Researchers Discover Thunder God Herb Might Help With These Four Conditions
New research published in The Journal, Cell, has proven an herb used in ancient Chinese medicine might have some pretty miraculous properties.
Thus giving scientists and drug makers a promising new natural compound to use in helping with weight gain .
The plant in question is known as the Thundergod root. This powerful herb has exciting properties which can help suppress appetite, which might eventually lead to weight loss in individuals who struggle with certain metabolic conditions.
India Today reported a new study revealed there’s a compound inside of Thundergod uniquely responsible for the herb’s potent weight loss attributes.
Researchers who studied Thundergod said if the compound, known as Celastrol, were to be isolated, it might help them develop an anti-obesity drug.
The study was able to demonstrate how effective Celastrol was as an appetite suppressant. It could significantly reduce food intake and was even able to help obese mice reduce their body weight by an astonishing 45%!
One of the author’s of the study, Umut Ozcan from Harvard Medical School, was intent on discovering what Celastrol could do.
He said “If Celastrol works in humans as it does in mice, it could be a powerful way to help improve the health of many patients suffering from weight gain and associated complications, such as poor heart health, poor liver, and blood sugar fluctuations.”
The study was even able to demonstrate the compound also helped to improve liver function, improve glucose metabolism, and even decreased cholesterol levels which could help improve cardiovascular health, liver health and maintain blood sugar levels.
Still, the news is promising, and provides great insights on the power of botanicals for weight loss.