December 23rd, 2010
The Ligustrum Berry, also known as the privet fruit, is one of the oldest known Chinese herbal remedies. For over 2000 years the Chinese have used this berry to treat a variety of ailments such as the premature graying of the hair, ringing in the ears, stress, lower back pain, insomnia, spottiness in the vision, and most importantly to help with weakness in the liver and the kidneys. It was also added to other herbs to treat dizziness and blurred vision.
Native to China and Eastern Europe, the privet bush was brought to the United States in the mid 1800’s to be used mainly as ornamental shrubbery for landscaping. The berries contain a lot of fatty acids which modern research has shown to be beneficial to our immune system by protecting the body from contamination with arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals.
The Ligustrum Berry has been proven to be very helpful to people with chronic bowel problems and stomach ulcers because it aids the digestion process. It also helps to nourish the liver and kidneys. When there are problems with the liver and kidneys the results can lead to blurred vision, macular degeneration, and trouble with seeing at night. The Ligustrum Berry gives nourishment to the liver and kidneys therefore reducing these symptoms. Because it is so beneficial to the health of the liver and kidneys it is another important ingredient in our Premium Detox 7 Day Comprehensive Cleansing Program.
The Ligustrum Berry also has the ability to increase bone marrow production of lymphocytes and helps the lymphocytes mature into T cells which help inhibit tumor growth. It is often used after chemotherapy or radiation treatment to enhance the white blood cell count. Another use for the Ligustrum Berry is to help prevent respiratory-tract infections. The berry is often ground up into a powder and put into a capsule form or made into tea.
(To Be Continued)