Japanese horseradish purifies the liver, fights the bad germs, protects the arteries and teeth, slows down the growth of cancerous cells.
The Queen of Japanese Spices
Wasabi (Wasabia japonica) is a member of the Brassicaceae family, which includes cabbages, horseradish, and mustard. It is also a typical Japanese spice, which is generally served with sushi or sashimi, usually accompanied with soy sauce. Wasabi seasons perfectly the famous raw fish and soy sauces due to its extremely strong taste and pale green color.
Wasabi is used by Japanese herbalists since the VIII century. It has been named “Namida” which means “tears” in Japanese. Thanks to its culinary savors, it had a great market value and was offered to the Imperial Court. It is only long after that the medicinal properties have been noticed. Wasabi is a real green drugstore! A daily spoonful of this spice purifies the liver, fights against bad germs, protects the arteries and teeth and dissipates cancerous cells.
The Secret of Good Liver Cleansing
Wasabi contains unique molecules (long chain isothiocyanates) which help purify the liver. Indeed, the liver eliminates the toxic substances through two complex phases. Directed by the enzymes, every step perfectly follows on. Like dominos, one after the other, the toxins are transformed, dissolved then eliminated within the organism. The slowing down of one single reaction harms severely the withdrawal! Wasabi accelerates impressively the activity of certain liver enzymes. Its efficiency is 40 times superior to other plants of the same family (for example: broccoli, cabbage, and radish). It is a great hand for the body charged with impurities. Thanks to wasabi, waste is neutralized and evacuated faster. These dislodged toxins eliminate fatigue, flatulence, headaches, skin disorders, body orders and bad breath!
Intoxications, Infections, Traveler's diarrhea … avoid This Summer every Danger!
If holiday rimes with beach, sun and great walks, they are also synonym of intestinal infections, food poisoning and ulcer crises. Wasabi has a strong antibacterial potential against bad germs. It takes effect like an antidote which neutralizes 25 yeast strain, bacteria’s and mildew at various degrees! This green spice destroys the germs (Salmonella enteritidis, Streptococcus aureus, Escherichia coli) responsible for food poisoning and the famous “Traveler's diarrhea”. The strong antiseptic qualities of wasabi justify its association to raw fish in Sushi. Wasabi inhibits also the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a germ which generates ulcers.
For a Fresh Breath and Healthy Teeth
Wasabi prevents the toxic germs from staying within the mouth. Thereby it detaches the famous voracious bacteria’s from the pallet, cracks on the tongue and teeth. Incapable of gluing themselves on the teeth, they do not provoke any cavities! These germs do not produce any bad odors.
The “Blitzkrieg” against the Platelets
Wasabi liquefies the blood circulation. It prevents the platelet aggregation and functions like a strong anticoagulant. Whereas aspirin takes effect within about thirty minutes, the wasabi extract has an immediate effect! So it has been proven efficient in cases of apoplexy, cardiac attack, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.
Fights Growth and Development of certain Cancers.
The bioactive molecules of wasabi are efficient against stomach cancer (from the following French references: Tanida et al. 1991, Fuke et al. 1997, Shin et Lee 1998, Ono et al 1998), leucémie (Nakamura et al. 2001), cancer du sein (Nomura et al. 2005), cancer du poumon et de l'˝sophage (Morse (1997), cancer de la prostate (Stoner Chiao et al. et 2000, Scott et al. 2000). At this time, scientists are trying to elucidate the action mechanism of wasabi in order to know its exact implication.
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