This is something which I found today while I was going around the internet checking links. It is from a site HerbalCureIndia.Com. What is really interesting is that this webpage actually provides a height increase compound mixture which is really surprising. What I wanted to do is maybe go through this list and see what are the English, or scientific, or chemical names for these compounds. This is a list of minerals and plants you combine their extracts together to form a height increasing aryuveda homeopathic medicine capsule.
- Withinia somniferra 75 mg
- Puraria tuberose 75 mg
- Lepidium sativum 150 mg
- Gentiana sativum 150 mg
- Acacia Arabica 50 mg
- Ephedra gerardiana 5 mg
- Cassia tora 30 mg
- Oroxylum indicum 30 mg
- Mucana pruries 50 mg
- Cassytha filiformis 10 mg
- Lauh bhasam 10 mg
One thing that has already caught my eye is the mucana pruries which I have looked into before (velvet beans) which does have a link to extra HGH release and L-Dopa. It should be spelled actually Mucuna pruriens. From the wikipedia article on the pruriens HERE…
M.pruriens seeds contain high concentrations of levodopa, a direct precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine. It has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic Indian medicine for diseases includingParkinson’s disease. In large amounts (e.g. 30 g dose), it has been shown to be as effective as pure levodopa/carbidopa in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, but no data on long-term efficacy and tolerability are available.
In addition to levodopa, it contains serotonin (5-HT), 5-HTP, nicotine, N,N-DMT (DMT), bufotenine, and 5-MeO-DMT. As such, it could potentially have psychedelic effects, and it has purportedly been used in ayahuasca preparations.
The mature seeds of the plant contain about 3.1-6.1% L-DOPA, with trace amounts of 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), nicotine, DMT-n-oxide, bufotenine, 5-MeO-DMT-n-oxide, and beta-carboline. One study using 36 samples of the seeds found no tryptamines present in them.
The leaves contain about 0.5% L-DOPA, 0.006% dimethyltryptamine (DMT), 0.0025% 5-MeO-DMT and 0.003% DMT n-oxide. The ethanolic extract of leaves of Mucuna pruriens possesses anticataleptic and antiepileptic effect in albino rats. Dopamine and serotonin may have a role in such activity.
Me: This is the actual ingredients of the capsule which is very interesting! If I even do a quick search on the first plant/mineral on the list Withinia somniferra, it turns up a PubMed study (link HERE). Another name for it is ashwagandha. From another study (source HERE) it seems that ashwagandha can reverse Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology suggesting it does it by enhancing low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein in liver
Altern Med Rev. 2000 Aug;5(4):334-46.
Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Withania somnifera (ashwagandha): a review.
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), 16200 E Amber Valley Dr., Whittier, CA 90609-1166. firstname.lastname@example.org
The objective of this paper is to review the literature regarding Withania somnifera (ashwagandha, WS) a commonly used herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Specifically, the literature was reviewed for articles pertaining to chemical properties, therapeutic benefits, and toxicity.
This review is in a narrative format and consists of all publications relevant to ashwagandha that were identified by the authors through a systematic search of major computerized medical databases; no statistical pooling of results or evaluation of the quality of the studies was performed due to the widely different methods employed by each study.
Studies indicate ashwagandha possesses anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antistress, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, hemopoietic, and rejuvenating properties. It also appears to exert a positive influence on the endocrine, cardiopulmonary, and central nervous systems. The mechanisms of action for these properties are not fully understood. Toxicity studies reveal that ashwagandha appears to be a safe compound.
Preliminary studies have found various constituents of ashwagandha exhibit a variety of therapeutic effects with little or no associated toxicity. These results are very encouraging and indicate this herb should be studied more extensively to confirm these results and reveal other potential therapeutic effects. Clinical trials using ashwagandha for a variety of conditions should also be conducted.
- PMID: 10956379 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free full text
Me: What is below is from the webpage which is linked above.