Renowned for their effectiveness in many diseases, medical herbs play a very important role in human health for a long time. Herbal medicine use a plant’s roots, leaves, flowers, berries and seeds for medicinal purposes, here I will list some common and very useful herbs for your reference:
Marsh Mallow – This herb has been used as both a food and a medicine for over two thousands of years; it contains flavonoids like quercetin, diosmetin glucosides, kaempferol. Often, the root and leaves are used to make medicine; however, don’t confuse marshmallow with the mallow flower and leaf. Marsh mallow can help treat some digestive troubles due to it is rich in powerful carminative qualities. In addition, marsh mallow can be used as a great remedy for coughs, pleurisy, congestion, whooping-cough; this is because it has strong expectorant properties. Plus, marsh mallow has skin benefits, for example: it can cure cuts, burns, bruises and other wounds. In a word, marsh mallow can boost your immune system thus benefit your overall health.
Chinese Yam – Native to China, this is the swollen rhizome of a yam plant with a thin yellowish outer skin over its crispy white flesh. In today’s market, this herb can available in fresh or dried herb. Chinese Yam has different name, such as ‘huai shan’ in Chinese, ‘Seyeo’ in Korean, ‘nagaimo’ in Japanese. Chinese yam has a taste which is mildly similar to potato, and often used as both culinary and medicine properties. Like marsh mallow, Chinese yam also can contribute to aid digestion; this is because amylase and polyphenol oxidase in this vegetable make it a perfect medicine and food to help digestion and absorption. In addition, Chinese yam can lower blood sugar, soothe mood and regulate sleep, and promote longevity.
In conclusion, these medical herbs have powerful benefits and fewer side effects.
Tribulus Terrestris is now famous in the US. It is commonly known as vine and used in Indian and Chinese traditional medicine. When it was recognized in North America, athletes of the Eastern European Olympic had had great performance after taking it. This vine contains steroidal sapoins as the most active compounds. Specifically, two saponins are recognized to be the most active: furostanol glycosides and spirostanol glycosides.
Tribulus Terrestris is very beneficial to humans. It can enhance their body healthy in a big way. The main use is in patients who have erectile dysfunction, infertility or low libido. It has certainly become a leading method of enhancing sports performance. To support the point on erectile dysfunction, animal studies found that tribulus increased sexual behavior and intracavemous pressure.
This happened because of increased levels of testosterone. So far there are no studies that have been done on humans. About enhancement of sports performance, there is only one mini-study that has been done so far. Fifteen subjects were given 3.21mg of tribulus per kg of body weight per day or a placebo. After two months of resistance training, nothing was noted on body weight, dietary intake, mood or percentage fat in each group.
But the placebo group had some muscle endurance when doing leg presses and bench presses. The tribulus group gained muscle endurance only when doing leg presses. It was concluded that tribulus terrestrics does not affect sports performance or body composition. It is good to note that a dose ranging between eighty-five and two hundred and fifty milligrams of TT is safe. It should be taken with meals. Are you pregnant or nursing a baby? If so, you should not take this product. As well, those who have cancers or conditions that depend on hormones, such as prostate or breast cancer patients should not use tribulus.
Tribulus Terrestris P.E.
Have you heard about the benefits of Tribulus Terrestris P.E. extract? It is a plant extract obtained from the fruits of tribulus terrestris flowering plant. This plant is in the family Zygophyllaceae, which is grown in tropical regions of southern Asia, southern Europe, Australia and Africa. Tribulus terrestris is such a hardy plant that could even grow well in barren deserts and areas with poor, infertile soils.
If you stumble upon plant names like cat’s head, bullhead, bindii, devil’s thorn, devil’s weed, devil’s eyelashes and goathead among others, know that you are reading about tribulus. A plant with a tap root, tribulus terrestris is an herbaceous perennial that normally grows as a summer annual plant in colder areas. Ancient Indians and Chinese found out the health benefits of this plant a long time ago.
Now the western world has discovered these benefits as well. So, they used fruit extracts as a dietary supplement in order to gain the following advantages.
• Boost infertility, low sexual desire and erectile dysfunction.
• Increase vitality and strength.
• By increasing luteinizing hormone, tribulus terrestris P. E. increases the level of male reproductive hormone called testosterone, as well as DHEA.
• Increases levels of female reproductive hormone called estrogen.
• Refreshes the body and improves its immune system.
• Boosts production of red blood cells, hence; has a positive impact on bone marrow activity.
• Can be used to treat kidney disease and gravel as well as heart disease.
• Impotence and urinary disorders can be treated holistically with the tribulus terrestris.
Being the most active ingredient, steroidal saponins cause the positive effects we have mentioned above. Protodioscin or PTN, closely related to DHEA, is the most active chemical in T.terrestris. Instead of less potent anabolic hormones, you could try tribulus terrestris P.E. extract as it is natural and effective.