Tumeric: May Make 14 Pharmaceuticals Obsolete

Sacred herb turmeric may make at least 14 pharmaceutical drugs utterly obsolete


(NaturalNews) You may have already heard about the many amazing healing properties of the spice turmeric, which is also sometimes referred to as curcumin. But did you know that literally thousands of published, peer-reviewed studies conducted and compiled over the years lend credence to the notion that turmeric works the same as, or even better than, at least 14 pharmaceutical drugs currently on the market?

It is true, and thanks to the diligent work of GreenMedInfo.com‘s Sayer Ji in compiling this valuable information, it is now available publicly for the benefit of your and your family’s health. Many of the most commonly prevalent chronic illnesses, it turns out, can be prevented, treated, and even cured using turmeric, so you will want to pay attention. Here are seven drugs and classes of drugs that science shows can be effectively replaced with turmeric:

1) Statin drugs for cholesterol. Popular cholesterol drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) and Crestor (rosuvastatin) are completely unnecessary when taking standardized doses of curcuminoids extracted from turmeric, according to a 2008 study published in the journal Drugs in R & D. Researchers found that in patients with endothelial dysfunction, the underlying blood vessel pathology that leads to atherosclerosis, turmeric extract worked at least as good as the drugs at reducing inflammation and relieving oxidative stress in type 2 diabetics.

He Shou Wu – The “Feel Good” Herb

He Shou Wu (aka Polyganum) – Besides being the premier longevity herb of Chinese tonic herbalism, it  also calms you but increases your energy, cleans the blood, fortifies the muscles, tendons, and bones; prevents premature aging, maintains the youthful condition and color of the hair, strengthens sperm and ova, fortifies the back and knees, and is a major sexual tonic when used regularly.

He Shou Wu also has the amazing ability to put you on a blissful “natural high.” Researchers have found that of all the herbs studied, He Shou Wu is the greatest inhibitor of MAO-B (Monoamine Oxidase-B). Produced by our bodies in increasing amounts as we age, MAO’s can break down the brain chemical Dopamine, which is a “feel good” chemical we produce. By inhibiting this breakdown, we get more Dopamine to our brains which naturally makes us feel great. This can also improve other brain functions like concentration, focus, memory, learning power, and more.

By combining this herb with foods that are naturally full of good brain chemicals like raw chocolate (cacao) and Blue Green Algae (E3 Live – Brain-On is best) which contain  PEA’s (phenylethylamine) you can really turn on the “pleasure” centers of the brain. The South American herb Macuna Puriens has very high levels of L-dopa which is converted to dopamine by the brain. A bruised banana has lots of dopamine quinine, a natural form of dopamine. Almonds and sesame seeds contain it as well.

He Shou Wu works best with those with low dopamine levels and is not for everyone. Dopamine levels start to fall dramatically in many people after 45 or 50. As always, proceed slowly at first and consult your health practitioner.



The Amazing Gogi Berry

The Amazing Gogi Berry

By Mark James Gordon

Who would think that out of over 8,000 herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a great tasting little red berry would be number one. This of course is the Gogi Berry, also known as Lycium Fruit. In China they’re called Gao Qi Zi.

Gogi’s are a complete source of protein, which is rare for a fruit. They are the only food that increases HGH (Human Growth Hormone) naturally, and the richest source of cartenoids including beta-carotene of any plant. Gogi’s are a true superfood that millions eat everyday. They can be grown in any climate, and are easy to eat. I think they taste better than raisins.

Besides being physically strengthening overall, they boost the immune and cardiovascular systems, protect the liver, are anti-inflammatory, moisten the lungs, and help regulate sugar and cholesterol. Gogi’s are a powerful antioxidant, on the level of Acai and Pomegranate. They have been used for thousands of years as an anti-aging, beauty food and are known to improve memory and enhance your mood.

The eyes really benefit because Gogi’s are antioxidant rich, containing beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, beatine, polysaccharides, trace minerals, and vitamins (especially B and C.) You will notice how they moisten and brighten your eyes. I’ve noticed how colors are brighter and my night vision has improved noticeably.

In TCM, Jing is known as your life-essence and Gogi’s are an excellent Jing tonic herb. They nourish the Kidney complex which strengthens the legs and lower back, increases energy, and promotes the production of sexual essence and enhances sexual energy. Gogi’s are an adaptogen which means they intelligently regulate their effects to help your body reach it’s highest potential.

Fresh berries are 10 times more powerful than the dried ones so always buy the plumpest ones you can find.

Reishi Mushroom and Spiritual Enlightenment

Reishi Mushroom and Spiritual Enlightenment

Created By Mark James Gordon

Reishi Mushroom (aka Ganoderma, Ling Zhi, or Mannentake) For thousands of years, spiritual seekers have regarded Reishi as the
top herb for spiritual growth because of it’s renowned ability to help
us increase our spiritual wisdom known as “Shen” in China.

Known as the “spirit herb”, Reishi was particularly revered by
the followers of the Taoist tradition who use it to enhance meditation
and other spiritual practices.

They continually claim it sharpens yet calms the mind, enhances intelligence and wisdom, builds willpower, and revere it’s ability to expand ones level of consciousness so we can access the higher realms and connect with spirit in our search for “enlightenment.”

While you cannot “Reishi” your way to God, it does improve the intensity and quality of our Shen spiritual energy to support the expansion of consciousness and the unfolding of the Kundalini.

Spiritually speaking, it helps open your “crown chakra.”

Reishi Mushroom and HIV

Reishi Mushroom and HIV

Created by Mark James Gordon

Reishi Mushroom (aka Ganoderma, Ling Zhi, or Mannentake)

Called “the mushroom of immortalty” Reishi is one of the top medicinal plants in the Chinese herbal system.

Non-Toxic –
Reishi is non-toxic when used appropriately and can be taken daily on a long-term basis with few known side effects.

Interference with the effectiveness of some drugs (especially immunosuppressants) is possible.
It’s always a good idea to consult a qualified health physician (preferably someone with experience in complementary health care) before consuming any dietary supplement.

The “Great Protector”
Reishi is also known as the “Great Protector” because of it’s well documented ability to strengthen the immune system .

Active Components – Beta-glucan polysaccharides and triterpenes:
The active components of Reishi include both beta-glucan polysaccharides and triterpenes in the form of Ganodermic Acid.

The fruiting body (above-ground part) and mycelium (filaments connecting a group of mushrooms) are used as medicine. It’s now being shown that that mushroom spores contain up to 70 times more of these active constituents.

Increases T-Cells
As Dr. Andrew Weil writes, Reishi “has been the subject of a surprising amount of scientific research in Asia and the West.” Research shows that the polysaccharide beta-d-glucan in Reishi boosts the immune system by raising the amount of immune-boosting T-cells. HIV, the virus responsible for causing AIDS, attacks the immune system, specifically targeting these T-cells, reducing the body’s ability to fight infection. By stimulating them, Reishi strenghtens the immune system’s ability to combat AIDS and other diseases.

It’s also known for it’s anti-viral properties and studies indicate that Reishi inhibits the HIV-1 PR enzyme.

Now Being Used In the West
Western medicine is starting to embrace Reishi where it’s currently being used as an immune stimulant by patients with HIV according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. WEbMD and other well-known medical websites also list Reishi as a treatment for HIV/AIDS.


An Approved Cancer Drug in Japan
Reishi contains over 400 bioactive components and is an approved cancer drug in Japan.

Interlukins, Glucans, and Canthaxanthin
They evidently recognize it’s abiltiy to stimulate interlukins which combat tumors, as well as it’s immune enhancing properties. Studies also show that the “glucans” in Reishi help immune cells bind to tumor cells. Another substance in Reishi called “canthaxanthin” slows down the growth of tumors according to “The Prescription for Dietary Wellness” by Phyllis A. Balch and other experts.

Red vs Black Reishi
Please note that Black Reishi is also used as a medicinal herb but is not as potent as the red variety due to it’s lower polysaccharide levels.

The “Medicine of Kings”
With all these benefits, Reishi is truly “the medicine of Kings.”

US National Library of Medicine
Numerous medical journals published in the US National Library of Medicine have shown Reishi mushroom to be effective.

Cancer Research UK (CRC), the City of Hope National Medical Center in California and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Health institutions such as the Cancer Research UK (CRC), the City of Hope National Medical Center in California and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center are now pursuing researches and studies on Reishi mushrooms.

Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical Universit
A study in Japan at the Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University indicated that “Ganodermic” compounds in Reishi were “found to be active as anti-HIV-1 agents.”

October 1998 issue of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Another study published in the October 1998 issue of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, found that triterpene compounds, found in the reishi mushroom and it’s spores significantly inhibit anti-HIV activity.

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