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SEA CUCUMBER benefits

Sea cucumber is highly nutritious. It contains no cholesterol and is rich in nutrients such as protein, vitamin B1, B2, nicotinic acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, vanadium, zinc, potassium,
chromium, chondroitin sulphate and mucopolysaccharides acid. Its protein contains amino acid needed by our body such as orginine, cystine and histidine.
A BREAKTHROUGH IN TODAY’S SCIENCE
Luxor Serigama Gamat Jelly is the best way to benefit from the miraculous properties of the sea cucumber.
Luxor Serigama Gamat Jelly is Certified HALAL by JAKIM, prepared and bottled in our very own GMP factory with the latest technologically advanced equipment and methods. The whole manufacturing process is overseen and monitored by a panel of Scientists who are experts in this field.
As testament to Luxor’s commitment to quality, we only use the golden sea cucumber in our products.
The golden sea cucumber is proven to have the highest therapeutic value – ensuring the best for our customers.
The Chinese has an old saying “On Land there is Ginseng, the sea is Sea Cucumber”. The oldest medicinal book, crowned Sea Cucumber as the “The King among the Seng.”
Gamat The Traditional Healer from The Sea.
Gamat has been used by the Malay community as a Traditional Medicine for more than 500 years.
Till today, gamat is renowned for its miraculous healing powers.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SEA CUCUMBERS
When cut into half, the sea cucumbers can survive as two separate animals or it can rejoin back as one again within 15 minutes. When sea cucumber is cut horizontally into half and with all the intestines remove, it can still survive as two separate animals. Within 3 to 6 months, it can grow back into a
full sea cucumber with all the intestines and internal organs in tact.
This is because the sea cucumber contains a CELL-GROWTH FACTOR which has the ability to accelerate the regeneration of cells, bones, collagen and skin.
Imagine how wonderful it would be if you CONSUME sea cucumbers and these miraculous properties are YOURS TOO !!!
LUXOR JELLY GAMAT CONTAINS :
86.6% Protein (80% of which is COLLAGEN)
Your body needs protein to build and repair tissues.
Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood.
Collagen makes up 75% of our skin, collagen is required to beautify the skin and
increase the healing process of wounds.
. beautifies the skin
. slow down aging, reduce the formation of facial lines
and wrinkles
. increases the healing process of wound
. relieves gastric pains
. is good for the lungs
. Strengthen the immune system
8% Mucopolysaccharide (MSP)
. helps in blood circulation
. “pain-killer” agent
. Adds elasticity and resiliency to
skin and other connective tissues.
relaxes the mind
. Important for the healty function of a joints.
Chondroitin Sulphate and Glucosamine (GAGs)
. These are substances found naturally in the body,
glucosamine is a form of amino sugar that is believed to play
an important role in cartilage formation and repair.
Chondroitin Sulphate is part of a large protein molecule that
gives cartilage elasticity.
. Relieve/eases osteoarthritic pain
eases pain in the joint
. Stimulates the formation and repair of cartilage.
. Helps bone and teeth growth.
. increases the insulin level
Omega 3
Omega 3 protects the heart and decreases the cholesterol level.
. Lowers/decreases blood cholesterol level
. Protects arteries
. Protect and prevents heart diseases
. Improves mental health
Active Element
. Prevent bacteria, yeast & fungus growth
. Anti-tumour
6 Types of Minerals – produces red blood cells, decreases the
glucose level
Calcium
. Build bones and teeth
. Maintain blood circulation
. Regulate heart beat.
Iron
. Important in oxygen transportation
and metabolism
Needed to form healthy red blood cells
Selenium
. Acts as an antioxidant
. Protects cells against the effects of free radicals
. Prevent cell damage
Iodine
. Essential for normal thyroid function
Vanadium
. Reducing the production of cholesterol
. Involved in catecholamine and lipid metabolism
and red blood cell production.
Chromium
. Increases the number of insulin receptors on
the cell membrance and enhances insulin binding to cells
. Lowers blood sugar level
. Improves diabetic problem

 

HEALTH WONDERS
The sea cucumber is so renowned for so many breakthroughs, that it can benefit everyone – young and old. It has proven breakthroughs for the following medical problems :
Pain Relief : Great relief for arthritis, rheumatism, gastric and other pains.
Improvement in condition : Diabetes, High blood pressure, hypertension, heart problems, high
cholesterol.
Respiratory problems : Asthma, Allergy, Cough, Sinusitis
Healing : Excellent for diabetic wounds. Fast recovery, healing from illness, whether surgical or after operation and after birth. Used to treat cut, sores, open wounds and any inflammation. Treatment for internal injuries like peptic ulcers, etc
Beauty : Amazing results from various skin problems, skin
looks younger and is free from acne, scars,
pigmentation and wrinkles.
As reported by Ethan Evers, author of “The Eden Prescription, previous research on sea cucumber has demonstrated its ability to kill lung, breast, prostate, skin, colon, pancreatic, and liver cancer cells.
These extracts have also proven effective in killing leukemia and gioblastoma cells. Looks like we can
add yet another food to the list of anti-cancer foods.
Scientists believe a key compound known as frondoside A to be responsible. Frondoside A is a triterpenoid, diverse organic compounds found in the essential oils and oleoresins of plants.
This latest study, published in PLoS One, has confirmed just how powerful frondoside A truly is.
Researchers found it to kill 95% of ER+ breast cancer cells, 95% of liver cancer cells, 90% of melanoma cells, and 85-88% of three different types of lung cancer.
As Evers reports:
“But the benefits of this compound don’t just stop at directly inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis). It also inhibits angiogenesis (the ability of tumors to grow new blood vessels to get their food) and stops cancer metastasizing by impeding cell migration and invasion. Even more intriguing is the ability of frondoside A to activate our immune system’s natural killer cells to attack cancer cells.
This has been shown for breast cancer in particular but may also apply to all cancers, because it involves the immune system and not cancer cells directly. This may partially explain why frondoside A was so effective at shrinking lung tumors in mice that it rivaled chemo drugs in performance.”
When given to mice with non-small cell lung cancer, frondoside A was found to shrink tumors by 40% in only 10 days. Traditional chemo drugs shrunk the tumors by 47 percent, but the risks of chemo treatment are far greater than any side-effects or risks of sea cucumber. (Namely because there are no known risks associated with sea cucumbers). In addition, the amount of frondoside A needed to achieve such results was miniscule—less than a single milligram for an adult weighing 165 pounds.
“Journal of Neuroendocrine Tumours and Pancreatic Diseases and Sciences” states that “extracts from an edible, non-toxic sea cucumber effectively caused cell damage and cell death in human pancreatic cancer cells”. The results of this study are encouraging for the potential use of sea cucumber extract as a dietary supplement which may be used in the treatment or prevention of pancreatic cancer. Sea cucumber extracts potently kill multiple cancer cell lines
“Many of these regenerative mechanisms are the same as those being used by other animals to heal and repair – this includes us humans,” “Sea cucumbers will probably provide us with the key to deciphering how to regenerate our tissues, or at least find out what is needed to do this.”
There have been many promising advances in regenerative tissue growth, but work has been heart-breakingly slow for people suffering from kidney failure or macular degeneration. Much of the
work has been done with salamanders, but the paper’s authors argue that sea cucumbers could be a goldmine of information.
“Sea cucumbers should be viewed as the tissue regeneration equivalent of the squid for our knowledge of nerves and Drosophila for genes and the genome,” said García-Arrarás. “They can help us learn to fix ourselves.”

 

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Wild Rock Honey – Health benefit myth

Wild Rock Honey – Health benefit myth

Rock honey, quite similar in shape to rock sugar but comes in various shades of yellow and is always porous in nature. It has the colour and fragrance of honey.  Rock honey is widely sold in Chinese medicinal halls, mini markets and even wet markets.  It is a very popular and cheap alternative to natural liquid honey, a favourite among the aunties.   It is commonly believed by the aunties that rock honey is beneficial to health and can be used for treatment of a number of ailments as claimed by the pamphlet below.

This  “wild rock honey” as the pamphlet says, is supposedly harvested from the bee hives in the jungle. The health benefits as claimed by this pamphlets are for treatment/relieve of lung ailments, cough, phlegm, sore throat, loss of voice, lack of appetite, motion sickness, body heatiness, toothache, improve fairer skin complexion and throat irritation.  The Chinese version even claimed to treat insomia, and urinary problems.

The average content of natural liquid honeys sampled from various parts of the world is:   fructose (fruit sugar):  38.56%,  glucose (single sugar): 32.789%,  sucrose (double sugar): 02.010 and water: 17.168%.  Among these constituents, only sucrose (cane sugar) can be crystalised, the rest are either in liquid form or in powder form.  Honey only exists in liquid form and since honey cannot be crystalised, rock honey does not exist in nature.  The so called “wild rock honey” is man made with cane sugar, and probably artificial essence/colouring and some natural honey.  You won’t believe until you see the bottom photo of the “wild rock honey” in its original form.  It is shaped like a large round dish before it is cut into pieces. Common sense will tell you “wild rock honey” can’t be in this form!!.  It is made by boiling cane sugar in pots (hence the round shape) with some essence and or honey added and to make the rock honey porous, some raising agent (like the one in self raising flour) is added.  Boiling the sugar will turn the sugar to various shade of yellow colours (depend on the degree the sugar is being caramelised).

Now knowing this, would you still think that “wild rock honey” is beneficial to health?  If you ask me which is better,”wild rock honey” or refined cane sugar, my definite answer is 99% pure refined cane sugar!!

Please tell your loved ones, aunties, etc,  if they still believe in the health benefits of “wild rock honey”.

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Steamed Orange for Cough

Steamed Orange for Cough

Cut off a little shelf of top. Add ½ teaspoon of salt


Place in a bowl and steam it 20 minute and finish the whole orange.

Don’t forget to finish the juice left in the bowl. Its taste sour and salty, good for cure.

An Amazing Sore Throat Remedy

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An Amazing Sore Throat Remedy

This simple home remedy has worked 100% of the time for anyone that has tried it. Instead of suffering with a sore throat for a week or more, you can drive it away immediately, sometimes in less than a day. However, this remedy is not medical advice; it is a shared experience that really works! This site is not for profit; it’s aim is simply to help people cure their sore throats.

The most common sore throat remedies for sore throat are usually over-the-counter sprays, lozenges and pastilles that are ineffective and smelly. The most common doctor-prescribed remedies are antibiotics, which take time to obtain, cost money and can have many negative side effects.

Most often, people waste time waiting while trying to figure out whether or not they really have a sore throat. By the time they realize they do have a sore throat, it’s usually to the point that they are already suffering from serious sore throat pain , can barely speak, swallow or even eat.

This remedy is salt, and not just about gargling saltwater, it is actually about using common table salt as it is.
What you have to do is: tilt your head backwards and shake a little bit of salt straight into the back of your throat. Make sure you shake it straight into your throat, onto the base of your tongue and not over the middle
or the tip your tongue (this way you will not suffer from any unpleasant taste). After that, do not swallow your saliva, just let the salt dissolve right there on the back of your throat, letting the salt stay there for as long as you possibly can. If you’re using a salt shaker, shake 2 to 6 times depending how bad your sore throat is. If you’re using a fast food style paper saltshaker, you should shake about 1/4 of the packet directly into your throat.

Also highly suggested, is to shake an even larger amount of salt into your throat right before you go to sleep for the night. During your sleep, without food or drink, bacteria thrive without any interruption to incubation and growth. Therefore, using salt while you are asleep can be extremely effective. Keep a salt shaker near your bed. If you wake up in the middle of the night feeling sore, you can shake some more salt into your throat.

Salt is a very old remedy that kills bacteria. In the old days they traditionally used salt to
preserve meat and fish. Why? Because salt attracts water and attacks the bacteria cell walls, causing the bacteria to dehydrate and self-destruct in the process.

If your sore throat is really severe you can use salt as often as every 30 minutes. Use it as soon as you feel the first symptoms of a sore throat and the earlier you use it, the faster you’ll get rid of that sore throat.

Salt is available nearly everywhere. You can stop in to any fast food place on any street and grab some. Don’t wait around trying to figure out whether or not your sore throat is serious. Instead you can use this quick sore throat cure . As soon as you feel the first signs of a sore throat, use
the salt immediately. Gargling salt water is not nearly as effective since the concentration of salt is not high enough to take care of the problem. Also, gargling water requires a cup of water and the time to dissolve the salt in it, yet more inconvenience that makes you wait for relief.

Not all sore throats are the result of a bacteria infection. Sometimes the cause is a virus, commonly known as influenza virus. Many times your sore throat starts as a viral infection which develops into a bacterial infection. Salt is intended to fight only the bacteria, not the virus. Therefore salt might not be totally effective if you are suffering from a viral throat infection . Nevertheless, you really have nothing to lose by using salt. According to experience, salt can be extremely effective in most all cases, depending on the cause of your sore throat.

A sore throat is also often the first stage of a common cold, also known as the Flu. First to arrive is the sore throat, followed by nasal congestion and coughing. If you can take care of it fast, you won’t wear down your immune system fighting the sore throat and your immune system has more energy to fight the other cold symptoms. Therefore, using salt could also shorten the total duration of suffering from the common cold.

Prevention of COUGH

Shared by Camelia

Acute coughs usually begin suddenly and are often due to a cold, flu, or sinus infection.

1) Take ‘benzydamine hydrochloride’ spray on the prevention of a sore throat.

2) Quit smoking or don’t smoke in the first place.

3) Stay away from secondhand cigarette smoke and airborne irritants.

4)You can take these herbs such as sundew,echinacea,  and coltsfoot. Licorice,to relieve respiratory ailments from allergies, bronchitis, colds, and sore throats.Jamaica dogwood is a potent herb and should be used only under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.

5) Take marshmallow.

6)Cough lozenges or hard candy can help dry, tickling coughs. These should never be given to a child under 3 years old.

7)Inhaled anticholinergic agent (ipratropium bromide) are used to relax your airways and improve your breathing if your cough is related to asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema.

8)Eucalyptus oil acts loosens phlegm in the respiratory.It can be found in many lozenges, cough syrups, and vapor baths.

9)Garlic and ginger,can help prevent cough and shorten the duration of symptoms (such as cough) once you have a cold.

10) Linden flowers may be recommended by an herbalist for colds, cough, or fever.

11) Try eating hot chili peppers, horseradish or other spicy foods. They will help loosen mucus.

12) Honey Syrup.Mix with honey and a little warm water. Take a tablespoonful several times a day.

13) Honey Lemon. Mix honey with juice of a fresh lemon and take as needed.

14) Honey Lime.Mix equal parts of lime juice and honey.

15)Thyme Tea. Make a tea using two tablespoons of fresh (one tablespoon of dried) thyme in a cup of boiling water; steep, covered, for four minutes; strain and drink hot.

16)Onion juice. Make a syrup by combining 1 teaspoonful of raw onion juice with 1 teaspoonful of honey.

17)Aloe vera juice. Mix equal parts of aloe vera juice and honey and take a tablespoon a day or needed.

18)Add a few drops of eucalyptus to a carrier oil and rub on your chest.

19)Peppermint.Add 10-15 drops to a pot of steaming water and inhale the vapors.

20)Honey drink.Add a tablespoon of honey to a glass of boiling water and drink as needed.

21)For a child, mix of tulsi,ginger,honey in form of paste or just with her warm milk.

22)Basil drink.Water boiled with basil leaves.

23)Ginger Tea. Mixed sliced thin or grated ginger, fresh lemon(sliced),mashed garlic,water and generous spoonful of honey. Place water, ginger, lemon, & garlic in saucepan; bring to boil, then turn down heat and simmer gently for 20 min. Add lots of honey.

24) Take vitamin C, enhances immune function for acute bronchitis and has anti-allergy benefits for chronic bronchitis.