Many have heard Icepant, but no many have tried yet. The crunchy crystal green Icepant is good in mouth, but do you know it has amazing medicinal qualities too!
Medicinally the ice plant is used in the treatment of respiratory and bladder and vaginal inflammations and in Argentina it is used to treat venereal disease. Fresh juice of the crushed leaves may treat water retention and painful urination and is also used to ease and soothe inflammation in the lungs.
The Japanese study, has also found that the ice plant has high antioxidant activity and accumulates proline, a non-essential amino acid involved in the production of collagen. Proline can also assist wound healing and is also a building block of a compound which maintains and heals cartilage and strengthen joints, tendons and muscles.
The leaves are used in the treatment of dysentery (infection of the intestines) and diseases of the liver and kidney. Sailors used the leaves to treat scurvy on long sea voyages.
IcePlant 冰菜 x 10 trays