Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor
This is not medical advice I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.
Chinese foxglove (Rehmannia glutinosa)
Rehmania helps to prevent insulin resistance which causes type 2 diabetes.
Rehmannia is neuroprotective so prevents nerve damage and improves brain function. Rehmannia also protects the brain from glutamate toxicity. Because rehmannia prevents glutamate toxicity it would also help to reduce convulsions because it would improve the function of the GABA receptors.
Rehmannia protects the body from the negative effects of endotoxins. It has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Rehmannia is best taken at night because it has sedative effects.
Rehmannia my help prevent osteoporosis.
Rehmannia improves mitochondrial function which increases ATP levels. This is also why rehmannia increases exercise endurance. Rehmannia also prevents muscle atrophy. This would also prevent obesity and diabetes but when first taken it can cause hypoglycemia. I would never take this excessively or in high doses.
Rehmannia my prevent fibrosis in the lungs.
Rehmannia does help to prevent type 2 diabetes but can cause hypoglycemia. Rehmannia also improves the health of the pancreas.
Rehmannia helps to prevent some of the effects of aging by turning on the antiaging genes. It also stimulate autophagy which helps to clear infection, clean junk out of the cells and improve mitochondria function which would help prevent obesity and diabetes.
Ok this study has to be read separately. The reason I say this is because it helps to prevent Parkinson’s. It does it by inhibiting the very things that herpes viruses use to infect cells. Is Parkinson’s actually an infection with a herpes virus? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7448250/