Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Digestive and Immune Support with LemonAID

LemonAID Ayurvedic Digestive Drink is stomach soother for digestive sensitivities. For persons with digestive sensitivities, it is the perfect end to every meal. It is a proprietary blend of 12 herbs and spices including lemon juice, turmeric, mint, cilantro, ginger, tamarind, fennel seeds, nutmeg, caraway and cinnamon acting in complement to provide powerful digestive support in people with digestive sensitivities. These traditional medicinals have been used for thousands of years and shown in clinical studies to help relieve abdominal pain, excess gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. LemonAID is FODMAP Friendly Certified and comes in 2 flavors, original and cayenne.

LemonAID also packs a punch of natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive and immune support. There is accumulating evidence from the literature regarding the functional benefits of the fruits, herbs and spices based on their active phytochemicals

Find out about the ingredients below.

Turmeric

Turmeric is the root of the Curcuma longa plant, a member of the ginger family and the most common spice in India. Traditionally, turmeric has been used to treat stomach problems, chest pain, wounds and chronic inflammation in both Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. Modern science has discovered a plethora of applications for this “Golden Spice”.

Here are 6 interesting facts that may surprise you about this golden healing spice:

  • 60 percent of the land in India is devoted to cultivation of turmeric alone but also 60 percent of this spice is used in meals.
  • More than 9000 research studies spanning two centuries has been devoted to the healing powers of turmeric and its active compounds with about 6000 studies alone devoted to its anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Turmeric is used worldwide in: China as food dye; Japan served in tea; Korea served in drinks; Malaysia as antiseptic; Pakistan for relief of stomach discomfort; Thailand in cosmetics and in the United States as natural food additive and preservative.
  • India produces nine times more turmeric compared to United States and has only 30 percent the rate of cancer occurrence.
  • More than 150 therapeutic applications of curcumin have been studied, including Inflammation, cancer, arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and chronic pain.

Ginger                                       

Another closely related root plant to turmeric is ginger which is also commonly used in India and as a staple in most diets worldwide. Similar to turmeric, ginger has been used for over 5000 years in traditional medicine in both China and India. Studies have shown that as little as one gram of ginger per day decreases nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. Ginger has also been shown to be potent for reducing motion sickness and assisting indigestion.

Remarkably ginger root has 115 different components of which gingerols, the most beneficial, have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a sweet and warm spice from the bark of cinnamon trees in Sri Lanka with thousands of years of therapeutic uses in traditional medicine.

Antioxidant cinnamon is very high in manganese (22% in one teaspoon). Manganese assists in the neutralization of free radicals, preventing damage to cells and genetic material. In fact, when compared to 25 other spices, cinnamon was shown to have the most potent antioxidant activity.

In a clinical study, cinnamon was found to result in a significant reduction in blood glucose levels when added to the meals of healthy weight adults and obese adults.

Cancer research has shown that cinnamon is a potentially powerful natural medicine against cervical cancer. It acts by inhibiting tumor growth and stimulating death (apoptosis) of cancer cells.

A study has shown the smell of cinnamon alone boosts brain activity including memory and motor skills.

Cumin

Cumin is the seed of the flowering plant Nigella Sativa. The word cumin means “cures all” in Latin. It has a long therapeutic use in traditional Indian medicine for immune support, indigestion, liver health, heart protection and pain relief.

Cumin has also been shown to exert protective effects against heart disease and cancer. In addition, cumin is rich source of antioxidants and has been shown to reduce oxidative stress and act as a free radical scavenger.

Caraway Seed

This spice is similar in shape to cumin and is known as the ‘Persian cumin”. It belongs to the carrot or parsley family and has both culinary and therapeutic value including acting as an antioxidant, digestive aid and anti-bacterial.

Caraway seed is incredibly rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. It also has potent antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a fruit with a single seed of an evergreen tree native to Indonesia. This spice is slightly sweet and contains high levels of manganese. It is also a source of antioxidants and is useful in digestive health.

It has also recently been shown to have a phytochemical with potentially anti-inflammatory effects.

Fennel seed

Fennel seed is an aromatic spice from the same family as cumin. The highest production is in India where it has traditionally been used for indigestion, IBS and constipation due to the presence of volatile oils. It is an old remedy for digestive problems and is known to keep the gut healthy. Fennel seeds have also been shown to have antioxidant activity.

Tamarind

This is an exotic fruit spice which grows on tall trees of the bean or peas family and is thought to be native to Africa. Traditionally used to treat digestive problems, fever, constipation, diabetes and inflammation, it is also reported to have antioxidant, wound healing, antimicrobial and antimalarial effects.

Cilantro

Cilantro also known as coriander or Chinese parsley. It is an aromatic plant that grows worldwide. Cilantro is both a spice and herb as both its ground seeds (coriander) and its leaves (cilantro) are used extensively in cooking.

Traditionally cilantro is mainly used as a digestive aid to stimulate digestion and reduce flatulence. The leaves are used to treat respiratory problems and chest pain.

Scientific evidence has shown that cilantro has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-tumor effects as it is rich in flavonoids and antioxidant phytochemicals. One such antioxidant is quercetin thought to act as a natural antihistamine.

Mint

Mint is used as a digestive stimulant due to its soothing and calming effects. In traditional medicine, mint has also been used for the treatment of indigestion, headache, cough and muscle pain.

Mint is a powerful source of the antioxidant rosmarinic acid which has reportedly shown effectiveness in alleviating allergy symptoms. 

In a clinical study, a volunteer group treated with peppermint oil capsules (enteric-coated to prevent them from dissolving in the stomach) were found to have their IBS symptoms reduced by at least half compared to the control group after four weeks of treatment.

Furthermore, menthol, the major active component of mint, has been shown to protect the stomach lining from gastric ulcer damage linked to regular use of pain medication and alcohol intake in animal models.

Cayenne Pepper (Cayenne flavor)

Cayenne pepper is a hot spice and a member of capsicum family originally found in Central and South America. It is traditionally used for circulation and appetite management.

The active compound in cayenne pepper is capsaicin which has been shown to be powerful in the treatment of lower back, nerve, muscular, and joint pain as well as arthritis.

Increasing research has shown capsaicin to be useful in inflammation, diabetes, digestive and heart health. A review concluded that capsaicin in headache relief is more effective than a control medication.

 

 

LemonAID AYURVEDIC DIGESTIVE DRINK - COMPLEMENTARY BENEFITS OF 12 FRUITS, HERBS AND SPICES

  • DIGESTIVE SUPPORT
  • ANTIOXIDANT AND IMMUNE SUPPORT
  • INFLAMMATION SUPPORT
  • IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT

 

DIGESTIVE SUPPORT

This Ayurvedic herb and spice lemon infusion is a digestive tonic with spices such as turmeric, ginger, caraway seed and the digestive stimulants cilantro and mint.

The healing power of turmeric extends to the management of digestive disorders such as Inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease as well as Ulcerative colitis. A detailed review of all clinical interventions using curcumin suggested that patients involved in the clinical trials improved considerably.

The use of ginger in the management of digestive upset is well documented. Studies have shown that as little as one gram of ginger per day decreases nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. Ginger has also has been shown to be potent for reducing motion sickness and assisting in indigestion.

Caraway seed belongs to the parsley family and in traditional medicine is used as a digestive stimulant. Its two most active compounds, carvone and limonene, have been found to be protective of the digestive mucous lining in duodenal peptic ulcer and also to exert anti-ulcer effects.

Nutmeg has been used in traditional medicine to help with digestive upset including bloating, gas and diarrhea.

Fennel seeds have been traditionally used for indigestion, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and constipation due to the presence of volatile oils. 

Cilantro is an aromatic plant traditionally used mainly as a digestive tonic to stimulate digestion and reduce flatulence.

Mint is used as a digestive stimulant due to its soothing and calming effects. In traditional medicine, mint has been largely used as a tonic for the treatment of indigestion, headache, cough and muscle pain.

In a clinical study, a volunteer group treated with peppermint oil capsules (enteric-coated to prevent them from dissolving in the stomach) were found to have their Inflammatory Bowel Disease symptoms reduced by at least half compared to the control group after four weeks of treatment.

Furthermore, menthol, the major active component of mint, has been shown to protect the stomach lining from gastric ulcer damage linked to regular use of pain medication and alcohol intake in animal models.

The flavonoids in lemon juice assist in digestion by slowing down the absorption of food. Lemon juice has been used as a great digestive tonic for upset stomachs. The protective effect of lemon on stimulating the function of the liver in filtering toxins has been demonstrated.

 

ANTIOXIDANT AND IMMUNE SUPPORT

The antioxidant properties of the herbs and spices is backed by traditional use and research, making the combined effect of this herbal drink much more powerful than each of the individual ingredients alone.

Turmeric contains the active compound curcumin which exerts antioxidant protective effects on the mucosal lining against any oxidative damage in the gut. Ginger, a closely related root plant to turmeric contains gingerols as the active ingredient and has been shown in cell and animal models to protect tissues against oxidative damage.

Cinnamon spice is very high in antioxidants. One teaspoon of cinnamon has as much antioxidant capacity as a full cup of pomegranate juice or a half-cup of blueberries. It is very rich in manganese (22% in one teaspoon) which assists in the neutralization of free radicals. This prevents oxidative damage to cells and genetic material. In cell culture and animal models, the antioxidant compound in cinnamon was identified to be cinnamaldehyde. In fact, when compared to 25 other spices, cinnamon extract was shown to have the most potent antioxidant activity. 

Another incredible spice in this Ayurvedic herb and spice lemon infusion is cumin, a very rich source of antioxidants. Cumin has been shown to reduce oxidative stress by acting as a free radical scavenger.

Similarly, caraway seeds have potent antioxidants that protect tissues and cells from free radical damage.

Fennel seeds have been shown to have antioxidant activity and have excellent radical scavenging activity. A recent study has found that a novel compound in nutmeg, malabaricone C, contributes to the potent antioxidant activity of nutmeg. 

Tamarind extract is an exotic fruit spice recently demonstrated to have a potent antioxidant effect in restoring enzyme activity in preclinical models.

Cilantro leaves contain natural sources of the antioxidant quercetin thought to act as a natural anti-histamine. Mint is a powerful source of the antioxidant rosmarinic acid which has reportedly shown significant effectiveness in alleviating allergy symptoms.

Cayenne pepper (cayenne flavor only) is packed with the antioxidant Vitamin A, the potent water soluble Vitamin C and flavonoids.

Lemon is jam packed with Vitamin C, a powerful natural antioxidant which scavenges damaging free radicals from blood. Emerging evidence from in vitro studies indicates naringenin, the bioactive antioxidant compound in lemon, decreases oxidation damage to DNA material in cells. Vitamin C also supports the immune system. 

 

INFLAMMATION SUPPORT

The complementary activities of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, caraway seeds, cumin, fennel seeds, nutmeg, tamarind, cilantro, mint and cayenne pepper (cayenne flavor only) infused into Vitamin C rich lemon juice provides inflammation support.

Curcumin, the main bioactive compound in turmeric, has been widely studied for its role in inflammation support, as well as in cancer, arthritis, infections, wounds and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

Ginger has been shown in clinical studies to lower knee pain in osteoarthritis patients.

Cumin has a long therapeutic use in the traditional Indian medicine for pain relief and protection against inflammation. Clinical and animal studies have shown thymoquinone, the most abundant component in cumin extracts, exerts a significant anti-inflammatory response in respiratory disorders and arthritis.

The natural compound carvone in caraway seeds has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory agent in reducing intestinal mucosal inflammation in animal models of inflammatory bowel disease.

Nutmeg has also recently been shown to have phytochemicals with potentially anti-inflammatory effects. Studies have suggested cilantro has anti-inflammatory benefits and cilantro also has an analgesic and anti-tumor effect.

Last but not least the cayenne flavor of LemonAID contains cayenne pepper. A number of research studies support the powerful effect of capsaicin, the bioactive compound in cayenne pepper against inflammation, as well as type 2 diabetes. Capsaicin has been shown to be effective in treatment of lower back, nerve, muscular and joint pain as well as arthritis.

 

Athlete Performance on and off the field

Research has shown that spices especially turmeric, ginger & cinnamon promote a positive inflammatory response, have antioxidant properties and increase performance during and recovery after sports activities.

A number of studies have reported on the use of spices to reduce muscle soreness and increase recovery after exercise. A study published in Alternative Medicine Review found a considerable improvement in joint mobility as well as reduced inflammation and joint pain in a group of volunteers that were given curcumin for eight months.

A more recent clinical study demonstrated that adding oral curcumin reduced pain associated with muscle soreness and improved muscle recovery.

Similarly, in another recent study, a group of women athletes were found to experience considerable decrease in muscle soreness after exercise when given 3 grams of ginger or cinnamon daily for six weeks.

 

For digestive sensitivities, yummy lemonAID completes every meal. You can get this powerful infusion of 12 fruits, herbs and spices in original and cayenne flavor here.