EXPOSURE TO CHAYA – As we are in the Dietary Supplement business we have always had a keen interest to learn more about the capabilities of natural products. It just so happened that we learned of Chaya for the first time from one of our neighbours. He seriously suffered from some of the symptoms of Diabetes and battled to get it under control. After he had tried many medicines and alternatives and done a lot of research, he decided to import some Chaya trees. That in itself was quite a process. The results he obtained through consuming the leaves were remarkable.
OUR INVESTIGATION – As we did our own research, we came across many studies demonstrating the effectiveness and pointing out the potential of Chaya. We also came across some amazing testimonials from all over the world. We decided to experiment with leaf drying processes and started offering the product to other people who struggled to maintain stable blood sugar and had poor blood circulation or high cholesterol. Although everyone did not achieve exactly the same results, during the two year period there were some really notable testimonials (see some below) with almost everyone reported at least improved energy levels. (this process was of course not a formal clinical study)
THE PRODUCTS – Because we have seen the positive impact Chaya has had on many of our customers, it is our mission to create awareness of this underexploited (but well researched) plant and get its products into the hands of the people who will benefit most from it.
INTRODUCING CHAYA (TREE SPINACH) – CNIDOSCOLUS ACONITIFOLIUS/CHAYAMANSA
USED AS FOOD AND MEDICINE
Cnidoscolus Aconitifolius is a highly nutritious shrub native to Central America and Mexico where it is has been widely cultivated for use as food and medicine for centuries. It is also referred to as the Mayan Miracle plant.
Because of the growing global trend to use more natural products as well as the research done on Cnidoscolus Aconitifolius it has now also grabbed the interest of Western markets. See article published in New York Botanical Garden Press: “The Ethnobotany of Chaya”
TOPIC OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Many universities from different countries have done research on this unique plant. The plant has “exceptional nutritional value”. It contains essential amino acids and many vitamins and minerals. Twenty phyto-chemotypes with different therapeutic activities have been revealed in Chaya.
For more detail about the Nutritional Values, Phytochemical Content and Medicinal Properties, read the article about this “Underexploited Tropical Plant” published recently in the American Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Research.
100g Dried Crushed Chaya Leaves
How to use Dried Crushed Chaya Leaves:
Boil to make a refreshing Chaya Tea or drink cold as an Iced Tea. Cook in a variety of dishes or use as a herb.