The profile of Sorghum bicolour, a native grass cultivated for food and its highly medicinal properties got boosted last week when Health Forever Ltd, manufacturers of Jobelyn, made a presentation before the World Congress on Military Medicine, WCMM.
For long, the people of West Africa have used this and other botanical plants as medicine for treating and curing diseases, but it is the discovery of its special and expansive powers by the founder of Health Forever that consummated the potentials.
Making a presentation at WCMM on behalf of Health Forever, Colonel G.I. Ayuba of 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, based on the military’s long-term relationship with Jobelyn, said for over a decade, military and police hospitals nationwide have found the product potent in boosting immune systems of patients with life-threatening illneses such as HIV&AIDS.
According to Ayuba, Sorghum bicolor is nature’s most powerful antioxidant. He told the congress that its unsurpassed antioxidant capacity was present in a single specific species of which the active part is the leaf.
He said: “For the past two decades, modern science has created synthetic equivalents of the active compounds in Sorghum bicolour. Studies have shown that these synthetic equivalents do not possess the same impressive biological effects when compared to the natural extracts.”
Ayuba explained that many plants manufactured secondary metabolites, which include flavonoids, to protect themselves against pathogen attack. In sorghum, this defence is an active response resulting in the accumulation of high levels of 3-deoxyanthocyanidin phytoalexins (flavonoids) in the plant “This 3-deoxyanthocyanidin (3-DXA) possesses unique chemical and biochemical properties that Jobelyn uses to strengthen the body and promote whole health,” Ayuba added.
”Sorghum is the only dietary source of 3-deoxyanthocyanidin”, he said
He cited the various tests that had been conducted on Jobelyn including an investigation conducted at University of Benin, where PCV and HB levels of health rabbits and rabbits infected with Trypanosoma brucei-induced anemia were elevated following Jobelyn administration.