Gumby Gumby is a rare member of the botanical family Pittosporum. It is a shrub or small tree native to Australia. Whilst six varieties can be found in the state of Queensland alone, it is wise to be careful when harvesting Gumby Gumby leaves as some of the varieties are toxic and only a few have a good, aromatic taste and are beneficial. For more in-depth information go to https://www.gumbygumby.com/whatisit.html
For more than 50,000 years, Australia’s Aboriginal peoples have used Gumby Gumby to fight disease and maintain health. Today there is much anecdotal evidence and research showing its healing abilities. There is growing interest worldwide in the healing plants and traditional knowledge of Australia’s Aboriginal tribes. Much of that interest has centered on the Gumby Gumby tree. There are several species of the tree, but the variety prized for its medicinal properties is Pittosporum angustifolium (formerly called phylliraeoides). It is a relatively rare species, often ravaged by wildfires and foraging animals, and difficult to propogate. But for more than 50,000 years, Australia’s Aboriginal peoples have used Gumby Gumby to fight disease and maintain health. Researchers have discovered many compounds in the leaves, and several powerful healing agents including saponins, tannins, and alkaloids.
Saponins, natural detergents with antifungal and antibacterial properties that also show promise in preventing and treating colon cancer. Tannins, antifungal and antibacterial compounds with antiparasitic and long-term antioxidant properties. Alkaloids, reactive alkaline compounds containing nitrogen that produce powerful effects on the body and are widely used in medicines. Gumby Gumby also contains polysteroids, triterpenoids, phenolic compounds like those found in green tea, cardiac glycosides and flavonoids that lower cholesterol, strengthen the immune system and fight cancer.
Uses of Gumby Gumby
Gumby Gumby is useful in treating:
- Arthritis (because of its anti-inflammatory properties)
- Viral disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Blood pressure issues
- Autoimmune disease
- Skin diseases
- High cholesterol
- GI Tract disorders
- Meniere’s disease
- Circulation disorders
We recommend you seek advice from your health care practitioner if your symptoms do not go away or if they become worse.
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