Plu Kow is best known as an immunomodulatory herb and is currently being tested at AIDS hospitals in Thailand with promising initial results. The Thai common name for the “heart leaf” used for centuries in traditional Asian herbal medicine in support of the immune system. H. cordata was used by Chinese scientists to tackle SARS as it is conventionally used to treat pneumonia.
Black rice is a rare variety revered for its health benefits and, in ancient China, black rice was reserved exclusively for the Emperor’s Family and Royalty Court. Black rice is a bran-complete whole-grain which is gluten free, cholesterol free, low in fat, sugar and salt yet high in fiber, amino acids, anthocyanin antioxidants, Vitamins B and E, niacin, thiamin, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. It is nutritionally well-balanced functional super food.
Matcha Green Tea has been traditionally used for medicinal uses going back back 5000 years in China. A natural stimulant, green tea leaves contain low levels of caffeine, but in combination with L-Theanine, a water-soluble amino acid that neutralizes the speedy “rise and crash” effect typical of caffeine. Green tea invigorates without draining your energy.
Mangosteen, Mangostana garicinia, contains a powerful, life-enhancing bio-active phyto-nutrient compounds, “Xanthones,” inside the pulp (rind). Xanthones are found nowhere in nature in more abundance and are super strength antioxidants with a long list of beneficial properties.
Jiaogulan (“jow-goo-lan”), Gynostemma pentaphyllum, is known as a native to S. W. China, known for the longevity of its inhabitants where it is known as the “Herb of Immortality” taken in the morning to provide energy and after work to relive fatigue. Modern science has confirmed that Jiaogulan increases oxygen utilization and assists efficient cardiac function. Jiaogulan became known to the West when Chinese athletes used it as a secret weapon in their pursuit of Olympic metals.
Moringa, Moringa oleifera, also known as the “Tree of Life”, supports natural holistic health. Its nutritional value and curative properties make moringa one of natures’ most gifted botanicals. Moringa leaves are known for lowering blood pressure, lowering blood sugar levels, reducing chronic inflammation and calming the nervous system.