Green plum, or Prunus mume, or Qing Mei Guo in Chinese, contains abundant calcium, iron, sodium, manganese, and other essential nutrients and organic acids for the human body. It is a common fruit in China Fujian and Taiwan and its neighboring Asian countries. Green plum was first applied medically by Chinese herbalists in the 5th century. It has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to help in the purification of blood, promotion of metabolism, and in digestion, detoxification and enhancing bowel movement.
Mulberry leaf (powder), which Latin name is Folium mori, and Chinese name is Sangye, is rich in multiple trace elements, such as amino acids, vitamin C and antioxidants that are essential to the human body. Among these elements, the most valuable are Rutoside and DNJ. The latest Chinese research has shown that Rutoside and DNJ are effective in regulating blood fat, balancing blood pressure, reducing blood glucose, and boosting metabolism. So they are widely used as raw materials for curing diabetes. Mulberry leaf’s main functions include anti-inflammation, anti-aging, anti-bacteria and virus, maintenance of good health, dieresis and sedation, and reducing blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipids.
Cassia seed, Latin name for the Chinese senna juemingzi, comes from the cassia plant that grows wild annually in North, Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. This plant is considered a particularly serious weed in many places. The seeds that are threshed off the plant can be used either raw or after being fried. In traditional Chinese medicine, cassia seeds are mainly used to treat conjunctival congestion, swelling and pain, dizziness, and headache caused by liver inflammation. It is used in combination with the drugs for clearing liver inflammation, relieving dryness and loosening the bowels.
Dietary fiber or roughage is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants. It has two main components. The first one is soluble fiber, which dissolves in water, is readily fermented in the colon into gases and physiologically active byproducts, and can be prebiotic and viscous. It delays gastric emptying which in turn can cause an extended feeling of fullness. The other component is insoluble fiber, which does not dissolve in water, is metabolically inert and provides bulking, or it can be prebiotic and metabolically ferment in the large intestine. Bulking fibers absorb water as they move through the digestive system, easing defecation.
Yerba mate tea powder contains more than 11 types of polyphenols that have been claimed to have various effects on human health. Research has found that yerba mate may improve allergy symptoms and reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure. Yerba Mate also contains compounds that act as an appetite suppressant and possible weight loss tool, increases mental energy and focus, improves mood and promotes deeper sleep.
Natural carotenoids can act as antioxidants, and can act directly to absorb damaging blue and nearultraviolet light, in order to protect the macula of the retina, the part of the eye with the sharpest vision. Carotenoid’s effectiveness has been proven in fighting against aging. It also can assist in increasing the number of cells and viability used by the host immune system.