Anti-Cancer Diet in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Day Lily Flower



Consolidated Report by Nepenthe, (or Hemerocallis, day lily flower) is also known as brain food, is a vegetable with high level of nutrition and a variety of health functions. Day Lily is rich in lecithin, a necessary substance of the many body cells, especially the brain cells. Thus Day Lily as food is famous for its anti-aging and brain enhancement effects. In addition Day Lily can effectively eliminate intra-arterial sediments and thus it has a special effect to help with the mitigation of inattention, memory loss, and other symptoms of cerebral arterial occlusion. Therefore it is also known as the “brain food.”

Japan’s Cancer Prevention Institute provided a list of 18 vegetable that have significant inhibitory effects over cancers; Day Lily was in the list and ranked as No. 11. Recent studies also indicate that Day Lily flowers can significantly reduce serum cholesterol levels, it is conducive to the rehabilitation of patients with hypertension; it can be consumed as a health food for patients with hypertension. Day Lily contains protein (17.6%), sugar (9.1%), fat (2.2%) and iron (the content of iron is 20 times higher than that of spinach, 10 times higher than that of lettuce). In addition, Day Lily is also rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, iron and other minerals. 100 grams of Day Lily contains 283 valid calories of energy.

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