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Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Jiaogulan) - 100g (Certified Organic) (Loose leaf tea pellet)


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Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Jiaogulan) - 100g (Certified Organic) (Loose leaf tea pellet)

Jiaogulan is an anti-aging, longevity Super Herb!

It is used generally to reinforce overall health and has a powerful anti-fatigue effect. Jiaogulan is one of the major adaptogenic herbs, in the same category as, Reishi Mushroom, Schizandra, Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng, and Astragalus. Ginseng has 28 different saponins whereas Jiaogulan has 82! The Japanese have done considerable research into the effects of Jiaogulan. After finding that many Chinese people over 80 drank Jiaogulan tea everyday, they researched the pharmacology of this herb which led to the conclusion that it contains an incredibly broad range of phytonutrients and health benefits. It is believed that Jiaogulan slows down the aging process and reduces fatigue. It improves sexual functions, helps to calm the nervous system and eases pain.

Gynostemma pentaphyllum belongs to the cucumber family and has the nickname "Southern Ginseng" because it has been grown in the mountainous regions of South Central China. Guizhou province specifically has become known for the longevity of its inhabitants as well as for the low incidence of cardiovascular diseases and cancer that exist there. It was believed that the food and lifestyle there contributed to the well-being and longevity of its inhabitants. It has now been shown that Gynostemma pentaphyllum in particular was a major factor accounting for the low rates of cardiovascular diseases in that region. Today this plant is also cultivated in other subtropical Asian countries.

Pharmacological tests reveal that Jiaogulan has the most incredible ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream. Gynostemma works by emulsifying the cholesterol deposits that have accumulated on the vascular walls, flushing them out from the circulatory system. Additional benefits to the circulatory system include lowering high blood pressure, decreasing the level of high blood fats, and reduction in the incidence of blood clots and arteriosclerosis. It helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels, it also helps increase good cholesterol (HDL) levels, boosts the immune system by elevating the number and activity of white blood cells, strengthens the digestive system by assisting in liver function through inhibited oxidation of liver cells and relieves stress by soothing and relaxing the central nervous system. Its importance to cardiovascular health is well-known but Jiaogulan has other lesser known but equally important health benefits. Being an adaptogen, this herb has the unique ability to help "restore homeostasis" or "re-establish equilibrium" to the body's various systems, including: the cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, immune and reproductive systems. Studies verify that Jiaogulan helps the liver control fat metabolism thereby making it useful for natural weight loss. In a person with a normal, fit liver, consumed sugar and carbohydrates are sent to the muscles to be used as energy whereas in a person with an unfit liver, the sugar is converted instead to triglycerides and then stored as fat. People with a poor diet, work-related stress, and / or exposure to pollution probably have a liver deficiency or imbalance. Jiaogulan has the ability to greatly inhibit the "unfit" body's tendencies to store sugars as fat.

Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Jiaogulan) has been proven by the medical community to:

   * Help maintain healthy cardiovascular function by reducing unhealthy cholesterol levels and lowering high blood pressure by decreasing vascular resistance and increasing coronary blood flow.
   * Its adaptogenic properties enhance physiological functions, aiding the body to recover from illness, stress and fatigue.
   * Be a powerful antioxidant for protecting the body from free radical damage.
   * Strengthen the body's immune system.
   * Show positive effects toward inhibiting the tumor growth of cancerous cells in the brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, stomach, breasts, uterus, prostate, rectum, thyroid and skin.
   * Enhance liver, spleen and digestive system functions and prevent and cure constipation and inhibit the formation of gallbladder stones.
   * Assist in natural weight loss by effectively blocking the body's conversion of sugar into stored fat.
   * Possibly help slow the aging process by strengthening cellular function and promoting cell proliferation.

   * Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Jiaogulan)
   * Certified organic
   * Loose leaf tea pellet, dried
   * Grade A
   * 100g standup pouch (5" x 8")

Jiaogulan is a soothing herb, with sedative effects on the central nervous system that helps memory and cognitive functions. It improves the quality of sleep and relieves insomnia. It is rich in amino acids, antioxidants and minerals and is safe for long-term, continuous use.

These statements have not been evaluated by Health ~Canada or the FDA. Our products are not intended for use in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment or recovery from any illness or disease. Our information is offered in a historical and educational context. Those experiencing health problems are advised to seek assistance from the qualified health practitioner of their choice.

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