It's all about BALANCE
The African potato tuber (Hypoxis Hemerocallidea) can be used to treat both an under-active and an over-active immune system, because it helps to restore normal immune function. It also acts as a potent natural anti-inflammatory.
The immune system is very complex and is connected to so many other body systems. Even our thoughts and feelings affect immunity, which is suppressed by sadness and increased with laughter.
Too little immunity leads to colds and flu, our undefended body an open invitation to passing infections and diseases. But then, an overactive system creates its own devastation, becoming confused and attacking the body it is supposed to protect.
This can result in psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome and many other 'auto-immune' disorders.
How do I know if my immune system is dysfunctional?
The wonderful thing about the African Potato Tuber is that it balances the immune system and keeps it regulated. It is an African root, much like a potato or a turnip plant. Inedible as a vegetable, it has been used traditionally in Africa to keep away colds and fight infections. It is currently being used to treat AIDS patients, whose immunity is severely compromised.
The African Potato works because it is a very rich source of plant sterols and sterolins - 'plant fats' found in all plants, though modern processing and pesticides reduce their levels. These plant fats ensure that cells function optimally when dealing with infection and are also potent anti-inflammatory agents.
The anti-inflammatory qualities of African potato make it the ideal choice in cream-form for the inflamed skin condition known as 'acne rosacea'.