Sencha Green Tea is very helpful for controlling and maintaining weight loss. It is also beneficial in controlling blood sugar levels. Recently, it has also been believed that this green tea can help avoid the onset of type 1 diabetes. The polyphenols in Sencha Green Tea also help increase the rate of metabolism which helps the body effectively burn fat. In fact, many weight watchers have acknowledged the positive effects of the Sencha Green Tea in effectively controlling or losing weight. The health benefits of green teas like Sencha Green Tea is derived from the high amounts of polyphenols and antioxidants that the tea contains. The antioxidants and the polyphenols are helpful in neutralizing the harmful free radicals in the body. Free radicals are responsible for the development of heart diseases, cancer, and the signs and symptoms of aging. Sencha Green Tea is also known to be beneficial in the prevention of the coronary artery diseases and atherosclerosis. This can also help lower the cholesterol levels and increase the levels of good HDL. Sencha Green Tea can also stop the absorption of cholesterol in the body. Lastly, Sencha Green Tea can also help with the prevention of cancer, promoting skin care, and preventing the onset of aging.
Lotus Leaf slows the absorption of fat and carbohydrates, increases energy expenditure and accelerated lipid metabolism. Lotus Leaf also prevents the increase of body weight. Lotus leaves contain high concentrations of phytochemicals, compounds produced by plants to defend themselves against bacterial and fungal infections. The substances found in lotus leaf extract include alkaloids, flavonoids and tannins. The isoquinoline alkaloids in lotus leaves have sedative and antispasmodic properties, which aid in digestion. Both flavonoids and tannins are powerful antioxidants that have been connected with weight loss and cardiovascular health.
Yerba Mate Tea is a South American beverage made by steeping the ground leaves and stems of the Yerba Mate plant. Yerba Mate is a central nervous system stimulant containing caffeine, but it also contains a number of other nutrients, including antioxidants, amino acids, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Yerba Mate is touted as being a safe and effective nervous system stimulant with few side effects and many health benefits such as rich in antioxidants, enhancing your ability to focus, enhancing physical endurance, aiding in digestion, helps control weight, and supporting heart health.
Hawthorn is a thorny shrub in the rose family which grows throughout the world. Hawthorn Berries – along with the leaves and flowers – are a good source of heart-protective antioxidants like oligomeric procyandins and quercetin. Chest pain, because the heart is perhaps not getting enough oxygen-rich blood, may likewise be eased by Hawthorn Berries, based on the NCCAM’s studies. Hawthorn Berry tea is helpful for coping with nervousness. The chief symptoms of stress which Hawthorn Berries economically treats are heart palpitations along with chest tightness. To put it simply, it helps by lowering blood pressure levels along with tension. Hawthorn Berries are a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are generally viewed as being able to boost blood flow to the heart, as well as help the coronary arteries dilate. Hawthorn Berries have been shown to help as a sleep aid, and boosts restful sleep. Hawthorn Berries may assist with the metabolic process of fat. It has also been used in quite a few Chinese medicines to help with the retention of meals inside the belly. Hawthorn Berries capabilities to break up fat also causes it to be useful for helping with indigestion that comes on as a result of eating greasy foods.
Cassia is rich in manganese, iron, calcium and fiber. It has been used since medieval times to cure diarrhea, indigestion and bloating. In addition, it helps prevent the spread of cancer cells, the formation of stomach ulcers, and assists in curing bacterial infections. Cassia lowers blood sugar levels along with bad cholesterol levels (LDL) while having no effect on the good cholesterol (HDL). Hence, it’s beneficial for both heart and type 2 diabetes patients. The lowering of blood sugar levels and improvement in cholesterol ratios helps to reverse insulin resistance or pre-diabetes. Since Cassia is sweet to the taste, it also satisfies the craving for sweet foods that generally afflicts diabetics. Cassia has a regulatory effect on blood sugar levels and simultaneously increases insulin levels in the body. It imitates the biological activity of insulin and increases the metabolism of glucose. Since high blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat by the body, Cassia helps prevent this increased storage of fat and enables you to lose weight. In addition, it influences the manner in which sugar is metabolized by the body and prevents the transformation of the metabolized sugar into fat. Cassia also delays the passing of food from the stomach into the intestine. Hence, you feel satisfied for a longer time and eat less. This helps you lose weight. Cassia also helps the body to process carbohydrates more efficiently and this assists you in losing a few pounds. Studies show that abdominal fat is more sensitive to the effects of Cassia than fat from other parts of the body. Cassia is also used for lubricating the digestive tract making for easier bowel movements and digestion of fat and carbohydrates.
Dandelion Leaf offers a number of benefits for the liver and gallbladder. A natural diuretic, Dandelion Leaf is commonly used to help remove excess water and toxins from the body. Dandelion Leaf helps promote bile excretion from the liver so the body can more efficiently process foods and liquids while also purging harmful toxins. In addition, improved bile flow makes it possible for the body to better metabolize fat, which helps optimize the body’s cholesterol levels. Dandelion Leaf is also effective at stimulating a sluggish gallbladder, which is responsible for storing and excreting bile as the body needs it. This natural herb is effective at promoting blood purity, which helps reduce the burden placed on the liver to filter out toxins. By helping to purify the blood, Dandelion Leaf allows the liver to more effectively perform its function.
Nettle Leaf is an extremely powerful herb with many benefits. By stimulating the lymph node system, Nettle Leaf can boost immunity to various illnesses. Nettle Leaf helps relieve arthritis symptoms. It also helps with menstrual cramps and bloating as well as helps relieve menopausal symptoms. It can be used to ease hypertension and reduce inflammation. Nettle Leaf alleviates nausea and diarrhea and can help with gastrointestinal disease, IBS, and constipation. It’s a powerful anti-fungal which helps with plaque and gingivitis and will destroy intestinal worms or parasites. Overall, it’s great for promoting the health of the kidney, spleen, pancreas and thyroid. Nettle Leaf has also been known to help with symptoms of asthma and relieving some of the symptoms of serious neurological disorders like MS, ALS, and sciatica. Lastly, Nettle Leaf is fantastic for improving the appearance of your skin.
Burdock Root is best known as a depurative (blood purifier), but it also works to remove toxins through the respiratory, urinary, and lymphatic systems. This detoxifying effect is responsible for many of Burdock Root’s benefits. Burdock Root also helps the condition of skin by eliminating toxins, bacteria and fungi that are responsible for many skin conditions. The oil from Burdock Root is an excellent natural conditioner for hair and scalp due to its essential fatty acids, phytosterols, and vitamin A content. It also contains phytosterols (plants steroids) and fatty acids that are beneficial to the skin. Burdock Root is also a great natural source of zinc (great for treating cold and flu). Burdock Root is a natural diuretic (increases urination) which helps flush toxins from the body effectively. Traditionally, it has been used to treat stone formations in the kidneys and gallbladder. It helps dissolve the stones while the mucilage and diuretic effects allow them to pass more easily. The mucilage in Burdock Root aids and eases digestion, absorbs toxins, and can soothe inflammation in the digestive tract. Burdock Root has very strong antioxidant properties which can help prevent cancer and slow tumor growth. There are many antioxidants known to be contained in Burdock Root including, Vitamin C, Chlorogenic acid, lappaol F, Tannins, and Inulin (a natural dietary fiber which aids in digestion and promotes healthy bacteria in the intestines). The cleansing effect of Burdock Root has been shown to reduce cholesterol and boost metabolism by improving nutrient absorption and energy usage. This makes it very effective for weight loss. Burdock Root also promotes liver function by increasing bile production which helps cleanse the liver allowing it to function better. Burdock Root decreases the workload of the immune system by helping it fight bacteria and fungi. Its overall detoxifying effects help the organs work more efficiently and restore the body’s ability to heal itself.
The health benefits of Fennel include relief from anemia, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, colic, diarrhea, respiratory disorders, menstrual disorders, and its benefits regarding eye care. Fennel is widely used around the world in mouth fresheners, toothpastes, desserts, antacids and in various culinary applications due to its floral, licorice flavour. It originated in the Mediterranean and those cultures have long used it for culinary and medicinal reasons. It has not been spread and naturalized as an herb around the world, but still primarily grows in coastal climates and on riverbanks. Apart from the uses of Fennel already mentioned, there are numerous medicinal uses and health benefits, which are include anemia, indigestion, flatulence, heart disease, cancer, constipation, blood pressure, diarrhea, brain function, colic, boosting the immune system, mental disorders, eye care, respiratory benefits, and removing harmful toxins from the body.
Gymnema Sylvester is an herb found in the tropical forests of India and Asia. Gymnema Sylvester has historic use as a therapy for diabetes and arthritis and has also earned significant recent interest as a multi-supportive therapy for weight management. Evidence suggests Gymnema Sylvester can reduce cravings for sweets by desensitize your taste buds to sweet tasting foods when they are placed directly on your tongue, which may help diabetics and others consume fewer calories. Gymnema Sylvester also helps reduce sugar absorption during digestion, and aid in balancing blood sugar levels. Gymnemic acids are very similar to glucose and behave in the intestine in a similar way. When gymnemic acids lock in to intestinal receptors, they effectively lock out glucose. This prevents sugar from being absorbed. This effect has a twofold benefit in that it helps balance blood sugar, and it promotes lean body mass by lessening the amount of sugar that gets stored as fat.
Not many people in the Western world know about Celery Seed, although it has been used as medicine for thousands of years in other parts of the world. During ancient times, Indian Ayurvedic medicine used Celery Seed to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, different types of arthritis, and certain diseases of the liver and spleen. Today, Celery Seed is used mostly as a diuretic, meaning it helps your body get rid of too much water by increasing urine output. Celery Seed is also sometimes used for treating arthritis and gout, and to help reduce muscle spasms and cramping, calm the nerves, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and aid the liver in pushing out toxins. Celery Seed is also useful in curing many diseases due the amount of nutrients such as flavonoids, linoleic acid, coumarins and several volatile oils and may be used as an antibiotic in curing infections.
Peppermint is a herb with many uses and therapeutic applications. Its sharp menthol odor, refreshing flavor, and cooling sensation have found it a home in many products including bath preparations, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and ointments. Although peppermint oil is frequently cited as the source of peppermint’s benefits, compounds within the leaf have also proven to be beneficial. Peppermint tea, brewed from the plant’s leaves, is one of the most widely consumed herbal teas. The leaves have a high flavonoid content and one bag can provide a substantial amount of antioxidants. Peppermint has traditional folk medicine use as a pain reliever and research has substantiated the assertion. Peppermint leaves have been observed to protect the liver against certain toxins. Peppermint may also play a role in relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and soothing digestive troubles. Peppermint supports liver function by improving the flow of bile from the liver to the gallbladder. By increasing the amount of bile flow, Peppermint leaf positively supports digestion by helping to break down fats and reduce bad cholesterol. Decreased cholesterol levels reduce the work load required from the liver. If your liver is sluggish, Peppermint may provide a boost.
Goji Berries are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the Goji Berry is now grown in many other countries as well. Although they have only been introduced in Western countries in recent years, Goji Berries have been used for thousands of years in Tibet and China, both as a culinary ingredient and medicinally. Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, Goji Berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, there is no doubt that the humble Goji Berry is a nutritional powerhouse. This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system. It’s no wonder then, that in traditional Chinese medicine they are renowned for increasing strength and longevity.
Maqui Berries contain the highest antioxidant value of any known superfruit. It is a dark purple berry grown only in the Patagonia region of Southern Chile in South America, (highly regarded as one of the purest environments on earth due to its rich fertile soil). Its ORAC value (developed by researchers at TUFF’s University to measure a foods antioxidant ability to correct potential health imbalances) is 4 to 30 times higher than the average acai berry. Maqui Berries are phenomenal with their ability to neutralize free radicals in the body, fix tissue damage and strengthen the immune system. This is due to their high concentration of anthocyanins. To put it into perspective, a glass of Maqui Berry juice has 50 times more anthocyanins than a glass of red wine, which is commonly known to be great for heart health (in moderation). Maqui Berries are a great source of Vitamin C and Potassium and beneficial for overall cardiovascular health. With their ability to improve metabolism, body detoxification and powerful anti-oxidant properties, the ingestion of these little berries is very likely to improve anyone’s overall health and well-being.