Ndlovu Red and Green Product Ingredients
African Potato contains Rooperols, Hypoxiside and an abundance of Sterols and Sterolins. Sterols and Sterolins are known to increase secretion of IL-2 and IFN-g, enhancing NK cell activity and decreasing inflammation. They are natural immune-boosting substances that have yielded an important breakthrough in the fight against arthritis and cancer. Since they also increase the body’s natural resistance to disease, African Potato has given fresh hope for the treatment of other illnesses from the common cold to cancer. Further research on the plant extract has shown that this new remedy appears to alert the immune system to produce more C.D4 – T cells, lymphocytes which are then made available to destroy invading viruses and bacteria which cause bodily harm.
Hypoxiside – the compound has anti-cancer properties. Research carried out on Hypoxis at Tygerberg Hospital and the Department of Pharmacology at Stellenbosch University under the direction of Dr. Carl Albrecht has been published in recent issues of the S. African Medical Journal [Albrecht C.P., S.A. Medical Journal 1995. 853-860]
African Potato has been used traditionally as a strengthening tonic, for acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, rheumatoid arthritis and other skin ailments.
Marula oil contains natural anti-oxidants, and the fatty acid profile has been found to be similar to that of olive oil. The combination of high nutritional value and excellent stability makes Marula oil an ideal and innovative choice for modern cosmetic formulae. Marula oil softens, soothes and improves skin hydration, and helps fight free radicals.
Aloe Vera is a valuable plant, rich in nutritional and healing compounds and minerals, amino acids, lipids, enzymes and monosaccharides. Traditional healers apply aloe juice to wounds and it is also used internally as a general tonic. All over the world aloe extract is gaining popularity for its benefits in the treatment of burns, bites, eczema, dermatitis, acne and psoriasis.
Rooibos tea extract is known in South Africa for its soothing effect on the skin.
Essential Mineral Contents
Calcium: Essential for transporting nerve impulses, proper utilisation of Vitamin C, reducing cavities and strengthening bones.
Copper: For the effective absorption and utilisation of iron. Helps Vitamin C oxidise to form elastin (compound of muscle fibre).
Iron (Fe): Essential for normal production of energy and brain function. An important factor for stress and disease resistance.
Magnesium: Calms the nervous system. Helps carbohydrates be assimilated instead of stored as fat. Needed for the absorption of calcium.
Manganese: Essential for normal reproductive function and building resistance to disease.
Potassium: Normalises heart rate and blood pressure, nourishes muscles and assists kidney function.
Sodium: Regulates the volume of body fluids. Necessary for nerve and muscle function.
Zinc: Aids in the digestion of proteins and carbohydrates. Assists in healing burns and wounds. Anti-ageing, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, promotes healthy skin, relieves skin irritations, acne and eczema. Findings from research conducted in Japan indicate that the anti-ageing properties far exceed any other plant on earth.