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The Herb of Immortality
Are you looking for a safe, daily Chinese herbal supplement to help boost your energy, strengthen immunity and improve circulation?
What is Jiaogulan?
Jiaogulan, scientific name Gynostemma Pentaphyllum, is a member of the cucumber family. As the name implies, it grows in characteristic five leaf clusters and is a low lying vine or ground cover.
Jiaogulan leaves has been used for centuries in China and is a refreshing and healthy tea.
Jiaogulan (jow-goo-lawn) and in TCM Jiao Gu Lan has such a long list of rejuvenating properties that in China they call it the immortality herb. It is in a rare class of herbs called adaptogens that help your body without causing any harm or imbalance. Jiaogulan is especially helpful in building your body’s natural resistance to stress. The amazing effect jiaogulan has on cardio-vascular health has earned it the title of the herbal heart defender.
It creates balance between other organs’ functions, thereby bolstering stability of the body as a whole. This results in better brain function, increased endurance, and resistance to illness and injury.
Jiaogulan has one of the highest levels of antioxidants known. Antioxidants are an important factor in treating cancer, liver disease, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, arthritis inflammation and even the aging process. Penta (Jiaogulan) has been proven in many studies to have a powerful antioxidant effect, by protecting the body from free radical damage.
Reducing Blood Pressure, Preventing Strokes and Heart Attacks. Penta dramatically decreases the chances of a stroke by inhibiting blood platelets from “sticking together,” which prevents the formation of stroke-inducing blood clots. This same action prevents artery clogging, thereby reducing risk of a heart attack. Also, studies show that in as little as two weeks, a small dose of Penta taken daily, lowers high blood pressure to a normal range. By increasing production of nitric oxide – a chemical that relaxes blood vessel walls – the herb effectively reduces the blood pressure. In addition, Jiaogulan reduces cholesterol by about 25%.
Building Up the Immune System. In China, doctors prescribe daily doses of Jiaogulan (Penta) for patients recovering from heart and brain surgery. Why? Because the herb supports the immune system, aiding in a quicker and more effective recovery. Patients undergoing cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy receive Jiaogulan as well. Research has shown that Jiaogulan can increase the white blood cell count, which strengthens resistance, thus improving the patients’ ability to recover.
Improving Cardiovascular Function. Athletes use the herb to enhance their performance, as Penta has been found to enhance the heart pumping function, improving contractility of the heart muscle. Endurance during heightened physical activity and recovery afterwards are the most pronounced benefits.
As a powder 400mg is the most common dosage. It has no side-effects, no over dose effects, as per the test done by the Stimulant Testing Center of Chinese Sports Medical Science Institute, it is without any stimulants forbidden by provisions(1988) of International Olympic Commission.
Jiaogulan, has been recommend by some as a way to help ease nervous tension and exhaustion, stimulate liver function, enhance stamina and boost your body’s resistance to disease and toxins. There have been research studies which proclaim that Jiaogulan holds potential, positive antioxidant benefits. Gynostemma pentaphyllum is seen by some herbalists as a natural herb with many benefits.