A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that herbal remedies such as the herbal medicine Cylindrical-Lysine (Lys) and Cyl-Lithosine (Lo) were found to improve blood pressure and heart rate.
The study also found that herbs such as Dandelion Root and Ginger, which are also used in tea, were effective for improving blood sugar control.
More importantly, researchers found that Cyls and Lo are believed to be the key ingredients that bind to proteins that are responsible for regulating blood sugar.
According to Dr. David P. Parnas, a research scientist at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and author of the study, the herbs help control the way the body responds to the stress hormones like insulin and glucagon.
“When you’re under stress, your body is telling you to use a different way of responding to stress.
When you’re stressed, your brain wants to regulate blood sugar so you get less of these glucagon responses,” Parns told ABC News.
“The herbs are actually saying, ‘This is what you want, this is what your body needs.’
It’s a really powerful combination.”
The researchers found a similar effect when using Cyl, Lo and the herbs on their own.
“In this case, we found that when we combined Cyl and Lo, we could actually reduce blood sugar in the test subjects,” said Parn, who also worked on a similar study.
According to the study’s lead author, Dr. Maryann R. Aufderheide, a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Psychiatry, the study also looked at the effect of herbs on mood.
The results were similar.
“Both of these herbs did not improve mood, and neither of them did the other herb,” said Dr. Auffderheides, who has been studying the use of herbal medicines for years.
“There’s no way for the herb to be able to cause the mood changes that the herb is supposed to have.”
The study’s results were also encouraging, as it shows that the herbs have the potential to improve mood.
But there’s still a lot of work to be done before we can make herbal remedies the new standard of care for treating symptoms.
Pronounces, herbal remedies have a lot to prove in terms of safety, but the research shows that they may be a promising way to treat common mental and emotional health issues.