Also known as
Gynostemma pentaphyllum, Miracle Tea, Five Leaf Ginseng
Jiaogulan is an adaptogenic herb that nourishes all of the bodily systems and contains 82 known gypenosides, compounds closely related to those found in authentic Panax ginseng. Jiaogulan has been traditionally used to strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure & cholesterol, improve circulation, and has numerous anti-oxidants.
Extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum, standardized for a content of 75% gypenosides.
Recommended amount per dose is 100-250 mg, or a 1/5th to half full size '00' capsule.
Jiaogulan is not stimulatory or function like an aphrodisiac like red Panax ginseng, but does provide many of the same total body benefits that white ginseng & other adaptogens possess. The main benefit of Jiaogulan is longevity & as a general overall tonic for daily use. Jiaogulan has beneficial effects on the heart and it is described by the local inhabitants as the "immortality herb", because people within Guizhou Province, where jiaogulan herbal teas are consumed regularly, are said to have a history of unusual longevity.
Do not consume without knowing an accurate dosage. A milligram scale is highly recommended.
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