Sea cucumbers are considered a delicacy in certain parts of the world but more people are consuming it because of its anti-cancer properties.
These marine animals with leathery skins that live on the ocean floor have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Western researchers have taken an interest in this delicacy as they found that extracts from sea cucumbers have the ability to treat cancer cells.
Researchers at the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center in Chicago had studied the effects of sea cucumber extract on pancreatic cancer in humans and found that it was able to stop the cancer cells from spreading.
They stated that pancreatic cancer cells started dying 5 minutes after exposure to the extract.
Ethan Evers reports in his book, The Eden Prescription, that sea cucumber is effective in killing lung, skin, colon, prostate and liver cancer cells.
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It is mentioned in the book that experiments conducted on mice had shown excellent results. In just ten days, cancer tumors shrank by forty percent. This is almost equivalent to chemotherapy treatments which can reduce tumors at forty-seven percent rate but minus the risks and side effects.
The miraculous effect of consuming sea cucumbers
An elderly mother was a professor in China and teaches painting at American schools. She has a son with brain cancer in his forties. Because of this, the daughter-in-law divorced him, leaving the aged mother to take care of her son.
The son was in poor health after chemotherapy, hence, the elderly lady began to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and frequented the local TCM shop.
She gave her son health tonics and cook steamed sea cucumbers which her son ate daily for three years.
Even the shop owner is touched by the lady’s love for her son, he would give discounts when seeing her carefully selecting sea cucumbers from his shop every day.
One day, she returned to the store and told them that her son had passed the doctor’s examination. The tumor has completely disappeared and his son has made full recovery! She was very emotional and grateful at the same time because many of his son’s peers with the same disease passed away.
10 reasons sea cucumber is great for health
1. Arginine found in sea cucumber help regulate hormones in the human body
It can help with impotence and boost the efficiency of the kidney. It can also aid in regulating women’s endocrine system and promote menstrual health.
2. Enhance physical fitness and boosts immunity
Sea cucumbers are full of amino acids which are essential for the human immune system. They have the ability to prevent numerous diseases and infections.
3. Delay signs of aging
Sea cucumbers have high levels of collagen protein, arginine, chondroitin sulfate, phosphorus, selenium, niacin, bismuth, etc. These elements promote longevity, lighten signs of fatigue and increases skin elasticity.
4. Help improve sleep and memory
The arginine in sea cucumber has a special effect on neurasthenia and regulating sleep. Elements such as niacin, calcium, taurine and lysine in sea cucumber decrease fatigue and strengthen the brains synapses.
5. Decrease tiredness
The acid mucopolysaccharide and arginine in sea cucumber aids in regulating bodily functions and have an anti-fatigue effect; niacin, taurine, potassium, nickel and other nutrients help in reducing fatigue and regulating the nervous system.
6. Regulate blood lipids
Polysaccharide in these creatures can prevent cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure, stimulate hematopoietic function, inhibit cholesterol synthesis, regulate blood lipids and so on. The potassium, copper, niacin, and taurine in sea cucumber have the effect of preventing fatty liver formation.
7. Regulate blood sugar
The acid mucopolysaccharide in sea cucumbers have the effect of lowering blood sugar activity in the body and inhibiting the occurrence of diabetes; potassium plays an important role in the secretion of insulin in the body.
8. Prevent tumor formation
Saponin and molybdenum in sea cucumbers can help in preventing esophageal cancer, selenium compounds reduce risks of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Mucopolysaccharide has overall anti-cancer properties as it inhibits the multiplication of cancer cells.
9. Improve osteoporosis
Therich calcium, phosphorus, manganese, strontium, barium and other elements in sea cucumber have special effects on preventing infantile rickets, adult osteoporosis, bone abnormalities, deformed dentin and dysplasia.
10. Promote overall growth and development
Therich arginine, lysine, taurine, calcium, phosphorus, iodine, iron and zinc in sea cucumber can directly affect growth and development as the help in immune regulation, wound healing, reproductive development and other physiological aspects.
Credit: Epoch Times