The herbs of the antiox kit contain a broad spectrum of synergic ingredients that can support the antioxidant needs of the body.
The Western lifestyle — with its stressed routine, poor dietary habits and the high exposure to polluting substances — brings to the proliferation of free radicals in our bodies.
Those unstable compounds represent one of the main causes not only of the visible external aging but also of many health issues. Because of that, now, more than ever, we need to assume an extra bit of antioxidants, the molecular barriers to free radicals' damages.
ANTIOX KIT BENEFITS:
- Defend from memory loss or mood disorder
- Enhance immunity
- Promote liver health
- Delay skin aging
- Boost cardio-vascular health
- Reduce the cells’ damages that occur in atherosclerosis, diabetes, neuro-degeneratives and inflammatory diseases.
Wheatgrass (triticum eastivum)
The wheatgrass is a wheat plant germinated over a period of 6–10 days. In recent years, in European countries and USA, wheatgrass is being consumed as a ‘health food’, rich of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
Wheatgrass contains vitamins C and E, β-carotene, ferulic acid and vanillic acid.
Chlorophyll, one of the active components in the wheatgrass extract, helps cleanse the body, speeds up wound healing, improves digestion and weight control and protects skin health.
Parts used: fresh leaves
Primary activities: antioxidant, nutritive, depurative, natural source of chlorophyll.
How to use it: Around 5/10 freshly sprouted leaves (3 grams, approximately) daily could be eaten directly, into a salad or into a fresh juice or extract.
Caution: Pregnant and nursing women, people who are allergic to wheat or grass. Wheatgrass may be contraindicated in cases of blood disorder, celiac disease, or a gluten intolerance.
Purslane ( Portulaca oleracea )
Purslane is one of the richest green plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid which plays an important role in maintenance of a healthy immune system. Purslane is rich in vitamin A, a natural antioxidant value. It also contains vitamin C and B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and pyridoxine. It provides highest dietary minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and iron.
Parts used: fresh leaves
Primary activities: antioxidant, nutritive, vegetal source of omega-3 fatty acid
How to use it: 5-10 fresh leaves daily, that can be eaten raw and cooked, in salads, juices, sandwiches, dips, pesto, stir fries, quiches, soups and more.
Caution: Pregnant and nursing women, people suffering from kidney stones.
Alfa-alfa (Medicago sativa)
Alfalfa in a long-lived legume and its name derives from the arabic al-fac-facah, which means “father of all foods.
It contains a broad spectrum of nutrients, including trace minerals, fiber and important vitamins such as A, B1, B12, C, D, E and K. Alfalfa is one of the richest sources of easily-assimilated proteins (up to 50% by weight).
It is rich in chlorophyll, which serves as a strong antioxidant in the bloodstream.
In addition, alfalfa is traditionally known as one of the best herbal treatment for arthritis, rheumatism and gout.
For the brain, alfalfa is said to improve mental vigor, thanks to the broad spectrum of nutrients.
Parts used: dried leaves, stems, unopened flowers
Preparation: infusion, dried or fresh herb
Primary activities: antioxidant, nutritive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic
How to use it: 10 fresh leaves daily, eaten raw directly or into a green salad or into a soup
Caution: Pregnant and nursing women, people with autoimmune conditions, or those taking prescription anticoagulants, should avoid alfalfa
Yellow rocket (Barbarea vulgaris)
Yellow rocket‘s leaves are highly nutritious sources of B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and fiber. Unlike many plants, the flowers are a good source of protein.
Cherokee Indians used a tea brewed from the aerial parts as a body purifier.
An infusion made from the leaves is appetite stimulator with antiscorbutic and diuretic activity.
Parts used: aerial parts
Primary activities: antioxidant, nutrient, helps with body’s cleansing
How to use it: Take an infusion, twice a day, made with 5 fresh leaves