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6 Health benefits of Mukombero

MUKOMBERO (scientifically known as Mondia Whitei).

MUKOBERO ( Mondia Whitei)

Mondia is used in many parts of Africa as a traditional remedy to improve appetite and libido, as a galactagogue, as a fertility medication, and as an antidepressant. In African countries, where it is used medicinally, the most commonly cited use is as an aphrodisiac.

It is used to treat erectile dysfunctions and other ‘performance’ related ailments. As food, mukombero contains a wide range of vitamins (A, D, K and E), minerals (magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium) and proteins too. Its bitter roots have a vanilla taste and are hence used to make tea.

Mukombero is the root of Whites’s ginger, a slow-growing vine with a vanilla-like aroma.

A journal, Third World Medicine, reports that the treatment of guinea pigs with Mukombero extracts induced a significant increase in testosterone — the principal male sex hormone.
The study suggests that Mukombero possesses sex-stimulating properties, thus supporting its traditional use as an aphrodisiac.

The 2009 publication further indicates scientific evidence of the plant’s ability to increase libido. It is said to stimulate the production of testosterone and increase potency by improving sperm motility.

Health Benefits:

• Natural aphrodisiac

(Aphrodisiac is defined as food, herbs or drugs that arouses sexual instincts, brings on desires or increases sexual pleasure and or performance). Natural Aphrodisiac are mostly referred because they are generally safer, have more nutrients and ingredients without side effects.
The long term effect of Mondia Whitei is that it gives a powerful sexual tonic , increasing libido , performance and pressure in both gender as it acts at the level of the central nervous system by altering specific sex hormones concentration (testosterone, oestrogen and progesterone) additionally the roots and or powder prevent diseases and disorders (STI’s) the affect the functioning of the male and female reproduction system of male or female during all stages of life. When taken consistently it improves sperms motility.

• Flu prevention

Research on the effects of Mondia Whitei on mice suggest a possible link on its treatment and prevention of influenza and respiratory problems. Mondia Whitei extracts improves the survival of human lung epithelial cells infected by influenza virus (Davilla & Elkolm, 2006).

• Improves Mental Performance and Brain Function

A number of studies have shown that Mondia Whitei has positive effects on memory, learning speeding and retention notably, the roots or powder tend to increase alertness and energy to many people. Additionally, another immense benefit of Mondia Whitei is that it manages neuro-protection and reverses age related cognitive decline. In number animal studies it has been shown to protect and repair neurons in the brain [6,7] one study done among people with Alzheimers disease at the Department of Neurology at the Clinical Research Institute in South Korea showed that taking Mondia Whitei powder daily for two weeks improves mental performance significantly.

• Lowers Blood Sugar Level

Studies shows that Mondia Whitei lowers blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. According to The University of Maryland Medical Centre , one study found that people with type 2 diabetes who took Mondia Whitei showed less of an increase in blood glucose level [12]. Another study done at Cognitive Neuro Science Unit in UK found that Mondia Whitei causes a reduction in blood glucose level confirming that Mondia Whitei possess glucoregulatory properties.

• Anti-aging and Longevity

Its most spectacular health benefit of Mondia Whitei is its ability to extend the life span for those who use it regularly reducing the incidence of diseases in the body[1] . In ancient China Mondia Whitei was widely used longevity tonic as by daiost and emperors seeking immortality. Today researchers are testing those historical claims by conducting studies on humans.
Continual and consistent usage in woman shows that Mondia Whitei relieves menopause related symptoms such as irritability, anxiety , depression , varginal dryness , decreased sex drive, weight gain, insomnia and hair loss.

• Boost Immune System

Mondia Whitei helps the body to fight off infection and diseases. The roots and or powder have been used for maintaining immune homeostasis and enhancing resistance to illness or infection.In a research ,involving mice it was deduced that; Mondia Whitei extract decrease the number of bacterial present in the spleen , kidney and blood as it’s a general detoxifiers that toxifies chemicals and toxins in the environment and consumables.

Several clinical studies have shown that the roots and or powder improves the performance of cells that play a major role in immunity. Mondia Whitei regulates each type of immune cell including; natural killer cells, macrophages, T cells and B cells.The roots and or powder produce ant-microbial compounds that works as a defence mechanism against bacterial and viral infection.

Credit – Millicent Mc’Obor

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