Oriyen Japanese Plum Balls are rich in citric acid and other organic acids, proteins and minerals which help to maintain good health. The balls are made from the concentrated juice of Japanese Ume (plums) harvested when the acid content is highest. Boiled to a thick syrup, the juice yields a concentrated extract 30 times stronger than the fruit itself. The extract is then combined with Wild Japanese Mountain Yam (Jinenjo), a digestive aid which enhances its potency. The mixture is made into easy-to-swallow plum balls. 2 plum balls equal 1 fresh plum of 25 gm.[/dropcap]
Japanese Ume contains more citric acid, calcium, iron and phosphorus than any other fruit and twice as much protein. It is also rich in other organic acids and minerals.
Ume is a variety of plum originating from China where it was used over 4,000 years ago. It was introduced to Japan 1,300 years ago as a medicinal herb. Unlike the Chinese and Taiwanese varieties, the Japanese Ume is bigger, rounder and richer in nutrients.
Ume is indispensable in every Japanese household, consumed as a staple part of the diet for its many therapeutic properties. In contrast to its sour taste, the Ume is highly alkaline. Together with the breakdown of lactic acid, this helps to normalize the pH of the blood.
Restores Energy : Lactic acid build-up in the body causes fatigue, muscle cramps and a variety of other conditions. Citric acid in Ume breaks down lactic acid that is produced in the body when our bodies convert food to energy. The citric and organic acids are catalysts in the cellular cycle of energy production, storage, and release.
Strengthens Digestive System : Ume contains catechin acid which kills germs in the intestines, speeds up intestinal peristalsis and acts as a laxative.
This triple action maintains a healthy digestive system. Ume is also excellent for deworming and relieving flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea and food poisoning.
Improves Liver Function : Ume contains picric acid which helps the liver to efficiently neutralize toxins and contributes to overall well-being. Records dating as far back as the Heian Era, circa 950 A.D., are rich with accounts of the healing powers of the Ume:
• “A umeboshi (pickled plum) a day will prevent 100 illnesses.”
• “The virtues of the umeboshi are to kill intestinal worms, lower fever, stop a cough, reduce phlegm and stop diarrhoea and vomiting.”
• “Every time a male child is born, plant 3 plum trees.”
The Healing Powers Of UME : Rich in organic acids and minerals, Ume is ideal for maintaining the body in peak condition. Lactic acid is produced when the body burns food for energy. Citric acid breaks down lactic acid into carbon dioxide and water to be expelled from the body. Illness, drugs, poor eating habits, food additives and excessive consumption of meat and sugar can result in over-production of lactic acid and not enough citric acid to break it down. The build-up of lactic acid causes fatigue and muscle cramps. Metabolic activity also turns sluggish, causing inefficient conversion of food into energy and aging of cells. Ume’s high content of citric acid breaks down lactic acid and improves metabolism. Its high level of phosphoric acid also helps to improve metabolism and prevent aging of cells.
Guards Against Acidity In The Blood : Blood can become acidic due to a build-up of lactic acid and other acids from a meaty diet. This causes headaches, insomnia and irritability, and contributes to chronic ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes, liver diseases and cancer.
Strengthens Immune System : Ume boosts the body’s natural healing power and improves resistance to common viral infections such as colds, coughs and sore throat. It contains benzoaldehyde which relieves fever and pain.
Rich In Calcium, Iron And Phosphorus : Pregnant women, growing children, the elderly and people suffering from arthritis and rheumatism need extra calcium and phosphorus. Those who arc anemic and women in general need extra iron. Ume is a rich, natural source.
Promotes Absorption Of Calcium and Iron In Pregnant Women : Ume’s high content of citric acid increases the absorption of calcium and iron. It is ideal for the pregnant woman and her growing fetus.
Recommended for those who:
- Tire easily
- Are prone to excessive gas, bloatedness and indigestion
- Skip meals or lack nutrition
- Suffer body aches (especially the elderly)
- Are under stress
- Consume alcohol
- Are prone to flu, cold and infections; have poor immune system
- Suffer from diarrhoea, constipation or mild food poisoning
- Would like to maintain a healthy body weigh
How To Use
Adults, 5 – 10 Oriyen Japanese Plum Balls. Double the dose if necessary. Children, half dosage. Ideal for everyone.
Weight 0.4 kg Packaging Quantity
Ume Plum ( Concentrate) 127 mg
Wild Japanese Mountain Yam 103 mg
2 plum balls equal 1 fresh plum of 25 gm.