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7 Amazing Health Benefits of Sorrel

The Art of Healthy Living

  1. According to the Scientific Research Council (SRC), sorrel contains a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals. Nevertheless, it is a group of compounds called Flavonoids which not only give its deep red colour but acts as a powerful antioxidants which scavenges the body of free radicals that can cause deadly diseases.
  2. Research at Jamaica's Northern Caribbean University has revealed that sorrel could kill certain type of cancer cells. Again this is due to high levels of Flavonoids that work  as a deterrent against certain kind of cancer.
  3. Sorrel is used as a diuretic in India, Africa and Mexico and has benefits for kidney health when ingested daily.
  4. According to the Jamaica Gleaner, in some part of Africa the red calyx of sorrel is used to relieve coughs, while the leaves are made into a poultice to relieve boils and abscesses.
  5. Sorrel has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol and helping to prevent clogged arteries.
  6. As a plant with significant amounts of Vitamin A, Sorrel can help to improve poor eyesight and prevent age-related ocular degeneration.
  7. Ingesting sorrel regularly helps to optimize the body's immune system and prevent illness due to its high Vitamin C content. Sorrel also has significant levels of iron which helps improve circulation throughout the body by boosting red blood cell production and oxygen in vital organs.