“LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND THY MEDICINE BE FROM FOOD”
Hippocrates lived about 2,500 years ago. The interpretation of his quote is that the ideal food should have in addition to normal food, nutrients like Sugar, Elements, Vitamins and Fatty Acids.
One of the most popular food plants during the time of Hippocrates was Sorghum bicolor which fits into the quote.
The following link which provides the evidence that Sorghum is food and medicine:
A look at the profile of this plant shows that it contains food and most of the essential nutrients. See the link at: http://afritradomedic.com/pdf/our_library/2013_09_nutrition_booklet_small%20Sorghum%20Story.pdf. There are different varieties of the Sorghum plant. These are mainly the edible and the medicinal Sorghum. The latter contains food and almost all the essential ingredients but it is poisonous. At the time the Americans saw the potential of this plant and decided to propagate it in the USA, they were only interested in the edible variety which they have improved over the centuries using the plant genetic engineering.
For millennia, the indigenous people of western Africa have relied on this botanical to support whole health and a balanced inflammation cycle.
A simple bunchgrass, Sorghum bicolor’s superior antioxidant capacity is revealed only through a traditional folk preparation of its leaf sheath.
Modern science has been working hard in the past 15 years to isolate the plant’s antioxidant components in an effort to create a synthetic version. The results? It doesn’t work. The impressive ORAC rating, higher than grapeseed extract and well-known antioxidant berries and fruits, is seen only within the traditionally prepared African remedy using the sorghum leaf in its complete natural state.
We call our Sorghum ingredient “Jobelyn” after the Jubi River where it originally grew wild. Now a domesticated plant, it is grown on our own organic plantation.
3-Deoxyanthocyanidins are rare flavonoids found in only a few plant species. These unique flavonoids are the major pigments in the flowers of Sinningia cardinalis, and they are found in silk tissues of certain types of corn. Sorghum is the only dietary source of 3-deoxyanthocyanidins.
Many plants use secondary metabolites, such as flavonoids, to protect themselves against pathogen attack. In sorghum, this defense is an active response resulting in the accumulation of high levels of 3-deoxyanthocyanidin phytoalexins in infected tissue. This defensive mechanism is the power that Jobelyn uses to strengthen the body and promote whole health.
The nutritional fact analysis of this Sorghum bicolor under the brand name Jobelyn ( see the link at: http://afritradomedic.com/pdf/Jobelyn%20Nutritional%20Facts%20Analysis%20%20GMP%20Labs%20with%20Glossary.pdf ) confirms that it is both food and medicine.
The medicinal properties of this variety of Sorghum bicolor have been confirmed with the studies done on its antioxidant powers. See the link at: (http://afritradomedic.com/pdf/Antioxidant_Analysis_from_Brunswick.pdf )
Scientific studies have confirmed its medicinal properties. See the links at: http://afritradomedic.com/index.php/scientific-studies
To see the Power Point presentation on Jobelyn from studies done at NIS Laboratory in USA please < CLICK >
A recent publication with the title " Sorghum: An Underutilized Cereal Whole Grain with the Potential to Assist in the Prevention of Chronic Disease" supports the medicinal property of Sorghum bicolor. For details < PLEASE CLICK >
For readings about the effect of Nutrition on Neurological problems, please < CLICK > to go to this website
CNN recently did a feature programme on the importance of Food and Nutrtion for Mental Health. "Healthy diet may improve memory, says study."
To read the report on this programme < PLEASE CLICK >
Please see the links to the in vivo studies that have been done with Sorghum bicolor branded as Jobelyn on neurological problems:
Umukoro S, Adrian Omogbiya I, Taghogho Eduviere A. Evaluation of the Effect of Jobelyn® on Chemoconvulsants- Induced Seizure in Mice. BCN. 2013; 4 (2) 4 (2) :19-23 URL http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-151&slc_lang=en&sid=1
Umukoro S, Ugbomah A, Aderibigbe A, Eduviere A, Omogbiya A. Antioxidant Property of Jobelyn as the Possible Mechanism Underlying its Anti-amnesic Activity in Rodents. BCN. 2013; 4 (1) 4 (1) :42-49 URL http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-1-139&slc_lang=en&sid=1
Omogbiya IA, Umukoro S, Aderibigbe AO, Bakre AG. Jobelyn® pretreatment ameliorates symptoms of psychosis in experimental models. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24(4):331-6. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2012-0073. PubMed PMID: 23412872
Umukoro S, Omogbiya IA, Eduviere TA. Effect of Jobelyn® on intruder- and isolation-induced aggressive behavior in mice. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24(4):263-9. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2012-0069. PubMed PMID: 23729562
S. Umukoro , A. T. Eduviere , A. C. Aladeokin , A. Olugbemide on Antidepressant-like Property of Jobelyn ® , an African Unique Herbal Formulation in Mice. Drug Res (Stuttg). 2014 Mar;64(3):146-50. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1354366. Epub 2013 Sep 3.
Umukoro S, Oluwole OG, Eduviere AT, Adrian OI, Ajayi AM.Jobelyn® exhibited anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and membrane-stabilizing activities in experimental models.J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 May 28. pii: /j/jbcpp.ahead-of-print/jbcpp-2014-0113/jbcpp-2014-0113.xml. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2014-0113.
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