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Here are 5 Health Benefits of Gobo Root

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Gobo, the root of the burdock plant (Arctium lappa) when consumed properly has a number of health benefits, one of which is preventing cancer.

Plants such as cassava are commonly found in North Asia, Europe and the United States and have actually been used in Chinese medicine and herbal medicine in western countries.

Reported Boldsky, the roots of this plant contain essential oils and compounds, namely tannins, sterols, quercetin, phenolic acids, and luteolin. These compounds are often associated with many health benefits.

Traditionally, the root of this plant is also used as a diuretic and aids digestion. However, researchers have found other health benefits in gobos. Here are five benefits of gobo root.

1. Prevent cancer

Still being reported BoldskyThe root of this plant is able to prevent cancer due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

A 2016 study showed that the benefits of gobo root slowed the growth of breast cancer tumors.

2. Increase insulin levels

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when there is an increase in blood sugar or blood glucose levels. A study shows that gobo root has anti-diabetic properties, which can help prevent spikes in insulin levels.

3. Purifying the blood

In traditional medicine, this root has been used for blood purification. A 2011 study found that gobo root can help remove toxins from the bloodstream, thereby detoxifying the blood and improving blood circulation.

4. Lowering inflammation

Gobo root has powerful antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage. According to a study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, the root of this plant can lower inflammatory markers in the blood in osteoarthritis patients.

5. Skin problems

It has long been used in the treatment of various skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of gobo root can help clear up skin problems when applied topically.

A study published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research found that the root of the plant can help in the treatment of topical burns.

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