1. Treat hypertension and prevent heart disease
In addition to preventing diabetes, the content in binahong leaf extract also has the effect of lowering heart rate and increasing urine production.
Both of these effects are similar to the effects of beta-blocking hypertension drugs and diuretics. Therefore, binahong leaf extract is thought to be useful for people with hypertension.
In addition, binahong leaf extract is also known to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and fat in the blood.
The combination of antihypertensive and cholesterol-lowering effects is very good for preventing heart disease, such as heart failure or heart attack.
2. Treating gout
The benefits of binahong leaves as a gout drug have been supported by many studies. This property is thought to come from the flavonoid content that can inhibit the formation of uric acid, so it is effective in preventing and reducing the risk of gout attacks. Although believed to be able to treat various diseases, most of these properties still require further research.
3. Prevent premature aging Aging is another side effect
due to oxidative stress. Aging is a natural process, but free radicals can make it worse.
Antioxidants such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, vitamin A and vitamin C provide protection from free radicals. Because binahong leaves are an abundant source of vitamin A and vitamin C, this herb has proven to be much more useful for preventing premature aging.