Mondia Whitei (also known as White’s ginger) is a perennial, woody, rather vigorous climber with aromatic roots. It occurs in moist forests and in swamp forest, riverine forest, wooded savannah, and forest margins, at elevations up to 1,800 meters. Mondia Whitei is used in many parts of Africa as a traditional remedy to improve appetite and libido, as a galactagogue, as a fertility medication, and as an antidepressant.
In African countries, where it is used medicinally, the most commonly cited use is as an aphrodisiac. It is used to treat erectile dysfunctions and other ‘performance’ related ailments. As food, Mondia Whitei contains a wide range of vitamins (A, D, K and E), minerals (magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium) and proteins too. Its bitter roots have a vanilla taste and are hence used to make tea.
Mondia Whitei is the root of Whites’s ginger, a slow-growing vine with a vanilla-like aroma. Studies suggests Whitei possesses sex-stimulating properties, thus supporting its traditional use as an aphrodisiac. Further studies have indicated scientific evidence of the plant’s ability to increase libido. It is said to stimulate the production of testosterone and increase potency by improving sperm motility.
Some of the health benefits of Mondia Whitei are highlighted below.
Aphrodisiac is defined as food, herbs or drugs that arouses sexual instincts, brings on desires or increases sexual pleasure and or performance. Natural Aphrodisiac are mostly referred because they are generally safer, have more nutrients and ingredients without side effects. The long term effect of Mondia Whitei is that it gives a powerful sexual tonic, increasing libido, performance and pressure in both gender as it acts at the level of the central nervous system by altering specific sex hormones concentration (testosterone, oestrogen and progesterone) additionally the roots and or powder prevent diseases and disorders (STI’s) the affect the functioning of the male and female reproductive system of male or female during all stages of life. When taken consistently it improves sperms motility.
2. Flu prevention
Researches on the effects of Mondia Whitei on mice suggest a possible link on its treatment and prevention of influenza and respiratory problems. Mondia Whitei extracts improves the survival of human lung epithelial cells infected by influenza virus.
3. Improves mental performance and brain function
A number of studies have shown that Mondia Whitei has positive effects on memory, learning speeding and retention notably, the roots or powder tend to increase alertness and energy to many people. Additionally, another immense benefit of Mondia Whitei is that it manages neuro-protection and reverses age related cognitive decline. In number animal studies it has been shown to protect and repair neurons in the brain. Studies done among people with Alzheimer’s disease showed that taking Mondia Whitei powder daily for two weeks improves mental performance significantly.
4. Lowers blood sugar level
Studies show that Mondia Whitei lowers blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Studies have found that people with type 2 diabetes who take Mondia Whitei show less of an increase in blood glucose level. Further studies done have found that Mondia Whitei causes a reduction in blood glucose level confirming that Mondia Whitei possess glucoregulatory properties.
5. Anti-aging and longevity
Its most spectacular health benefit of Mondia Whitei is its ability to extend the life span for those who use it regularly reducing the incidence of diseases in the body. In ancient China, Mondia Whitei was widely used longevity tonic as by daoist and emperors seeking immortality. Continual and consistent usage in women shows that Mondia Whitei relieves menopause related symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, depression, varginal dryness, decreased sex drive, weight gain, insomnia and hair loss.
6. Boost immune system
Mondia Whitei helps the body to fight off infection and diseases. The roots and or powder have been used for maintaining immune homeostasis and enhancing resistance to illness or infection. Mondia Whitei extracts decrease the number of bacterial present in the spleen, kidney and blood as it’s a general detoxifier that detoxifies chemicals and toxins in the environment and consumables.
Several clinical studies have shown that the roots and or powder improves the performance of cells that play a major role in immunity. Mondia Whitei regulates each type of immune cell including; natural killer cells, macrophages, T cells and B cells. The roots and or powder produce antimicrobial compounds that works as a defence mechanism against bacterial and viral infection.