Sinta Plant (King Of Bitters): A Bitter Plant That Can Help Us Fight Diseases

Sinta is a beautiful herb that grows about a meter tall with purple and white flowers that turn into a capsule. The plant is also known as “King of Bitters” due to its very bitter taste which is prized for its detoxifying effects.  Traditionally, it is used as a treatment for diseases and infections. The roots and leaves are used for medicinal uses. It possesses immunity enhancing properties that stimulate the immune system of the body.

Here are some of the most known health benefits of the Sinta plant.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, thus causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. It’s a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild.

In a small study published in BMC Neurology, researchers have found that taking Sinta twice daily for 12 months had a significant reduction in fatigue severity in people with multiple sclerosis.

Helps Prevent Cancer

Sinta extract helps prevent the formation of cancer. It works by interfering in the biomarker of the development of cancer and acts as a scavenger of free radicals that are associated with various chronic diseases.

Helps Prevent Infections

Experts have found that the Sinta plant possesses anticancer, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycemic, hepatoprotective and antihypoglycemic properties. It can help lower our risk of sinusitis, common cold, HIV symptoms, and rheumatoid arthritis.

In a research review published in 2017, results revealed that the plant was found to shorten the duration of cough, sore throat, and sick days compared to standard care.

Helps Treat Ulcerative Colitis

In a review published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, researchers have found that when it comes to treating ulcerative colitis, Sinta extract has superior effects as compared to a placebo in inducing remission or response.

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes irritation, inflammation, and ulcers in the lining of your large intestine.

Helps Boost Liver Health

The plant’s star compound known as andrographolide is effective against alcohol-induced liver toxicity, supports high levels of glutathione in the liver (one of the liver’s main mechanisms for self-protection), and stimulate bile flow which promotes healthy liver function. It has been found to be as effective as milk thistle and can provide protection against infective hepatitis.

Helps Treat Diabetes

According to studies, the extract of the plant can help promote the uptake of glucose in the fat cells. It is believed to be capable of managing Type 2 diabetes, weight gain, hypertension, and suppression of immune.