Chinese Herbs And Plants As Potential Cures For Dementia

For hundreds of years, herbs and plants have been used in Asian cultures long before medicines were discovered. They definitely offer outstanding results and they’re actually still being used today. But anyone who intends to try any new herbal and foods combinations, they should first consult with their doctor. As more researchers perform thorough testing on some of the common foods we eat, a few amazing evidences are slowly being unwrapped.

For instance, beetroot has recently been shown to improve the endurance of athletes after they drank half a liter of this herb. That certainly seems like a lot but actually, that’s only a couple of glasses every day, and if it provides you with extra energy and strength then get the juicer out. Beetroot has also proven to yield incredible results for hypertension, reducing it for a whole day after intake.

Another everyday drink for many is red wine food. Its main ingredient is resveratrol that has been getting results in the laboratory. Resveratrol fed to mice ended up looking younger, less obese, having more stamina, and lived longer than the mice that were not treated with resveratrol. While you may need to eat a lot to attain those dramatic results, it has been recommended for a long time to drink red wine at least once a day.

The West is slowly opening up to Chinese medicine which is gaining popularity for the simple fact that it works. And although the supplement and vitamin market is immense, it can be a lot beneficial to acquire your nutrients from the food you eat than from any other thing.

And of course, there is the most recent discovery of the benefits of caffeine on patients suffering from dementia. Drinking a cup or two short blacks each day has been shown to reverse the effects of dementia by by more than fifty percent. Findings such as this are being reported on a daily basis, as more people discover that some of their favorite foods have a real positive effect on their health and wellbeing.

Ni Nan Gilbert is a licensed acupuncturist in Bellmore, NY with certification in Chinese Herbology and over 16 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine.