Narra: Nature's immune booster

MANILA, Philippines –  It is known as our national tree. This majestic reddish hardwood tree we call narra or rosewood  so called because of its natural rose scent  has long been a much-sought-after source of expensive wood for house construction and furniture due to its durability and elegance.

But did you know that narra is also considered a medicinal plant? It possesses certain properties that can fight certain diseases. It has antioxidants and phytochemicals that have been found to be natural anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, and anti-HIV agents. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. It has the ability to lower blood sugar level, relieve joint pains, burn unwanted fats, and help in the elimination of urinary stones.

“It is known to be a very effective blood purifier,” says Dr. Sonny A. Viloria, a general practitioner and natural therapist who earned his diploma in Therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Australia.

Narra has also been shown to be an extremely potent fungicide. Other benefits include its ability to fight viral infections, to prevent or remove unwanted growths such as warts and cysts, fight against skin problems such as acne, wash away toxins, relieve pain in menstrual disorder, myoma, and prostrate problems as well as open clogged vessels and airway congestion.

It does not, however, replace the need to take regular prescribed medication. Dr. Viloria clarifies, “Narra acts more as an immune booster which enhances what your body naturally has. It is an intelligent health supplement that equalizes and optimizes your natural immune system to fight against illnesses. It targets whatever is unbalanced in the body.” He adds, “One does not necessarily have to be sick to take narra as a food supplement. Anybody can take it to help prevent illnesses by boosting the immune system.”

The good news is that narra is now available in tea and capsule form. Natursentials Rosewood (Narra Bark and Wood Herbal Dietary Supplement) has a patented formula. It has no artificial colors, no salt, no sugar, no gluten, no lactose, and no caffeiene. Only narra shoots and bark are harvested from the narra trees that are grown in an exclusive six-acre organic farm, free from pesticides and away from pollution in Pililia, Rizal. No trees are cut down in the process.

The young branches and bark that are harvested are processed in a hygienic facility monitored under strict world-class standards.

Before being packed, the branches go through a process of drying and refining. A special magnetization also removes excess metal and improves negative ions. The whole process assures everyone of pure, natural products with no additives and no preservatives, Bernie Mercado, founding general manager of Naturteq Direct Inc., explains. Mercado has more than 20 years of experience in the direct-selling industry.

Rosewood is the flagship brand of Naturteq, a direct-selling company that offers high quality nutritional and beauty products as well as financial services. It is a new venture with Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, the leader in innovation and growth in the life insurance industry, through their president and CEO Gregorio D. Mercado.

Rosewood tea and capsules is a first of its kind and the only one on the market. “It is Filipino-invented and BFAD-approved,” Mercado remarks. “This narra bark and wood herbal dietary supplement is the key to achieving optimal health.”

source: Philippine Star
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