This short paper will lay down some facts behind Sabah Snake Grass (SSG). Nowadays, there are lots of purported testimonials on the efficacy of this herbal plant to cure or deal with various diseases, which some are degenerative in nature. SSG is usually grown in Asian tropical regions, such as Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Vietnam, Philippines and China. Providing herein the substantial and empirical knowledge with respect to several (contentious) questions relevant to this herb’s thought and reckoned potency is the main essence of this write-up.
Quick Look To SSG History
Let’s take a look first on the brief tale about this wonderful plant in Asia, known as Sabah Snake Grass. It has a scientific name Clinacanthus nutans. It has a number of name variations in Asia. It is known as Dun Cao by Mandarin-speaking people. It is called Tarum Siam by the Malays. And, the Indonesians call it Dandang Gendis.
Why has it been called Sabah Snake Grass? The root word is snake, a poisonous reptile living in this planet. It is known this way to represent its folklore medicinal underpinning, being used for hundreds of years in Asia as a cure or treatment for snakebites.
However, from such underpinning as part of the traditional medicinal knowledge of the Asian people to treat venomous bites by the dangerous elongated reptiles (snakes), SSG has gained so much popularity in the present era, when humans are in constant search for true and effective treatments for various human diseases. In the recent years, it has had been tested for various deadly diseases, such as cancer, leukemia, cardiovascular diseases, kidney trouble, skin diseases, and many more. With the availability of first-hand testimonials coming from those people who have had experienced the so-called ‘SSG medicinal power,’ the human race is in its phase right now to sift things behind these claims on this herb’s contained properties –that could be considered as the ‘new elixir of human life.’
Saying so and so is not enough, to some extent. Digging scientific substantiation is a must. So, let’s take a look further on how science has been able to come up with initial knowledge back-ups regarding the claimed health benefits of this new elixir of human life –the Sabah Snake Grass.
Backed-Up By Scientific Knowledge
If someone will try to go to science libraries elsewhere to dig facts on Sabah Snake Grass, nothing substantial enough could be found but purely physical pictures of this herbal plant. Meaning, there are no enough scientific literatures to be found in those libraries. However, as the world embraces the so-called ‘fast pacing of life’ due to technological advancement, anybody can now read through the Internet some scientific write-ups that talk about SSG, in general sense.
An academic and scientific paper was published recently in the official website of Academia.edu, and it was written by Ugenthira Gunasekaran, as his academic compliance for his Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology degree at the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. In his paper, Gunasekaran cited the benefits of SSG based on scientific findings, to wit as follows:
- This plant is helpful to treat various deadly diseases like diabetes, fractures, kidney problems, as well as fungus-based health issues.
- This plant contains flavanoids, a known antioxidant that is able to eliminate the presence of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are the main cause why human cells function will be affected, which will eventually cause cancerous diseases.
- Based on study, it also contains other essential properties, such as betulin and pentacyclic triterpenoids, which play a major role in treating cancer.
Is it still not enough? Maybe, yes. However, the scientific endeavor at present to provide more facts on why Sabah Snake Grass can really help people address deadly diseases is already at its continuum. In fact, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA) was recently about to recognize the scientific nutritional value of SSG towards human diseases prevention. It was just withdrawn due to some inevitable reasons, which maybe socio-political or socio-economic in nature.
Why Humans Should Trust Sabah Snake Grass?
The main perspective here is that humans are in constant motion, finding a panacea or elixir of life. Sabah Snake Grass, as pointed out by this paper, is (or could be) the new elixir found in this planet, where the human race is living. There are scientific back-ups already as orchestrated by some scholars in the academe, saying that SSG contains substances and properties that can truly heal human diseases. In this sense, humans should consider this fact as part of the larger spectra vis-à-vis medicinal options.
There is nothing to worry about its regular usage and application as suggested and recommended by those people who have had tried it for their multi-dimensional diseases. The point here is that Sabah Snake Grass is a plant of nature. There is nothing synthetic in it. There is nothing unnatural in it. Everything in it is natural and harmless. It is just an herbal plant that is grown, or could be grown in your own backyard, or even in your neighbor’s backyard, without you knowing the medicinal properties it has.
It is about time to take recourse towards nature. Science, on the one hand, has explained already the adverse impact to be caused by western pills, capsules, vaccines, and the like. They are all having negative side effects, since they are not natural in form and in substance. On the other hand, a new revolution has come, a revolution that indeed gives emphasis on Mother Earth –the true source of the elixir of human life. Hence, herbal plants exist for different purposes, but somehow have an intertwined purpose –to provide humans with effective remedies for various lifestyle-based diseases. In this case, Sabah Snake Grass is (could be) the new elixir of human life.
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