A tomato is a superfood containing lycopene, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, phosphorous, iron, vitamin K, magnesium, as well as other important nutrients. The health benefits of tomatoes have been known since ancient times and include protect against cancer, promote healthy hair and skin, help with diabetes management, maintain healthy blood pressure, lower cholesterol, boost digestive health, help relieve constipation, and help with vision.
Star anise is a spice, which grows as dark brown star-shaped pods containing powerful bioactive compounds that contribute to good health. Star anise may be used to help fight colds and influenza, improve digestion, boost immune system, alleviate gas, reduce abdominal cramps and bloating, help with constipation, help reduce the risk of cancer, reduce menstrual cramps, promote menstruation, increase flow of breast milk, ease childbirth, increase libido, calm nerves, and relieve sleep disorders.
Turmeric is a yellow root that belongs to the ginger family and is commonly used as a spice in many dishes around the world. It is rich in nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, niacin, potassium, and zinc as well as a great source of curcumin. Turmeric is a major part of Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine and has been used to help with easing joint pain, protecting the heart, improving one’s mood, improving cognitive function, preventing cancer, helping with digestive problems, relieving headaches, reducing inflammation and help with arthritis pain, easing menstrual pain, and boosting the immune system.
Cascara sagrada is in the category of a stimulating laxative. It stimulates contractions in the smooth muscles lining the large intestine. This IC is appropriate for anyone suffering from acute or chronic constipation. As an IC the risk of dependence with long-term use is dramatically reduced. However, those who experience a return of constipation upon stopping this IC should pursue a treatment program that is more comprehensive for gut motility restoration.
Flax seeds, sometimes called linseeds, are rich in plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, as well as minerals. It is no surprise that flax seeds are a superfood and in fact have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Flax seeds may be taken to help protect against cancer, lower cholesterol, improve heart health, reduce blood pressure, support digestive health, prevent constipation, aid with weight loss, help control blood sugar levels, and decrease symptoms related to menopausal and hormonal imbalance.
Carrots are a superfood rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and folate. Health benefits associated with carrots include support healthy eyes, lower cholesterol, promote heart health, reduce risk of stroke, support healthy teeth and gums, improve brain health and cognitive function, fight cancer, promote better digestion, maintain youthful age, promote healthy hair and skin, lower the risk of developing diabetes, boost immune system function, and flush toxins from the body.
Iron is an essential mineral that plays a role in immune system function, treating anemia, improving muscle strength, reducing fatigue, improving concentration, and restoring sleep. Additionally, iron helps to form red blood cells and helps in their proper function. This IC was created with the help of iron (chelated form) and additional vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, magnesium, and copper to help the absorption of iron from the digestive tract.
Digestive Enzyme Composite is used to help digest food as well as reduce bloating, gas, and relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The remedy may also be used to decrease pain and inflammation of the joints. This IC was created with the help of bromelain and papain, which are protease enzymes derived from pineapple and papaya, respectively.
Broccoli is a vegetable in the cabbage family and is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Broccoli is a superfood and associated with many health benefits such as improve digestion, reduce constipation, prevent chronic disease, promote liver health, boost brain health, control diabetes, improve metabolism, improve sexual performance, detoxify the body, improve skin health, strengthen immune system, reduce risk of cancer, promote heart health, improve bone and teeth health, and regulate blood pressure. Moreover, broccoli has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
Cornflower has a wide variety of medicinal uses. As a nervine, it can help reduce stress and anxiety, and is also helpful for women around menses to reduce cramping and other symptoms of PMS. It is used topically for skin rashes and irritations, and also for eye inflammation and infections. Digestively it is a bitter and thus can help with constipation, gas, bloating, and indigestion. Its high biotin content and other constituents make it helpful in strengthening hair and nails as well.