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5. Shell Ginger

This plant is called shell flower, too. Its scientific name is Alpinia zerumbet. Grown mainly in the tropical or the subtropical zone. But it is said that there are nearly 300 kinds of shell ginger all over the world. The plant is a rhizomatous, ever green tropical perennial that grows to a height of 1 to 3 m and bears beautiful white funnel-formed flowers. It is a plant of the ginger family. Usually the plants of ginger family have lipoxygenase inhibition effect, and therefore the plant has anti-inflammatory effect.

We use leaves of the shell ginger indigenous to Okinawa Islands which are located in the subtropical zone of Japan. Okinawa Islands are very famous for the longevity and health of the inhabitants there. Okinawa people drink the shell ginger tea traditionally. Thanks to the strong sun, the leaves of shell ginger contains a lot of polyphenols which are very effective anti-oxidants. Definitely the various kinds of polyphenols support their longevity and health. ( Because in Okinawa Islands there are a lot of tropical plants growing, in 2008 we established a small laboratory to find good medicines from the tropical plants.)

For examples, one of the polyphenols is kaemferol. It inhibits the production of the two cytokines of Th2 cell (IL-4 and IL-5), and also suppresses the multiplication of Th2 cell itself. In other words, it has eminent antiallergic effect.


You must be very careful when you take the supplement of shell ginger, because 60 - 70 % of the AD patients may suffer from aggravation of the symptoms temporarily ( one week to one month). And some patients may suffer from diarrhea. This is due to detoxification effect of shell ginger, and do not worry. Reduce the dose and gradually increase.

6. Enteric-Coated Lactoferrin:200-800mg/Day

Lactoferrin is a red protein found in breast milk and is found the most in foremilk. This was discovered over 60 years ago, but its importance has only been recognized recently and is now widely taken as a health enhancement product. The red color comes from a bond with iron ions.

This protein, made for unprotected infants, has a plethora of effects. First, it can regulate the immune system and have antibacterial, antivirus, anti-inflammation, and cancer metastasis and development prevention effects. For newborn babies, any substance put into the body, even if proteins necessary for growth, is new and foreign. If they have an allergic reaction to each protein that enters the body, they would not survive. They need some sort of immune tolerance. Lactoferrin is extremely effective for this conditioning. This supplement is especially important for AD patients who have immune problems.

Also, after breast feeding, babies immediately go to sleep; lactoferrin has a soothing and sedative effect on the brain by increasing the amount of endorphin. There are many patients who have a significant amount of stress. Lactoferrin can alleviate the anxiety many patients have. Although physical stress can be eased with sleep, but emotional stress does not go away so easily. In any disease, the worst adverse effect is mental stress. Lactoferrin is especially effective when treating stress, and instead of immediately using antidepressants and tranquilizers, try enteric-coated lactoferrin first.

It will also take away the iron from bacteria, stop its multiplication, and balance the intestines. If you take this with intestinal bacteria, these effects will dramatically increase as well.

The most important thing when taking lactoferrin is to make sure that it doesn’t decompose in the stomach and the duodenum. There is no point in taking this unless it gets to the small intestine. The only lactoferrin supplement that doesn’t let this happen is enteric coated lactoferrin. Shellack, a secretion product of silkworms, is coated on, and does not let the supplement decompose until it reaches the intestine. This type of lactoferrin is the only one that is effective. However, this supplement is expensive; although other types of lactoferrin supplements are cheap, these decompose before they reach the intestine.


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