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India – China eats leaves, shoots and roots

July 22, 2011

With the season of diseases descended on us, during the age of uncertainty and at a time of increasing India-China pharma collaboration, Inchin Closer takes a look at 6 natural age enhancing, miracle drugs prescribed by the forefathers of traditional Chinese medicine and seconded by the gurus of Ayurveda.

Fengwangjiang (Royal Jelly): Imagine the life power in food that bees give their queen so that she may produce 2,000 new lives per day. That’s royal jelly, and if you take it in pill form, you’re doing it wrong. Get it fresh, freeze it, and have a teaspoonful every morning. After a few weeks, your eyes will glisten, your hair will curl. No germ short of a Stephen King-conjured super bug will get past your bee-swarm defenses. And death shall have no dominion.

Ginseng: The King of herbs, Taiqi and tea help, but ginseng goes further, preserving organs, nerves, and mental agility, controlling body weight and fighting off ills like Spartans against a Persian army.

Goji Berries (Wolfberries): A handful a day provides you with 18 amino acids and 21 trace minerals, 500 times the vitamin C of an orange and enough B & E to stay calm and yet boost sexual potency.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Used in medicine as well as cosmetics, turmeric  is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders. Besides being used as an antiseptic, turmeric has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent and remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders. Raw turmeric strengthens cartilage and bone structure.

Fleece Flower Root: If it grows underground and looks anthropomorphic, eat it – in moderation. The fleece flower root is sovereign against high cholesterol and high blood sugar. An an antioxidant it helps build bone and bone marrow as well, to undo the damage you wreak by swallowing all that big dairy nonsense. 

Huangqi (Astragalus Mongholicus): Huangqi is your go-to herb for toning and revitalizing  the stomach and spleen.  It also widens arteries and boosts blood flow. This adds up to an improved immune system, and most importantly, slows the aging process of cells. Young cells, young you.

Ocimum tenuiflorum (also tulsi, tulasī, or Holy Basil): Consumed to reduce aliments from high cholesterol levels to boost antioxidants, tulsi is grown in almost every household. Tulsi’s extracts are used in Ayurvedic remedies for common colds, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, various forms of poisoning, and malaria.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Devita permalink
    July 25, 2011 5:11 pm

    Where can we find these in Mumbai?

  2. July 25, 2011 5:27 pm

    Ginseng & Wolfberries can be found in teas imported from China at grocery shops in Mumbai’s Crawford Market and in New Bombay. Turmeric is found at any spice shop in Mumbai. For the other more unusual roots, shoots & leaves you will need to find someone to bring it from China for you, or order it online?

  3. Margurite Casstevens permalink
    October 9, 2012 5:17 am

    I always take turmeric because it is an immune system enhancing supplement. I also grow a turmeric plant in our backyard. ,;::*

  4. Debora Hassell permalink
    November 25, 2012 8:50 pm

    turmeric is one of the herbs that can increase immune response and shorten healing times. ^

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