Guinea hen weed ( petiveria alliance) medicinal herb is a plant from the Phytolaccaceae family. It is native to Africa, the Caribbean and also South and Central America. The common names are Anamu and Gully root. Is an Antimicrobial and immunostimulant making it a doubly powerful disease_ fighting herb, this super plant has been used for medicinal, herbal and culinary purposes with astounding results. Studies completed worldwide have found this unique plant contains properties that combat a variety of infections and diseases.
Guinea Hen Weed or anamu is composed of a variety of antioxidants such as tannins and flavonoids, naturally occurring steroids found in plant cell membranes, photo chemicals, and sulfuric compounds. The blend of these potent elements has never been seen in any plant known to man. Research indicates that when combined with a plant like Guinea Hen Weed, these ingredients act as an antibacterial. As you can imagine, this phenomenal plant had huge potential in a medical context for treating or supporting existing treatments of many diseases that threaten the human population.
Guinea Hen Weed has even more amazing benefits. Clinical trials show that Guinea Hen Weed is abroad spectrum antimicrobial working to fight off many strains of viruses, fungus, yeast, and bacteria. Tests have shown promising results for using the plant to support people with hepatitis C E colic, staph infections, Bovina diarrhea pseudomonas, and Shigella as well as a Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Guinea Hen Weed bisba cyclooxygenase_ inhibitor that helps support joint pain. Plus, Guinea Hen Weed may have benefits for diabetics, Guinea Hen Weed has a long history of use in the herbal medicine in all the countries where it grows. Herbalists and natural health practitioners have traditionally used Guinea Hen Weed for a wide variety of conditions.
Over the past quarter of a century, however, modern scientific reach has studied Guinea Hen Weed intensively and many biologically active compounds have been discovered in the plant: flavonoids, triterpenes, steroids, and sulfur compounds. The research published on Guinea Hen Weed now validates many of the historical uses of this herb. Interestingly, the researchers found that of the 20 compounds isolated from the plant _ several of which had never been identified in nature before_ some were similar to compounds found in garlic, a plant known to have medicinal properties.
1. Natural Pain Reliever
Inflammation often causes pain, soreness, and redness around the body. As a natural anti_ inflammatory, Guinea Hen Weed can reduce pain and swelling caused by inflammation, especially arthritis and rheumatism. The reason may be that the unique compounds in Guinea Hen Weed decrease white blood cell flow to inflamed areas. Without being fueled by blood, swollen areas can heal. Also, Guinea Hen Weed lowers body acidity that causes inflammation and doses it so well that it shows similar properties to popular arthritis medication.
2. For Headaches
People that suffer from headaches can grate the Guinea Hen Weed root and actually soak or steep and then put that on their heads for relief. Others have been known just to use dry leaves of the plant and put them over their heads. Along with headaches it can be used to combat a cold or even a fever. It is used to fight infections such as fungi and yeast because it has a wide array of antimicrobial properties.
3. To Combat different Degenerative Diseases
The Guinea Hen Weed benefits are also showing to combat different degenerative diseases too. Diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's which are both very devastating if not treated. Other diseases are lifelong and can put a lot of strain on a person, Guinea Hen Weed has been found effective in helping with these diseases. It has an effect on Diabetes in particular because it has been proven to lower blood sugar levels. If lowering your blood sugar.
4. Benefits For The Nerves
This can be general daily aches and pain. Just used as a topical solution can provide ease of discomfort from certain ailments. People have used it to reduce muscle spasms as well. It is a natural and healthier way to fight aches and pains than using over the counter drugs that can cause many other side effects. The anti_ inflammatory effect plays a big part in pain management. Taking care of these ailments can help to calm a person's nerves as well and that can have enormous beneficial effects for someone.
5. Kills Cancer Cells
Men with prostate cancer have been drinking this tea for decades. There is an agent in the Guinea Hen Weed plant called poly & trisulfides that are both known and proven to inhibit a certain strand of protein called " kinase" that exists within cancer cells and is known to be the property that causes cancer cells to spread throughout the body. Therefore, the inhibition of this particular strand of protein is helpful in inhibiting the growth of cancer_ scientific research has proven that this plant has been known to cure Brain Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Fibrous Cancer, Breast Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer.
6. For Arthritis And Rheumatism
Because of its natural anti_ inflammatory nature and its pain relieving qualities, it would appear to be an excellent natural choice for people suffering from arthritis and rheumatism which one of its many traditional uses in South America. A certain amount of clinical research has been done which seems to validate its use in treating rheumatism and arthritis. One piece of research coming out of Sweden demonstrated that Guinea Hen Weed possesses COX 1 inhibitory actions. This is significant since COX 1 inhibitors have become a very popular and also highly profitable arthritis drug for the large pharmaceutical companies.
7. Stimulate Menstruation
Guinea Hen Weed is believed to be a natural emmenagogue meaning that it can stimulate blood flow to the uterus and help women to stimulate menstruation. There are several reasons why this may be desirable including convenience or as an emergency contraceptive. Of course, because of its emmenagogue actions, Guinea Hen Weed should be avoided by pregnant women and those looking to conceive. Some studies have shown that it may stimulate uterine contractions which can lead to abortion. Additionally, Guinea Hen Weed has a blood thinning effect. If you have blood disorders, you should talk to your doctor before taking the herb.
8. Defense Against Microorganisms
Guinea Hen Weed contains a variety of sulfur_ containing chemicals that are largely responsible for its garlic_ or onion-like odor. Modern science has begun to study some of these compounds and furnished some evidence to support traditional claims for Guinea Hen Weed for treating infections. These biologically active compounds are present at much higher concentrations in the roots than in the leaves. Extracts prepared from fresh lacerated roots were found to inhibit the growth of a variety of bacteria and fungi, including those causing food_ borne illness, respiratory disorders, and genital infections, according to a study published in a March 2006 issue of the " Journal of Ethnopharmacology".