Products, Ingredients and Health Benefits

 

 

Products, Ingredients and Health Benefits

 

 

 

Nanny Hills Productions

 

      Chaney Root

 

 

  • This plant is high in iron content. This makes it excellent for cleansing  and building up the blood, especially in cases of anemia or low blood count.
  • This plant is high in iron content. This makes it excellent for cleansing  and building up the blood, especially in cases of anemia or low blood count.
  • Persons suffering from pain can gain relief by using Chaney root.
  • It is useful for skin problems. It is a well-known aphrodisiac and persons with low sex drive or impotence are benefited by using this herb.

In addition, Chaney Root:

  • Helps clean your system of chemicals
  • Helps remove toxic substances
  • Helps prevent impotency
  • Helps Bowel Movement

Chaney root is good for rheumatism and arthritis, skin problems, and promotes physical strength.

     Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla roots are used to get relief from various ailments. Anti inflammatory properties are found in its roots. Anti bacterial properties found in sarsaparilla roots are due to  the saponin substance in it.

Benefits:

  • It is used in treatment of various nervous disorders.
  • Sarsaparilla tea is a natural blood purifier.
  • It is taken as a tonic to provide  energy and stamina.
  • The herb is used to develop muscle mass.
  • The herb is also used for protection against radiation exposure.
  • It is good for treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.
  • Rheumatism, gout and arthritis can be effectively treated with sarsaparilla herb.
  • It is also good for eyewash.

Sarsaparilla herb is also used in treatment of multiple sclerosis, flatulence, breathing disorders, mercury poisoning and various STD’s.

Precautions for using Sarsaparilla herb

Following are some of the precautions while using sarsaparilla herb:

  • It may cause stomach irritation and kidney problems.
  • Large doses can cause gastrointestinal irritation.
  • Prescription medicines should not be used along with the herb as the medicine may be absorbed and excreted more quickly.
  • Asthma patients should not take the herb as it can worsen the condition.
  • Pregnant and nursing mothers should avoid it.

     Strong Back

Strong Back  is another herb which grows deep in the rainforest and which has proved to be very effective for managing chronic hepatitis C.  It is a climbing vine whose botanical name is Desmodium adscendens (sometimes called amor seco or Strong Back herb).

People with liver pain from this condition have found relief in 24 hours and over a period of 60-90 days their elevated liver enzyme levels drop dramatically. But it doesn’t actually kill the hepatitis virus–it works on liver repair.

The herb which has shown in animal studies to kill the hepatitis virus is called “Chanca Piedra” or Break-Stone. It looks like a small fern and grows in swampy areas of the rainforest.

Other Benefits:

Strong Back Root is a tonic that tones the body.

  • It is effective in strengthening the back, the muscles and reproductive organs.
  • It relieves impotence.
  • It is beneficial to persons suffering from respiratory ailments, as well as those suffering from pain.
  • It also cleanses the blood and is useful for kidney and pulmonary problems.
  • Women gain relief from menstrual pains when they use this herb.

 
 

     Noni Root

Researchers believe that Noni activates the immune system, stimulating the release of important immune factors (i.e. tumor necrosis factor (TNF) interferon and inter-leukin) that inhibits the growth of tumors.

An extract of Damnacanthal from Noni Root was shown to inhibit cell proliferation (tumor growth), which are often precursors of certain types of cancer in human tumors.

Additional Noni Root is found to provide pain relieving (analgesic) and sedative effects in animal studies.

The benefits of Noni are endless.  Below is a list of Noni’s properties and the benefits of these properties:

  • Phytonutrients: Natural chemicals found in Noni root that provide nourishment to cells, tissues, and organs, fight free radicals, ward off disease, and may even reverse the effects of aging and pollution. They are also believed to block the processes that lead to cancer.
  • Polysaccharides: Important compounds that stimulate and modulate the immune system and its response to cancer. Profoundly influences anti-cancer activity on the molecular level.
  • Selenium: An important anti-oxidant and trace element found in Noni juice that preserves the skin’s elasticity, thus slowing the aging process. Selenium also increases oxygen flow to the heart and may prevent blood clotting and hypertension.
  • Anthraquinones (Damnacanthol): Important antiseptic and anti-bacterial plant chemicals found in Noni Root. They have been shown in laboratory tests to kill pre-cancer cells, Lewis Lung carcinoma, and prevent DNA damage. It stimulates the immune response to cancer by activating the body’s T-cells, or “Cancer Killers.” T-cells are extremely important for people suffering from cancer, AIDS, or other diseases which compromise the body’s immune systems.
  • Glycosides: Newly discovered compounds that prevent cancer and scavenge free radicals.
  • Scopoletin: A little-known, but hard-working chemical component of Noni Root with many wonderful health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. It regulates serotonin, the body’s “feel-good” hormone, which helps to ward off feelings of anxiety and depression, and may be why people who drink Noni juice often experience a sense of well-being. It is a vasodilator and lowers blood pressure. It binds to melatonin and helps to regulate sleep, hunger, and body temperature. As if all these were not enough, scopoletin is also an analgesic.
  • Terpene: Rejuvenates cells and rids the body of toxins.
  • Limonene: A bitter cancer-fighting compound commonly found in Noni Root and citrus fruits.
  • Adaptogen: An adaptogen is a substance that has a global balancing effect on all body systems. There are only 12 known adaptogens; of these 12, Noni Root is said to be the “premiere” adaptogen.
  • Alkalinity: Tissues degrade and disease thrives in an acidic environment. Noni Root promotes an alkaline body chemistry, the optimal state for good health.
  • Anti-Oxidant: Anti-oxidants, such as green tea, pycnogenol, and vitamin C, among others, are important in neutralizing “free radicals”, or particles that cause DNA damage that can lead to cancer.
  • Noni Root has recently been found to be the most effective of all known anti-oxidants.
  • Low Glycemic Index: A 3:1 ratio of carbohydates to fiber in Noni Root helps balance blood sugar levels.
  • Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory, and Selective Cox II Inhibitor: Unlike typical pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, Noni Root decreases pain and inflammation while protecting stomach, kidney, and liver cells.
  • Humectant:  Noni helps tissues retain moisture.
  • Immuno-modulator: Noni intelligently supports the immune system, not just by boosting it, but by regulating it to suppress the allergic and auto-allergic responses.

    

     Comfrey

Common Uses:

Brusies, Cuts & Wounds, Diabetes, Eczema, Gastriris/ulcer, Skin care, Sore Throat, Sunburn

Benefits and Properties:

  • AntiCancer
  • Antioxidant
  • Astringent
  • Demulcent
  • Emollient
  • Expectorant
  • Vulerary

Comfrey is also a good source of Vitamin b-12, protein and zinc.

 

     Rosemary

Rosemary leaf is used in Europe for indigestion (dyspepsia) and is approved by the German Commission E, which examines the safety and efficacy of herbs.

 Benefits:

  •  Rosemary prevents and relieves indigestion.
  • It’s good for muscle and joint pain.
  • Applied topically (to the skin), rosemary oil is sometimes used to treat muscle pain and arthritis and to improve circulation.
  • Historically, rosemary has been used to stimulate hair growth and is used to treat alopecia.
  • Neutralizes food-borne pathogens.  Several studies show that rosemary inhibits food-borne pathogens like Listeria mono-cytogenes, B. Cereus, and S. aureus.
  • Rosemary Improves memory and concentration.  Rosemary is often used in aromatherapy to increase concentration and memory, and to relieve stress. One study suggests that rosemary, combined with other pleasant smelling oils, may lower cortisol levels and help reduce anxiety. Another study found that the use of lavender and rosemary essential oil sachets reduced test taking stress in graduate nursing students.

Possible Interactions:

  • Rosemary may affect the blood’s ability to clot. It could interfere with any blood thinning drugs you are taking, including: Antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners) –Warfarin (Coumadin), Clopidogrel (Plavix), Aspirin
  •  Rosemary may interfere with the action of ACE inhibitors taken for high blood pressure.                                                        ACE inhibitors — Captpril (Capoten), Elaropril (Vasotec), Lisinopril (Zestril), Fosinopril (Monopril)

— Because rosemary can act as a diuretic, it can increase the effects of some water pills drugs.

That can raise your risk of dehydration.  Diuretics (water pills): Furosemide (Lasix), Hydrocholorothiazide,

Lithium — Because of its diuretic effects, rosemary might cause the body to lose too much water and the amount of lithium in the body to build up to toxic levels.

Diabetes — Rosemary may alter blood sugar levels and could interfere with any drugs taken to control diabetes.

 

 

     Eucalyptus

 

 

Benefits:

Asthma. Developing research suggests that eucalyptol, a chemical found in eucalyptus oil, might be able to break up mucous. Some people with severe asthma have been able to lower their dosage of steroid medications if they take eucalyptol. But don’t try this without your healthcare provider’s advice and monitoring.

Eucalyptus roots:

  • Reducing swelling (inflammation) of the upper airway tract.
  • Relieves Stuffy nose
  • Helps heal wounds.
  • Heals burns.
  • Helps with the healing of Ulcers.
  • Helps clear up Acne.
  • Helps with bleeding gums.
  • Improves bladder diseases.
  • Helps to lower blood sugar in diabetics.
  • Reduces Fever.
  • Relieves symptoms of flu.
  • Helps with Liver and gallbladder problems.
  • Increases appetite.
  • Helps relieve rrthritis pain.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of eucalyptus for these uses.

Interactions with other medication:

Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) substrates)

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Eucalyptus oil might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking eucalyptus oil along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking eucalyptus oil, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.

Some medications that are changed by the liver include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), and pantoprazole (Protonix); diazepam (Valium); carisoprodol (Soma); nelfinavir (Viracept); and others.

Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)

Eucalyptus leaf extract might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking eucalyptus leaf extract along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.

Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.

     Vervain

 

Benefits:

  • The aerial parts have been used traditionally for many conditions, including: stimulation of lactation and treatment of dysmenorrhea
  • Jaundice
  • Gout
  • Kidney stones
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia.
  • Vervain is also considered an astringent, a bitter digestive tonic, and a diuretic.

Avoid Vervain if you are pregnant or a nursing mother.  Adverse reactions have been reported.

     Blood Wisp

  • Also known as Caribbean grapes
  • Used to purge the blood and alleviate pain.
  • Used in treatment of lyme disease
  • Microbial defense

     Guinea Hen Weed (aka Anamu)



Guinea Hen Weed has used for centuries for both its medicine and magic!

In Cuba, herbalists take the whole plant and use it to treat cancer and diabetes and as an anti-inflammatory and abortive.  At Nanny Hills Productions we also use the whole plant in our mixture.

  • Anamus has been widely used to reduce a vast array of medical conditions in traditional societies, particularly those of the Amazonian people.  These societies used the plant to aid with generalized pain, cancer, snake bite, cold and flu, mental conditions, paralysis, fever, and as a remedy for arrow poisoning.
  • Studies on the Anamu plant have shown that extracts of Anamu slowed the growth of leukemia cells, as well as other forms of cancerous tumor cells.
  • The plant was also confirmed to possess cytotoxic effects (the ability to actually kill off cancer cells).  A 2002 study confirmed the ability to kill a liver cancer cell line, as well as slow the growth of cancer cells in the brain.
  • Other studies demonstrate its powerful immunostimulant properties.  Multiple research confirms that Anamu extract can stimulate immune cell production, as well as boost natural killer cell activity by 100%!
  • Many cultures have utilized Anamu flowers, leaves and roots for temedies of a variety of negative health conditions.  Today it is being extensively researched for its use in fighting both cancer and leukemia, as well as immune disorders.  In general it is a common remedy for colds, flues and viruses, and may prevent and reduce Candida, yeast infections and urinary tract infections.  Anamu is also a powerful pain reliever and anti-inflammatory.
  • It is also an antibacterial, antifungal, antitumorous and antiviral agent.  With a powerful ability to boost the immune system and regulate the nervous system, documentation on the herb shows that it was traditionally used as an anti-anxiety aid.
  • It was also a well known antioxident, fighting free radicals from the body, and was also an anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, diaporetic and diuretic.  With a distinct ability to lower fever and resolve digestive upset, this herb was highly revered by traditional medicinalists.
  • Organic Anamu provides many health benefits due to its unique composition of several biologically active compounds. Some of these include flavonoids, benzoic acid, coumarin, triterpenes, steroids, tannins, sulfuric agents, isoarborinol, senfol, and trithiolaniacine.

     Moringa