Mountain ants (Polyrhachis vicina Roger)
Polyrhachis vicina Roger
Ant is a wonderful insect, a representative of almost the largest and most prosperous insect families in natural world. In amber, that age more than a hundred million years, we can see prehistoric ants, which have a form and the outer structure that practically remained unchanged. This shows us that ants genetic structure is stable, characterized by the strongest features that help adapt and survive. According to research publications, particularly Mountain ants Polyrhachis vicina Roger (Pv Roger) are the most valuable of all ant species. Since ancient times, people had a special interest in researching the medical effects of ants, taking them as food. Ants were used as the main raw material for various medicinal purposes.
Nowadays, many research centers began to successfully use ant agents to treat rheumatic arthritis. It was also found that ant agents are effective in patients with certain chronic diseases such as hepatitis B and C, diabetes and others. In addition, ants are the most valuable commodity resource of traditional Chinese medicine that can stop a declining process in sexual activity, help to restore fertility and other functions, has a cosmetic effect, improves the condition of the skin, balances YIN and YANG in body organs and systems. This characterizes them as high class, natural health restoring product.
However, not all ant species have nutritional and therapeutic properties. According to scientific findings, currently in China only one ant species can be used for eating and therapeutic purposes, which is approved by Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China certificate. These ants live in Canby Shan Mountains - Mountain ants Polyrhachis vicina Roger (Pv Roger).
There is from 40 to 55 percent of proteins in Mountain ants Polyrhatis vicina Roger, 14 kinds of necessary minerals, 19 kinds of amino acids (including the necessary amino acids - threonine, fenilamine, valine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, tryptophan). Is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, C, D, E and others; there are inorganic salts such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, selenium and zinc, including a particular amount of zinc salts.
This unique nutritional value of raw material exceeds the wild mountain ginseng value (according to their proportions).
Source of the above information: Recent Achievements of Ancient Medicine by Prof. Dr. Arkadijus Gamperis,
Medical Doctor and Professor of Oriental Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania - ISBN 978-609-95273-3-8