Sea cucumber, also known as Sea Slug, Japonicus, Stichopus, Selenka, Sea cucumbers have been used as a food source and medicinal ingredient in Asian and Middle Eastern countries for centuries. It most commonly found in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, they are considered a delicacy in many Asian cultures. They live on sea floors throughout the world, but the greatest population is found in the Pacific Ocean.
Sea cucumber is an oblong_ shaped it is known that sea cucumber is the marine invertebrate that related to sea urchins and starfish. It is a featured component of a festive New year's banquet dish called "the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea". Most sea cucumbers resemble large caterpillars. It has been used in China as a treatment for thousands of years. Sea cucumber beneficial for people suffering from arthritis, joint pains, fatigue, constipation, impotence, cancer, and frequent urination. Sea cucumber is also a natural treatment it has the ability for healing wounds. Sea cucumber is rich in vitamins, protein, and mineral.
1. Vitamin A
Eating sea cucumber can also help you with vitamin A intake. Each serving of sea cucumber provides 310 international units of vitamin A, which covers 13 per cent of the vitamin A needs for women and 10 per cent for men. Like niacin, vitamin A is good for your skin_ it's important for cell growth, including the growth of your skin cells_ and it also plays a critical role in supporting healthy eyesight, energy production and immunity.
A study published in the journal pancreas in 2010 suggests that Frondanol_A5P ( a substance extracted from a sea cucumber species called Cucumaria frondosa) may aid in the prevention or treatment of pancreatic cancer. In tests on human pancreatic cancer cells, the studies authors observed that sea cucumber extract may fight cancer by inducing apoptosis ( a type of programmed cell death essential for stopping the proliferation of cancer cells).
3. Provides Minerals
Sea cucumber can provide a great source of minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. These minerals are the ones that take part in regulating the body function. The iron nutrient can help you to promote the blood regulation for other parts while calcium is the major one to promote the strong bones. Magnesium is to promote the building of strong bones.
4. Improving Gum Disease
The study reported in the " Journal of Oral Science", involved 28 volunteers who either brush their teeth with sea cucumber toothpaste or with a toothpaste that was identical except for the extract. By the end of the three_ months trial, patients who had gotten the sea cucumber toothpaste who used the sea cucumber toothpaste experienced significant improvements in bleeding, swelling, removing plaque buildup treat chronic gingivitis and prevent gum.
5. High in Protein
Sea cucumbers can provide a valuable protein boot. According to Subhuti Dharmananda, Director of the Institute for Traditional Medicine in Portland, Oregon, sea cucumbers are high in protein than almost any other food, except for egg whites. Adding protein sources to meals and snacks helps keep you full by slowing down the emptying of your stomach. This can help you eat less and stabilize your blood sugar levels.
Sea cucumber provides us with a considerable amount of iron, an essential mineral. Consuming iron from your diet helps boots circulation your body incorporates the iron into red blood cells, which then go on to transport oxygen in your bloodstream. Iron also supports healthy immune function, and getting enough iron helps ensure that you can fight infections.
7. Healing Wounds
Sea cucumber is a natural treatment it has the ability for healing wounds. A study conducted by "Marine Drug" evidence that the arachidic acid that contained in sea cucumber is one of the compounds that have a responsibility to speed up wound healing. If you have a burn wound or scars, sea cucumber can speed up the healing process.
8. Anti_ Inflammatory Activity
A study published in October 2011 in "Marine Drugs" shown that sea cucumbers have the anti_ inflammatory properties to reduce the pain caused by the disease. the study has shown that arthritis can be cured with sea cucumber compounds. sea cucumber contains high levels of chondroitin sulfate, compounds such as mucopolysaccharides, glucosamine and chondroitin. The scientist M. Bollinger the author of Cancer book told the media about the sea cucumber benefit it is very effective to use in order to treat joint pain and arthritic pain, and that it has the highest number of chondroitin sulphate compare to other animals.