Arcangelica, to purify and control blood sugar

Arcangelica, to purify and control blood sugar

Rich in B vitamins, phytosterols and flavonoids, this aromatic herb is characterized by important benefits

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Aromatic plant belonging to the Ombrelliferae family, the archangelica is characterized by very interesting benefits. Also cultivated in Italy, it is a source of precious nutrients such as vitamin A, an antioxidant and important for skin health as well as for the efficiency of vision, and B vitamins (in particular we find niacin).

We could go on and on talking about the reasons why the archangelic is good for health! In this category, it is possible to include the content in antioxidant phytosterols and flavonoids. As highlighted by the experts of the Humanitas group, this special herb is characterized by a remarkable purifying and expectorant efficacy.

Furthermore, it could prove to be a valid natural ally in controlling blood sugar levels (with obvious positive consequences related to diabetes prevention). Its uses are numerous.

In the list it is possible to include the use with the aim of stimulating the secretion of gastric juices. Its oil is also worthy of note which, again according to what is specified by the Humanitas experts, could be characterized by antibiotic properties.

This aromatic herb, a source of precious minerals for health such as magnesium, calcium and iron, has been the focus of scientific attention for years. Worthy of note in this regard is a study published in 2011 and conducted by an active team at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Kashmir (India).

To be precise, it is a revision, in the course of which the experts focused on various beneficial peculiarities of the archangelic. What did they find? That its tincture – to be precise that of the fruit – may prove to be effective for the purpose of inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells (result obtained in vitro using a line of cancerous cells of the pancreas as a model).

The aforementioned study also made it possible to discover that archangelica can have a hepatoprotective effect on mice treated with ethanol. At this point, it is natural to ask how to take it. Among the possible alternatives is the use as an ingredient for the preparation of digestive liqueurs.

We conclude by pointing out that the intake of arcangelica should be avoided during pregnancy and in the case of drug therapy with warfarin. To be on the safe side, before starting to introduce this herb in your diet, you should ask your doctor for advice.

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