceps has been embraced by a growing number of endurance athletes worldwide.
        Cholesterol reduction
        Stimulation of the immune system
        Faster recovery from bronchitis and respiratory diseases
        Increased efficiency and stamina of the circulatory system
        Anti-tumor properties
        Liver protection and enhanced recovery from chemotherapy
        Sexual potentiator
        A general body adaptogen, resulting in more energy, strength, and stamina

Enokitake (Flammulina velutipes)

Enokitake (Flammulina velutipes), commonly known as the “Golden Needle Mushroom” or “Winter Mushroom”, is an edible mushroom that grows on the stumps of the hackberry, mulberry, and persimmon trees.  Due to its crisp texture, Enokitake are used frequently as an ingredient in East Asian cuisines. Extracts from the Enokitake mushroom contains immuno-modulatory protein that can be potentially excelled for immune therapies  and to support cardiovascular health . The Enokitake mushroom extracts contain beta-D-glucan and immuno-modulatory protein (lectin) which helps promote natural antioxidant production , balance immune response , and to promote general liver health .

Astragalus root (Huang qi)

Immunostimulant and antitumor agent that has been shown to increase survival time in patients with adenocarcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and breast cancer.
Immune deficiency conditions such as HIV, CFIDS, and TB
Dry coughs, frequent upper respiratory tract infections, asthma. 

Patients suffering from Coxsackie B viral myocarditis with depressed natural killer (NK) activity were treated with Astragulas membranaceus (AM) intramuscularly for 3-4 months. After the treatment, the NK activity was increased significantly from 11.5 +/- 11.9% before therapy to 44.9 +/- 15.0%. Another 6 patients of Coxsackie B viral myocarditis with depressed NK activity were treated with conventional therapy. The NK activity remained unchanged in 12.9 +/- 6%.

Yang YZ, Jin PY, GĂșo Q, Wang QD, Li ZS, Ye YC, Shan YF, Zhao HY, Zhu JR, Pu SY, et al.SourceShanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai Medical University.

Eleutherococcus gracilistylus root bark (Wu jia pi)

Extracts of E. senticosus have been shown to have a variety of biological effects in vitro or in animal models, but these effects have not been demonstrated in humans:
increased endurance/anti-fatigue, memory/learning improvement, anti-inflammatory, immunogenic, antidepressant-like effects in rats./ In Chinese herbology, E. senticosis is used by people with bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapy or radiation, angina, hypercholesterolemia, and neurasthenia with headache, insomnia, and poor appetite.

Suma Root

With a common name, Para Todo, meaning "for everything," there is a hint of just how much benefit may be to your health. Sometimes refered to as the South American version of ginseng, it has become a popular tonic that is used to boost the immune system and to fight temporary depression and fatigue. It has been used for Epstein-Barr Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and it may make a difference in energy levels and stamina to a tired body.
Suma is considered a tonic and an agent that normalizes bodily functions during stressful situations, helping the body to adapt and return to an overall sense of well-being. It is regarded as an excellent tonic for recovering convalescents. It is used to treat exhaustion resulting from debilitating viral infections, such as Epstein-Barr disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and may be helpful in alleviating some of the effects associated with AIDS and other wasting illnesses.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What Are the Best Herbs to Treat Colds and Flu?

 1. Ginger Root (rhizome zingiberis officinalis recens). Ginger root should be added to food or drank as a tea. Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat cold and flu as well as digestive disorders. Remember the reason ginger is served with your sushi is to kill the bacterial and the parasites on the raw fish. For a food it has very strong medicinal properties.

2. Cinnamon Twig (ramulus cinnamomi cassiae). If you are not a fan of ginger you can use cinnamon instead, Cinnamon can be put into your tea, coffee, or on your breakfast cereal in the morning. According to Oriental medicine cinnamon releases the exterior to ward off colds and flu. PLEASE no cinnamon sugar that would create more dampness in your body and lower you immune response.

3. Garlic (allium sativum). We can not forget our old friend garlic. Garlic as you know has been used for centuries to ward out colds, flu, and infection. Start using fresh crushed garlic on your food or in soup, either way you have a powerful food to ward off colds, flu, and infection.

4. Nasty Tea. Nasty Tea is a simple recipe which can be taken as a soup or a tea. It is a classical Chinese herbal formula called Scallion & Soybean Decoction (cong chi tang) which comes from the classic text, Emergency Formulas to Keep Up One’s Sleeve. Add fresh ginger not dried and scallions to cooked miso soup. Drink 3 cups per day, be prepared to sweat. If you want to drink this as a tea, thus the name nasty tea, add honey to kill the taste.

5. Angrographis (Andrographis paniculata).  Important new research has confirmed a host of pharmacological benefits for this herb, including potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects. In addition, scientists have discovered that Andrographis paniculata helps boost the immune system, protects against cancer, prevents blood clots and maintains efficient digestive functioning.It has been valued for centuries by herbalists as a treatment for upper respiratory infections, fever, sore throat and herpes.

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