Also known as pitaya, pitahaya or strawberry pear.
It is one of the cactus species which is indigenous to Central America.
Dragon fruit is a rich source of fibre which assists with poor digestion and constipation, and regulate diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar level by suppressing sugar spike.
In addition, it contains prebiotics, specific types of fibre that promote growth of healthy bacteria in gut, mainly are lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria.
This may lower risk of infection in digestive tract and diarrhea.
Besides, dragon fruit has extremely low amount of cholesterol to help body replenish good cholesterol level. It also contains monounsaturated fats which help heart stay in good condition.
Dragon fruit is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3.
Minerals – Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus.
(Musa acuminafe fructus)
It is a species of banana native to Southeast Asia.
Goroho banana is very popular among Indonesians as a special kind of banana that planted in Northern
Sulawesi. This is due to its high nutritional values and variety of consumption methods.
In addition, diabetic patients also fond of Goroho banana because of its efficiency in lowering blood sugar level. The flavonoids content in Goroho banana exerts antioxidant properties higher than Vitamin C and E. The flavonoids fight free radical until reducing oxidative stress and insulin resistance. This will help prevent diabetes, atherosclerosis and arthritis.
Goroho banana is rich in potassium and fibre, it may help to support heart health and reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Besides, it is a good source of vitamin C which may help combat formation of free radical and reduce risk of colorectal cancer.
(Vitis vinifera fructus)
Grape is famous with its polyphenol – resveratrol which can be found in skin of red grape.
Anti-aging & promote longevity
Resveratrol stimulates a family of protein, sirtuin which linked to longevity. It can activate SirT1 gene (same gene that activated by low-calorie diet). This will induce longer lifespan.
Study reported that resveratrol can slow down or prevent growth of tumor in lymph, breast, colon, skin cancer and leukemia.
This powerful antioxidant lowers risk of cardiovascular diseases through preventing platelet build-up and lowering blood pressure and risk of irregular heart rhythm.
Protect against diabetes
Although grape is high in sugar, but it has low glycemic index, a measure of how quickly a food raise blood sugar which is only 53.
Resveratrol increases insulin sensitivity and number of glucose receptor on cell membrane. This helps to improve body’s ability to utilize glucose and lower blood sugar level.
(Actinidia deliciosa fructus)
High Source of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C as a powerful antioxidant to eliminate free radical that could cause inflammation or cancer. It also boosts immunity of body against harmful pathogen.
Good Source of Dietary Fibre.
Keep one full longer and control metabolic marker (eg. Blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar).
Facilitate weight loss.
Recommended to diabetics.
Help in Digestion.
Contain an enzyme – actinidain which possess protein dissolving properties. It helps patient suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
100g kiwi = 154% Vitamin c (2x of lemon & orange)
(Aegle marmelos fructus)
Also known as bael fruit or Majapahit.
It comes from tropical and sub-tropical Asia.
The antioxidant content helps repairing cell in body and improving skin tissue damage resulting from free radical attack.
Besides, it helps to stimulate pancreas to secrete insulin which resulting lower blood sugar level.
Maja fruit is rich in Vitamin C which helps with blood circulation and collagen skin formation. Skin will look much fresher and cleaner, apart from keeping skin elasticity and protecting skin from damage caused by sunlight and free radicals.
(Pyrus malus fructus)
High in Vitamin C and fructose which is beneficial for diabetic patients.
Contain tannin and quercetin, help healing of dengue fever and disease by decreasing vascular permeability.
(Mangifera indica fructus)
Also known as mangot or mangou.
It is originated in Southern Asia, and becomes the national fruit of India, Pakistan and Philippines.
Mangiferin found in mango possesses anti-cancer properties. A study in year 2015 reported that it is able to inhibit or suppress breast cancer and also growth of colon and liver cancer cells.
Although mango tastes sweet, its glycemic index in range 41-60 (average 51). The release of sugar in blood slow and no sudden spike in blood sugar level. Accompanying with rich dietary fibre, mango helps regulate blood sugar level.
Furthermore, mango is rich in iron which is beneficial for people suffering from anemia through increasing number of red blood cell count.
Mango is loaded with Vitamin B6 also. This vitamin is vital for maintaining and improving brain’s functions, and aids in amalgamation of major neurotransmitters that contribute to determining mood and modification of sleeping pattern.
(Garcinia mangostana fructus)
Known as “Mangkhud” in Thai. It is originated in Thai, Myanmar or Indonesia.
It is low-calorie and high-fibre fruit.
Queen of fruits
Mangosteen exquisites taste that has note of a ripe strawberry, fragrant peach and creamy vanilla ice cream.
Xanthone is an antioxidant found in mangosteen that has healing properties that heal cells damaged by free radicals, slow down aging, ward off degenerative disease, physical and mental deterioration. Moreover, it has properties that fight pain, allergies, infection, skin disorder, fatigue, and support intestinal health. Research reported that xanthone exhibits potential to be developed as agent to prevent cancer due to its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects.
Mangosteen exerts anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory effects in inhibiting release of histamine and prostaglandin which are associated with inflammation in body. This helps in speeding up healing and promoting faster recovery.
High magnesium content helps to control electrical function of heart, keep heart rate and blood pressure under control and promote regular heart beat.
(Morinda citrifolia fructus)
Also known as cheese fruit or Indian mulberry.
Rich source of antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, B3 and selenium which fight free radical damage on blood vessel wall.
It contains phytonutrients which have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that boost up immunity system and repair cellular damage.
- This help to slow or stop or totally reverse cancer process.
Noni contains scopoletin to lower blood pressure and keep bodily fluid from becoming too acidic (scopoletin is alkaline).
This decreases the risk of gout (build-up of uric acid crystal in joint) by lowering the uric acid in blood.
(Carica papaya fructus)
Also known as papaw or pawpaw, it grows in tropical climate.
It is native to Southern Mexico and Central America.
Papaya has great benefits to eye health with its high zeaxanthin and beta-carotene content.
Zeaxanthin is an antioxidant that filters out harmful blue light ray and lower risk of and progression of age-related macular degeneration.
Beta-carotene lowers risk of developing asthma and cancer. Study has proven beta-carotene in papaya can
protect against lung and mouth cancers.
Papain is an enzyme found in papaya that has anti-inflammatory effect on stomach, it can break down tough protein chain found in muscle meat. It aids in digestion and prevents constipation, promotes regularity and healthy digestive tract. It also relieves irritable bowel syndrome.
Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient that aids body in sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. It maintains structure of cellular membrane, aids in transmission of nerve impulse, assists in fat absorption and reduces chronic inflammation.
(Ananas camosus fructus)
A tropical fruit which was first cultivated in Hawaii in 18th century.
It is low in calories while rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants.
Pineapple contains around 75% of daily recommended value of mineral manganese,
which helps developing strong bone and connective tissue.
Manganese works along with other trace minerals can help prevent osteoporosis.
The vitamin C content in pineapple fights skin damage caused by sun and pollution, reduces wrinkles, and improves overall skin texture.
It contains significant amount of bromelain.
Bromelain helps digestion by breaking down protein.
Bromelain helps reduction of inflammatory immune cell (also known as cytokine) which damages digestive tract lining.
(Pandanus Conoideus fructus)
Also known as buah merah.
It is a 0 cholesterol fruit which looks like a giant carrot.
Red fruit contains omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids which exhibit several health benefits:
Enhance brain functions.
Improve immediate and critical thinking.
Boost delivery of signal from other senses to brain thus improving body’s response.
Restore damaged cells and tissues, especially to patient suffering from breast cancer.
Besides, tocopherol and beta-carotene of red fruit work together may kill virus that cause HIV and AIDS. They also strengthen immune system.
Tocopherol helps diminish high measure of sugar level in blood by offering sufficient amount of insulin. It supports work of pancreas in delivering insulin at steady level.
High beta-carotene content may easily resolve many different types of eye illness by transforming into Vitamin A within the body. It interacts with protein to increase antibody production and thus increasing number of natural killer cell and T cell activity.
(Annona muricate fructus)
Also known as custard apple, graviola, guanabana, Brazilian paw paw.
Soursop is loaded with plant compounds that act as antioxidants, involving luteolin, quercetin and tangeretin. They help neutralize harmful free radicals which can cause cell damage. Moreover, the antioxidant properties of soursop are able to reduce the risk of several diseases, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. A test-tube study shows that soursop is able to reduce tumor size, kill off cancer cells and enhance immune system. There are studies proven the anticancer effect of soursop exerted on breast and liver cancer cells.
Some animal studies have found that soursop extract could reduce blood sugar level by 75%.
Furthermore, soursop is good for eyes too. It contains Vitamin A, C and E, and also zinc that help to preserve the eye health by delaying the rate of macular degeneration and cataract development.
(Averrhoa carambola fructus)
Also known as carambola.
This 5-point star shaped fruit is native to Asia.
The significant fibre and water content in starfruit compliments low calories are ideal for people who wish to lose weight. It can fill you up and keep you healthy. The fibre stimulates peristaltic motion and increases secretion of gastric juice to ease digestion and prevent constipation.
Besides, starfruit is rich source of potassium and low sodium content help blood vessel relax and maintain proper blood pressure.
Furthermore, it contains up to 76% of Vitamin C daily recommended value. Vitamin C is a potent natural water-soluble antioxidant that helps body develop resistance against infectious agent and eliminate cancer-causing free radicals in body.
(Momordica charantia fructus)
Also known as bitter gourd, karela or carilla fruit.
It is native to Asia.
Bitter melon contains many active substances with anti-diabetic properties, where the familiar 3 of them are charantin, vicine and polypeptide-p (or known as p-insulin). Polypeptide-p is an insulin-like compound which mimics action of insulin.
According to scientific evidence, bitter melon is highly effective in treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Charantins are peptides that resemble insulins that specifically augment glycogen synthesis within liver and muscle cell. They activate AMP-activated protein kinase when sugar absorption increases. Therefore, this aids in bringing diabetes under control.
Bitter melon is a best solution for weight loss plan as it is low in calorie, fats and carbohydrates. It stimulates liver to secrete bile acid that is essential for metabolizing fat in body. Moreover, the 80-85% of water helps improve metabolism as well.
Extra features of bitter melon:
Two times Calcium of spinach
Two times Beta-carotene of broccoli
Rich source of soluble fibre
Low in glycemic index
(Daucus carotta tuber)
Carrot–famous with its Vitamin A in improving vision.
Vitamin A helps prevent deficiency which lead stoxerophthalmia,aprogressive eye disease that can damage normal vision and result in night blindness.
Therefore,in away,carrot can help human see in the dark.
Carrot is a rich source of beta-carotene. It converts into Vitamin A in liver and transforms to rhodopsin (a purple pigment necessary for night vision) in retina. Study shows that beta-carotene is a kind of antioxidant that slows down aging of cell, it protects against macular degeneration and senile cataract.
In addition, carrot contains pectin (main form of soluble fibre) which exerts some beneficial effects:
Lower blood sugar level by slowing down digestion of sugar and starch.
Lower risk of disease by feeding friendly bacteria in gut.
Lower blood cholesterol by impairing cholesterol absorption from digestive tract.
(Apium graveolens herba)
The origin of celery most likely traces back to Mediterranean and North African areas.
It has a lot of health benefits:
Cholesterol-lowering power – improve or maintain heart health.
Flavonoids and polyphenol antioxidants such as quercetin fight free radical that can lead to inflammation.
Low in calories – provide vital nutrient and regulate lipid metabolism.
Magnesium and essential oil in it soothe nervous system, relief stress and also induce better sleep.
A 2010 study shows that celery contains a special type of ethanol extract that protects lining of digestive tract from ulcer. It possesses ability to replenish depleted level of gastric mucus needed in stomach lining to prevent tiny hole and opening from forming.
Luteolin found in celery is a kind of flavonoid that may exert anti-cancer properties.
The active compound, phthalide has been proven to boost blood circulatory health that stimulates secretion of bile juice to reduce cholesterol level. The lower the cholesterol level, less plaque formed on artery wall and thus
promote general improvement in heart health.
Also known as Napa cabbage, bok choy or wombok.
It is rich in minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium, which are essential minerals integral in bone protection from any degradation and from onset of condition, such as osteoporosis and general weakening of bone.
Chinese cabbage is excellent for digestion as it is loaded with dietary fibre that promotes proper digestion of food inside gut, develops bulk inside digestive tract and accelerates digestion by removing all unnecessary materials away from body.
Indole-3-carbonile is a powerful antioxidant in Chinese cabbage that functions to detoxify liver by removing toxin accumulated in blood which will cause dull and blemished skin.
In addition, high Vitamin A and Sulphur content promote tissue rejuvenation and exert drying effect which plays important role in drying of acne and breakout. Furthermore, they are vital for synthesis of keratin which is a protein substance that is essential for healthy nail, skin and hair.
(Solanum tuberosum tuber)
The word “Solanum” is derived from Latin word which means “soothing”.
Choline in potato helps with muscle movement, mood, learning and memory. Besides, it also assists in maintaining cellular membrane structure, transmitting nerve impulse and supporting fat absorption.
Potato is rich in Vitamin B6 which promotes neurological (brain cell) activity that is necessary for amine- derived neurotransmitter, a type of neurotransmitter that nervous system relies on to transmit message from one nerve to another. For example:
Serotonin – linked to depression
Melatonin – hormone needed for good sleep
Epinephrine & norepinephrine – hormone responds to stress
GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) – normal brain function
Potato is a rich source of resistant starch, a type of starch that cannot be digested in small intestine but passes through large intestine to feed beneficial bacteria in gut. Resistant starch helps control blood sugar through increasing insulin sensitivity, and also improve digestive health.
(Solanum melongena fructus)
Also known as aubergine and garden egg.
It is rich in fibre and low in calories.
Purple eggplant contains anthocyanin and chlorogenic acid where both are antioxidants.
Anthocyanin cooperates with fibre, potassium, Vitamin C and B6 and phytonutrients to lower risk of heart
disease and blood pressure.
While chlorogenic acid lowers LDL level and plays roles as antimicrobial, antiviral and anticarcinogenic agents.
The polyphenol in purple eggplant exerts anti-cancer effect. Anthocyanin and chlorogenic acid protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, prevent tumor growth, invasion and spread of cancer cells. Especially anthocyanin shows anticancer actions in preventing new blood vessels from forming tumour, lower inflammation and block enzyme that helps cancer cells to spread.
Dietary fibre act as bulking agent in digestive system, it increases satiety and lowers appetite. Thus, calorie intake decreases by making people feel fuller for longer.
Purple Sweet Potato
(Ipomoea batatas tuber)
It is a direct relative of orange sweet potato, the difference in colour is due to the presence of anthocyanin and antioxidants that give flesh purple colour.
It is originated in South America.
It has two active components, anthocyanin and caffeoylquinic acid derivative.
Reduce blood uric acid level (excess can cause gout).
Inhibit enzyme xanthine oxidase to produce uric acid from naturally occurring purine in body.
Decrease transporter in kidney that would reabsorb uric acid from urine.
Reduce high blood sugar level by increasing insulin sensitivity and production of glucose transporter in muscle, and decreasing inflammatory molecules.
Caffeoylquinic Acid Derivative
Lower excess blood sugar by increasing secretion of Glucagon-like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) to stimulate insulin secretion while lowering glucose production in liver.
Decrease oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion after exercise.
Chlorogenic acid is one of the caffeoylquinic acid derivatives which prevents blood clot (thrombosis) through breaking down blood clot and inhibiting enzymatic activity of procoagulant protein and peptide.
Also known as Adzuki bean, which is native to East Asia and Himalayan region.
Red bean is loaded with soluble and insoluble fibre.
Mix with water to form gel-like substances in gut.
Gut bacteria metabolize soluble fibre and convert it into short-chain fatty acids which metabolized by colon cells for energy.
In addition, soluble fibre can help to normalize unhealthy cholesterol level.
Mainly found in red bean skin.
Promote digestive health and prevent constipation.
Sweep waste materials through digestive tract more efficiently by adding bulk to stool.
Red bean contains molybdenum which is a trace mineral that is not found in many foods. It enhances detoxification in liver.
(Glycine max semen)
Also known as soja bean or soya bean.
It contains no starch and is a good source of protein - good for diabetics.
The specialty of soybean – contains phytoestrogen – isoflavones, mainly are daidzein and genistein.
The soy isoflavones are weak estrogen that lower risk of breast cancer and relieve symptom by boosting estrogen level slightly during menopause.
They block effect of excess estrogen in body, evening out any imbalance in ration between estrogen and progesterone.
They work by locking into estrogen-receptor site on cell and block out stronger natural estrogen.
Besides, they improve symptom of estrogen dominance, such as PMS and endometriosis.
Apart from that, soybean contains phytosterol which is structurally similar to cholesterol and steroid hormone which inhibit cholesterol absorption by blocking absorption site. This will end up reducing cholesterol level in blood.
At the same time, soybean is heart-friendly as it lowers blood pressure and develops healthy cardiovascular system. This prevents chance of getting heart attack and stroke.
(Amaranthus tricolor folium)
A low-calorie but nutrient-dense plant.
The antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid in spinach reduces glucose level, increases insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in diabetic patient.
Study shows that spinach helps decreases peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy in diabetics.
Spinach is loaded with Vitamin K which is a modifier of bone matrix protein, improve calcium absorption and decrease amount of calcium leaving body in urine. Apart from that, Vitamin K lowers the risk of bone fracture and helps in blood clotting by producing prothrombin and treat hemophilia. This controls excessive bleeding and keeps liver functioning by stimulating glycogen production.
In 2013, Cambridge University reported that beta-carotene, lutein and xanthene found in spinach prevent Vitamin A deficiency, itching eyes, eye ulcer and dry eyes due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
Furthermore, spinach has anti-ulcerative effect due to its glycoglycerolipid content to boost strength of digestive tract lining and prevent any unwanted inflammation.
(Solanum lycopersicum fructus)
Tomato is a flowering plan to fnight shade family (Solanaceae).
Tomato helps prevent cancer due to its nutritional content.
Vitamin C and antioxidants – combat free radical formation.
Beta-carotene – prevent tumour development in prostate cancer and may lower risk of colon cancer.
Lycopene – a polyphenol which gives tomato characteristic red colour, it helps prevent prostate cancer.
Furthermore, tomato is considered as laxative fruit. It has very high water content (about 95%) and fibre. Both of them add bulk to stool, improve hydration and support normal bowel movement.
The lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene protect eyes against light-induced damage, development of cataract and age-related macular degeneration.
(Averrhoa bilimbi fructus)
It is a plant native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
Also known as belimbing Wuluh, bilimbi, small sour starfruit or cucumber tree.
It contains Vitamin C to strengthen immune system, treat cold and cough and promote collagen production.
The phosphorus and calcium content in Wuluh Starfruit compliment each other in increasing density and strength to teeth and bone. They also support entire skeletal structures.
Wuluh Star fruit = anti-hyperlipidemic agent.
Used as traditional medicine to control obesity and prevent weight gain in India.
(Ochimum sanctum folium)
Basil is well known in the world for its use in Italian cuisine.
It is native to India and widely used in traditional Tamil and Ayurvedic medicine.
A review in 2013 indicates that basil contains phytochemicals including eugenol, rosmarinic acid, apigenin, luteolin and carnosic acid that may prevent cancers of skin, liver, oral and lung by increasing antioxidant activity.
Basil contains volatile oil such as estragole, linalool, eugenol, limonene are antibacterial, they restrict growth of numerous bacteria. For example, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
It contains orientin and vicenin which are water-soluble flavonoids that protect cell structure and chromosome from radiation and oxygen-based damage.
Eugenol in basil blocks activity of an enzyme in body – cyclooxygenase (COX). It exerts same effects with aspirin and ibuprofen. It has anti-inflammatory properties that provides healing effects along with symptomatic relief for individual with inflammatory health problems or inflammatory bowel conditions.
(Nigella sativa semen)
Also known as black seed and black caraway.
It is native to Southern Asia.
The fruit of black cumin is a large capsule that contains many seeds.
Study shows that black cumin protects against hypertension and myocardial injury (damage to muscle tissue that makes up heart).
It contains Vitamin E, beta-carotene and biotin to manage healthy inflammation.
Seed of blessing
This seed provides protection against cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Thymoquinone is an active component and antioxidant as well. It gets rid body of free radical that causes damage and leads to diseases. It exerts anti-cancer effect in preventing genetic mutation and cell damage that drives cancer growth.
Thymoquinone is known as bronchodilator due to its anti-asthmatic effect. It is able to reduce 2 inflammatory mediators of asthma. Besides, it also anti-histaminic through blocking allergic reaction, and anti-cholinergic in reducing spasm in smooth muscle.
On the other hand, black cumin reduces oxidative stress and may preserve integrity of pancreatic beta cell (cell that controls production and release of insulin).
(Cinnamomi burmani cortex)
Cinnamon is a spice made from inner bark of tree scientifically known as Cinnamomum.
It has distinct smell and flavour due to the oily part which is high in compound cinnamaldehyde.
Cinnamaldehyde is one of the main active components of cinnamon, it possesses ability of:
Fight infection – treat respiratory tract infection caused by fungi.
Antimicrobial – prevent tooth decay and improve oral hygiene to reduce risk of bad breath, cavities and mouth infection.
Study has shown that the high antioxidant activity of polyphenol content in cinnamon is the winner among 26 spices involving garlic, rosemary and oregano. It protects body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Cinnamon improves sensitivity to hormone insulin in people who are resistant to effect of insulin. Besides, cinnamon decreases blood sugar by reducing amount of glucose that enters bloodstream after meal.
Besides, research found that cinnamon can be considered as blood coagulant. It can stop excess bleeding by helping body to form blood clot. This increases blood circulation and improves tissue repair apart from regenerating heart tissue to fight heart attack, heart diseases and stroke.
(Alium sativum bulbus)
Garlic is native to Siberia.
It has high concentration of sulphur-containing compounds, like allicin.
Allicin is highly effective at killing countless microbes responsible for most common and rarest infection (including common cold). It is antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal, it is able to inhibit DNA, RNA and protein production in microbes.
The organo-sulfur compound in garlic is effective in destroying cell in glioblastomas (a type of deadly brain tumor) and control malignant growth of human brain tumor cells.
The Vitamin C and B6, Selenium and Manganese found in garlic boost immune system in general, protect body against all types of bacterial and viral attack, and also stimulate white blood cells by increasing glutathione (an antioxidant that protects immune cell from free radicals.
A study in “Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy” has shown diallyl sulfide in garlic is 100 times more effective than antibiotics in fighting Campylobacter bacteria – one of the most common cause of intestinal failure.
(Cassia alata folium)
Also known as Senna Alata, candlestick plant, candle bush.
It is also well known as ringworm bush plant due to its usage in treating ringworm.
Moreover, it is also useful in treating fungal infection of skin.
In short, Ketepeng Cina is a herb best known to cure skin diseases, including insect bites and skin rash apart from ringworm and fungal infection.
This herb has anti-diabetic properties as well.
It has blood sugar lowering ability. This helps diabetic patients by slowing down digestion process of carbohydrate and hence slowing down release of sugar.
(Cyperus rotundus rhizoma)
Also known as nut grass rhizome.
Contain epoxide and flavonoid.
High anti-inflammatory pharmacological activity.
In Chinese traditional medicines, it is widely used for emotional disturbance, poor appetite, chest congestion and frequent sighing.
(Eurycomae longifolia radix)
Also known as Tongkat Ali or long jack.
It is tall, slender evergreen shrub-tree commonly found in Southeast Asia.
It increases sperm production by improving quality and concentration of sperm in infertile men. It also improves sexual desire and quality of life in healthy married men.
Pasak Bumi has variety of bioactive compounds including alkaloids, triterpenoids and complex polypeptide which normalize hormone level.
It contains quassinoids which provides dynamic bioactive properties that promotes good health.
(Hibiscus sabdariffa fios)
Also known as rosella, Jamaican sorrel, jara jute.
Roselle is loaded with mineral content, like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Protect teeth by keeping jaw bone strong and sturdy.
Ensure tight fitting teeth where bacteria cannot thrive.
Provide quick relief from constipation as it has laxative properties that relax intestinal muscle and help establish smoother rhythm while passing bowel.
Besides, magnesium has water-attracting properties which helps to soften stool and excrete from body easily.
Has ability to remove minor health problems such as weakness and fatigue.
Normal level of phosphorus is a great way to remain fit and active.
(Curuma zedoaria rhizome)
Also known as temu putih, white turmeric or zedoaria.
Whitewild ginger belongs to family Zingiberaceae, it has been used traditionally in India and Southwest Asia in treating many human ailments.
According to Chinese medicine, whitewild ginger contains several specific sesquiterpenes that are effective against flatulent colic, debility of the digestive organs, cancer, oxidation and human blood aggregation.
Curcumin is one of the active compounds in whitewild ginger that helps regulate activity of proteins related to uric acid transport and inhibit activity of certain pathways to improve kidney functions. Xanthine oxidase is one of the enzymes involved in uric acid formation. A study suggests that curcumin can inhibit this enzymatic action thus preventing uric acid formation.
Besides, whitewild ginger is a potential natural anti-inflammation agent that can help reduce inflammation in gout. It combats inflammation by inhibiting molecules that play fundamental roles in developing inflammation, such as cyclooxygenase and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF).