Herbal Supplements

Since 2009, Buro Buro Springs has started making generic natural dietary supplements from various plants that we also plant within the property. Many of these have medicinal traditions that go back thousands of years to earlier civilizations. Originally started as a way of making dietary supplements for the whole family, it is now in the process of testing and research. It will soon qualify for licensing and development for commercial sale. All our herbal products are certified organic by NICERT.

 

Ashitaba

Ashitaba is a lush green plant that has its origins in the northern Japanese island of Hachijo where the warm tropical currents pass by on their way North to meet the cold Arctic waters of the Pacific. Its name means “tomorrow’s leaf,” aptly termed due to its ability to reproduce its green stem and leaf almost on a daily basis, exhibiting a strong energetic life force or Qi.

Ashitaba’s scientific name, Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi, comes from the Latin name for “angel,” most likely due to its “heavenly”, well known health benefits that have given it such notoriety. The inhabitants of Hachijo Island are well known for their longevity, having some of the longest life spans on earth (i.e. many commonly live well into their 90’s in good health). Ashitaba has been an integral part of their diet for hundreds of years.

The oldest written record of the benefits of ashitaba appear to be more than 2,000 years old. Of the many thousands of known plants, ashitaba belongs to the elite 1% category called “medicinal plants.” In China, ashitaba has had a long history of use to purify the blood, detoxify the liver, cleanse the colon, improve lung function, enhance blood circulation, improve nerve dysfunction, and relieve muscle and joint pain.

From the Ming Dynasty to the Shogun warriors, the ashitaba plant traveled from China to Japan and was a well guarded secret of strength and longevity for hundreds of years among the elite classes of society. In traditional Chinese medicine, ashitaba is considered a superior, strengthening yin tonic. It has a wide range of known, health-promoting benefits. It provides immune system stimulation, promotes healthy function of the stomach and intestines, demonstrates specific anti-viral and anti-bacterial activity and reduces inflammation.

Ashitaba

 

Ashitaba has been used in China for centuries for a number of medicinal purposes including relief of muscle and nerve discomfort. In recent studies, Ashitaba has out-performed other herbal supplements including green tea , for anti-oxidant potential according to the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) guide. It possesses phenolic compounds active as an Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Tumorigenic, Anti-Carcinogenic , Anti-Microbial and Detoxifier.

Other studies show it helps cleanse the blood, regulate blood sugar levels (anti-diabetic action), promote healthy cholesterol levels (decreasing unhealthy LDL cholesterol), stimulates the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) for excellent nerve function, suppresses cell growth abnormalities such as tumors (as seen in cancer), helps decrease high blood pressure, remove toxic wastes from the body, aids natural sleep cycles, improves visual acuity and provides peri-menopausal relief. An interesting side benefit many users of ashitaba have reported their skin feels smoother and much healthier.

Ashitaba’s Benefits in Chronic Disease
Ashitaba has been successfully used in the following conditions:

  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Poor blood cell reproduction and anemia
  • Blood cleansing and purification
  • High blood pressure
  • Poor circulation
  • Carcinoma
  • Hangover
  • Asthma and other breathing problems
  • Common colds and flu
  • Infertility (poor production of sperm)
  • Diabetes and blood sugar imbalances
  • Shoulder pain & stiffness and other muscle problems

 

  • Constipation (has laxative effects)
  • Edema (acts as a natural diuretic)
  • Neurosis (nerve problems including nerve damage)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gl tract disorders, including acute gastritis, chronic gastritis,
  • Chronic Fatigue achlorhydria,stomach cancer, duodenal ulcer, gastric atonia, chronic enteritis
  • Aging of skin

References
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formation of DNA adducts and tumors induced by benzo[a]pyrene and 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene in skin. Carcinogenesis 18:1521-1527, 1997.

Inamor, Y, et al., Anti-bacterial activity of two chalcones, xanthoangelol and 4-hydroxyderiicin, isolated from Angelial
Keisei Koidzumi, Osaka University of Pharmacological Sciences, Japan, Pharmacological Therapy, 1991, Dec.

Okayama, et al., Anti-tumor promotion by principles obtained in Angelica Keiski, Department of Pharmacology and
Phytochemistry, Meji College of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan.

E, Hayashi A, Takahashi R, Aoyagi Y, Murakami T, Kimoto K. Effects of angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitor from
Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei) on blood pressure of spontaneously hypertensive rats. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology (Tokyo). 1999;45(3):375-383.

 

 

Turmeric & Black Pepper  (Kalawag & Pamienta)

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of ailments. Turmeric is widely used as a food coloring and gives Indian curry its distinctive flavor and yellow color. It is also used in mustard and to color butter and cheese. Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds. Curcumin, its active ingredient, is also a powerful antioxidant; antioxidants scavenge particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. In addition, curcumin reduces inflammation by lowering levels of two inflammatory enzymes (called COX-2 and LOX) in the body and stops platelets from clumping together to form blood clots. . Turmeric is considered to have promising results for fighting infections and some cancers, reducing inflammation, and treating digestive problems.

In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric has many medicinal properties and many in South Asia use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. It is also used as an antibacterial agent. It is taken in some Asian countries as a dietary supplement, which allegedly helps with stomach problems and other ailments. It is popularly taken as a tea in Okinawa, Japan. Pakistanis also use it as an anti-inflammatory agent, and remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome. In Afghanistan and northwest Pakistan, turmeric is applied to a piece of burnt cloth, and placed over a wound to cleanse and stimulate recovery. Indians, in addition to its Ayurvedic properties, use turmeric in a wide variety of creams for all sorts of skin diseases

Research suggests that turmeric may be helpful for the following conditions:

Indigestion or Dyspepsia

Curcumin stimulates the gallbladder to produce bile, which some people think may help improve digestion. In Germany, the German Commission E, an authoritative body that determines which herbs can be safely prescribed in that country, has approved turmeric for a variety of digestive disorders. And at least one double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed that turmeric reduced symptoms of bloating and gas in people suffering from indigestion.

Ulcerative colitis

Turmeric may help maintain remission in people with ulcerative colitis. In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study, people whose ulcerative colitis was in remission received either curcumin or placebo, along with conventional medical treatment, for 6 months. Those who took curcumin had a relapse rate that was much lower than those who took placebo.

Osteoarthritis

Because of its ability to reduce inflammation, turmeric may help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. A study of people using an Ayurvedic formula of herbs and minerals containing turmeric, as well as Withinia somnifera (winter cherry), Boswellia serrata (Boswellia), and zinc, significantly reduced pain and disability. While encouraging for the value of this Ayurvedic combination therapy to help with osteoarthritis, it is difficult to know how much of this success is from turmeric alone, one of the other individual herbs, or the combination of herbs working in tandem.

Atherosclerosis

Early studies suggest that turmeric may help prevent atherosclerosis (the buildup of plaque that can block arteries and lead to heart attack or stroke) in one of two ways. First, in animal studies an extract of turmeric lowered cholesterol levels and kept LDL or “bad” cholesterol from building up in blood vessels, a process that helps form plaque. Because it stops platelets from clumping together, turmeric may also prevent blood clots from building up along the walls of arteries. However, it isn’t yet known whether turmeric would have this effect in humans, or how much you would have to take to see any benefit.

Cancer

There has been a great deal of research on turmeric’s anti-cancer potential, but results are still very early. Evidence from test tube and animal studies suggests that curcumin may help prevent, control, or kill several types of cancers, including prostate, breast, skin, and colon. Curcumin’s effects may be due to its ability to stop the blood vessels that supply cancerous tumors from growing, and its preventive effects may come from its strength as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage. More research is needed. Cancer should be treated with conventional medications; never rely on alternative therapies alone to treat cancer.

Reference

University of Maryland Medical Center   ( http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/turmeric )

 

 

Moringa  (Malunggay)

Moringa Oleifera is a species of tree native to the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, now cultivated across Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. Packed with a full spectrum of nutrients, it is the most nutrient-dense plant ever studied. Commonly referred to simply as Moringa, is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. Moringa is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses, it is considered by many to be one of nature’s most giving plants. Chock full of nutrients, anti-oxidants, and vital proteins, moringa is possibly the most amazing botanical ever studied.

Known as the “Tree of Life”, Moringa Oleifera is one of nature’s most wholesome foods. Moringa leaf powder contains more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants, as well as all 8 essential amino acids. It is rich in flavonoids including Quercetin, Kaempferol, Beta‐Sitosterol, Caffeoylquinic acid and Zeatin.

Moringa has an amazing range of medicinal uses because of its high nutritional value. Most parts of the moringa plant contain a profile of important minerals and are an excellent source of proteins, vitamins,  beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its compelling water purifying powers and high nutritional value, Moringa is also very important for its medicinal value.

Moringa grows in over 82 countries and is known by over 200 different names. It is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on earth. It is recognized throughout the world as an amazing source of nutrition by The National Geographic Society, The National Science Foundation, and The United Nations World Food Program. Hundreds of charity organizations around the world have based entire nutrition programs and sustainability programs around the moringa plant. Amazingly, Moringa Oleifera is referenced in over 300 folk medicine remedies. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities. Moringa Oleifera is being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine, particularly in South Asia.

The Ayurvedic medicine traditions of India has many uses for the moringa tree, including a natural antibiotic, an aid in childbirth, treatment of liver disorders, and many other uses. Siddha medicine holds that the leaves are full of medicinal properties. A common name given to the moringa tree in Indian culture is “mother’s best friend.” Moringa seed is used as a sexual virility drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men and also in women for prolonging sexual activity.

Also known as the Malunggay tree, it is recognized for its rich nutrients, proteins and vitamins. This plant is known to be very rich with Vitamin A, which is important for the development of eyes from growing children, and contains high levels of calcium, important for brain and skeletal health. Countless products are made from the various parts of the moringa plant, including the leaves, seeds, roots, and bark. Vitamin capsules for nutritional food supplements, teas, shampoos, soaps, skin care products, and perfumes are just a few of the many products that use moringa as an active ingredient. Moringa seed cake is also used for water purification where industrial water treatment is unavailable.


30 Responses to Herbal Supplements

  1. dang abad says:

    how can i avail of your ashitaba capsule? tnx

  2. Lexy says:

    i would like to avail of ashitaba and turmeric and black pepper capsules. however, i am in the uae presently and my relatives are in baguio city. i wonder if your supplements are available somewhere else… and may please be informed of the price of each?

    thank you very much!

    • vermiP says:

      Hi Lexy,

      You may order our supplements through Rose Ann at 0917 3000431, They can also send the pills to Baguio through a forwarder, you just pay the cost of shipping. Thanks

      Paul

  3. i’m leaving in Laguna,phil.

    • vermiP says:

      For orders, please call Rose Ann at 0917 3000 431. She can arrange shipping to your location and you can pay through bank transfers. Thanks

  4. Rabiat says:

    Hi. how can I get any of these herbal products in Nigeria?

  5. Sherly Pabrea says:

    Is the product safe? Is it BFAD & FDA approved? Is there any reactions after taking the products? I’ve read a lot of ASHITABA, is there any difference from your product? And how much does it cost if it will be for shipment here in Quezon Province, exactly in Lucena City? Kindly email me for further details regarding your product. I would highly appreciate your response. Thank you and good day!!!

    • vermiP says:

      For more information regarding our products and ordering them, you may call Rose Ann at 0917 3000431

  6. rachel says:

    may i know how much is the cost of the ashitaba capsule and how many tablets to be taken daily?

  7. norman vitug says:

    hi im from pamoanga how can i avail of this product?

  8. ferlin enriquez says:

    how can i get your ashitaba capsule.

  9. Fred Lianza says:

    Hi..just want to know how much will it cost for a bottle of ashitaba capsules..how and where to avail it..your info thru internet is quite less informative..will appreciate if you can give me more clear details especially on the price quotation.. thanks..

  10. Edwin Sanchez says:

    where to buy those ashitaba, turmeric & black pepper and Moringa capsules? How much? here is my mobile number 09334975519

  11. Emjay says:

    Hello,

    Where can I buy your organic calamansi juice? Thanks a lot.

  12. helen says:

    for who i can order ashitaba? i can buy per kg of this powder? pls send some details in my email. Thanks

  13. Yana says:

    Hi, Where can we buy the Malunggay and Ashitaba capsules?

    • vermiP says:

      we don’t have outlets but you may order them with Rose Ann at 034 4330362. They will send it via courier wherever you are. thanks

  14. des says:

    Hi, ask ko lang kung san pwede makabili ng ashitaba capsule?

    • vermiP says:

      we don’t have outlets but you may order them with Rose Ann at 034 4330362. They will send it via courier wherever you are. thanks

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