Sugar Cane, Sugarcane, Ko, Saccharum officinarum
Sugar cane is a tall perennial grass native to warm temperatures and tropical regions of South Asia. Sugar cane can grow up to 6 to 12 feet, with woody, bamboo-like stems and silver, feathery flower spikelets.
A canoe plant, Sugarcane was brought to Hawaii by Polynesian settlers as a food, medicine and tool source. In its raw form, Sugarcane is extremely healing and a beneficial source of micro and macro nutrients. Full of antioxidants and active enzymes, Sugarcane provides a full-spectrum energy boost and immune enhancement. Contrary to common belief, Sugarcane is actually beneficial for oral health, reducing cavities, gingivitis and strengthening the teeth. It helps eliminate free radicals, while simultaneously providing the body with anti-aging compounds. Sugarcane also imparts specific compounds that make nutrients in other foods more bioavailable. It is when Sugarcane is processed, bleached and stripped of its natural composition that it becomes a health risk instead of a health aid.
- Hydrates the body
- Boosts energy
- Reduces kidney stones
- Detoxifies the kidneys
- Rejuvenates the liver
- Prevents prostate and breast cancer
- Protects against tooth decay and bad breath
- Strengthens teeth
- Promotes healthy skin and prevents aging
- Strengthens stomach, kidneys, heart, eyes, brain and reproductive organs
- Contains iron, soluble fiber and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6
- Rich in calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc