Benefits of Rehmannia.

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?

Benefits of gingko.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I am writing this for educational purposes this is not medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Gingko (Gingko biloba)

Gingko is good at improving blood flow and preventing high blood pressure. The leaves contain high levels of some of the most potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Because of it’s ability to improve blood flow, reduce oxidative stress and reduce inflammation it prevents brains swelling and improves cognitive function. One side effect when someone first starts taking it if they have damage from sepsis or chronic illness the improved blood flow to those areas of the brain could cause pain temporarily. This happened to me and and the headache and eye pain it caused after about three days cleared up and and my cognitive function started to improve. I would not take high dose because it has very potent anticoagulant properties.

Gingko has been shown to improves hearing and prevent hearing loss. It improves motor health and emotional health. Gingko reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. Gingko also improves sleep quality.

Gingko prevents glutamate toxicity which would improve NMDA receptor health. High glutamate levels is noticeable by the headaches that occur. It causes headache so severe it seems as if the skull is going to split open.

Gingko prevents prancreatitis and prevents pancreatic infection.

Gingko reduces symptoms of PMS. Gingko improves sexual function especially in women.

Gingko improves eye health and has been found to prevent pink eye.

Gingko helps prevent cardiovascular disease by improving blood circulation, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress and increasing nitric oxide levels. Because gingko improve blood flow it promote healing throughout the body.

Gingko improves skin health.

Gingko is effective against many bacteria that causes gut infections. Gingko has been found to inhibit the herpes simplex virus and many other RNA viruses.

If you take excessive amounts you can experience nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and headaches. High doses of gingko can damage the liver. Also if it is taken for more then three months it can start to damage the liver. I have known people who have taken it long term without liver damage but I see no reason to take it continually once a person has healed. In studies showing it causes liver damage excessive amounts were given for extended periods of time. I do doubt the studies showing it causes liver and kidney damage because gingko is an Nrf2 activator which is the master regulator of the antioxidant enzymes. Humans are exposed to excessive amounts of light now days which damages the photoreceptors in the body. Gingko helps prevent this from happening. So the studies showing the harm it does are suspicious to me.