Gumbi gumbi offers several medicinal benefits. Test tube experiments undertaken at the University of Berlin have shown that this herb possesses the ability to destroy carcinogenic cells. At the same time, this herb has also exhibited that it is a potent immune system stimulant. Gumbi gumbi is generally used in the form of an immune system stimulant and protector, shielding us from various health conditions. A tea prepared from the plant is taken internally to cure a number of health issues. Thus far, several hundred test cases have corroborated that gumby gumby or gumbi gumbi is extremely useful in curing several types of cancers - including those that are at their primary phase of development to those that are terminal cases. It has been found that in many instances regular consumption of formulations prepared from the leaves of this herb has proved to be extremely helpful in recuperation of various forms of cancer. At the same time continued treatment with gumbi gumbi has also helped to prevent the recurrence of the deadly disease. Till date, tests undertaken on certain cancer forms have been successful. So there is enough reason to believe that use of gumbi gumbi will be highly helpful for people suffering from all types of cancers. As of now, the medical community has not claimed that gumbi gumbi can be used as a substitute to the existing drugs to treat cancer. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that use of this natural remedy will not only be complimentary, but also useful in treating various forms of cancer. Several studies and tests undertaken with gumbi gumbi have revealed that this herb contains a number of nutrients, including saponins, flavonoids, and tannins. Saponins offer several health benefits. Findings of numerous studies have established that saponins are effective in reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood stream, beneficial for the health of our bones, stimulate the immune system and even possess anti-cancer properties. Similarly, it has been found that flavonoids and tannins possess antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer as well as anti-viral properties and, hence, have various therapeutic applications. In addition to the above mentioned properties, flavonoids and tannins have many other beneficial effects on our health. Apparently, gumbi gumbi also possesses anti-spasmodic, anti-pruritic, galactagogue and detoxification properties. Several studies have shown that this herb is useful in augmenting circulation, keeping blood pressure under check and also perk up the immune system. In addition, it has been stated that gumbi gumbi aids in treating angina, hemorrhoids, chronic fatigue, diverticulosis, cramps, convulsions and even vein conditions. Since gumbi gumbi possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties, this herb is excellent for treating joint pains, arthritis as well as various other bone and joint diseases. In addition to being extremely beneficial for people who have been enduring depression, gumbi gumbi has been found to be very helpful for people enduring the condition called Meniere's disease, wherein the patient suffers from vertigo, balance problems, hearing problems and ringing in the ears. In fact, this condition has very few treatments and gumbi gumbi is one effective remedy for it. It has been found that gumbi gumbi is also useful in treating various skin complaints such as rashes, eczema, psoriasis and several other conditions like acne. In fact, gumbi gumbi is very effective in repairing damaged skin. Last, but not the least important, it has been established that gumbi gumbi is highly effective in treating emphysema.
Many people use the leaves of gumbi gumbi to prepare an herbal tea for internal use. You can prepare this tea by adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of the herb to every quart of water and allow it to steep for roughly 15 minutes. Keep this herbal tea in a glass jar and store it in a refrigerator. You may drink 120 ml to 150 ml of this tea every day to treat your conditions.
As of now there are no reports of adverse effects or any complication of using gumbi gumbi. There is also no evidence of this herb interacting with other medications. Nevertheless, it is always wise to consult your physician before including this herb in your treatment regimen.