jiaogulan tea bags

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma) in tea bags

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Jiaogulan has been described as an 'immortality herb' in China. In addition to its many health benefits, it is an ideal soother to relief stress and assist in sleep.
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Botanic name:

Gynostemma Pentaphyllum

Other names: 

Jiao Gu Lan, 5-leaf ginseng, Southern ginseng, miracle grass, fairy herb, sweet tea vine, gospel herb.

Expiatory date of current batch: 

30/06/2017

Jiaogulan plant:

Jiaogulan is a plant growing in the wild in various parts of Asia, although now there are plants cultivated in farm lands. Jiaoguan was first recorded in a Chinese herbal book as ‘Famine Time Live Saving Herb’ at around 1406 (Ming Dynasty). It was used as a food subsidy during the times of famine.  Jiao Gu Lan has since been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat many health conditions.

During recent years, many scientists around the world have studied and identified various active pharmaceutical compounds (gypenosides) believed to have contributed to Jiaogulan’s health benefits.

Jiaogulan has also been called the ‘herb of immortality’ in China. There are books systematically describe its various medical uses, summarised as follow:

  1. Anti-inflammatory 
  2. Treatment for respiratory conditions
  3. Treatment for infectious hepatitis
  4. Anti-cancer
  5. Anti-ulcers and strengthening digestive system
  6. Reducing blood cholesterol levels & preventing cardiovascular diseases
  7. Enhancing the body’s immune system

Apart from the above mentioned medical functions, many people are using the herb as an infusion and beverage for its more general benefits such as:

  1. Detox
  2. Slimming and prevention of high cholesterol & blood pressure
  3. Anti-anxiety,  making a great calming and soothing cuppa before bed time
  4. Strength and endurance booster  (it has been demonstrated in the laboratory that Jiao Gu Lan fed mice not only swam for longer distance, but also recovered much faster from the exertion  after)
  5. Skin care as a result of its cell rejuvenating effect

Most of the above health benefits of Jiaogulan can be explained by its two most powerful therapeutic natures:

  1. Being an adaptogen: adaptogen is defined as ‘a herbal product that is thought to increase resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue, without or has minimum side effects.’
  2. Being an antioxidant: “An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions that damage cells. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions.” (Wkipedia)

(Technically, adaptogens include antioxidants, but not all antioxidants are adpatogens.)

What is worthwhile mentioning here is that not only Jiaogulan meets all the criteria of being a natural apaptogen, but the toxicity study of Jiaogulan by some Japanese scientists showed it has almost zero level of toxicity.

More reading about Jiao-Gu-Lan can be found at: http://www.jiaogulan.net/benefits.htm

Packaing:  

This Jiaogulan herbal tea is packaged in tea bags. A box contains 30 tea bags with a net weight of 60g.



Michael

Sunday, 09 June 2013

I've been researching the benefits of this amazing tea & there's a lot of Jiaogulan (Gynostemma) tea overseas via online. But I wanted to the local convenience of it which Valley Green tea provides that.rnThis is the only place I have seen online in Australia selling in Tea Bag form with a seller having passion for Tea for my convenience.rnrnThe Tea is wonderful indeed It has a pleasant sweet taste & smell & also keeps the mind & body at peace before bed! Also the other great benefits of tea in general for your health.rnrnThank You for offering this wonderful Tea to Australia.rnrnP.S. The half price version is still great. Just store it right so the quality remains consistent.

Kevin

Thursday, 15 October 2009

This tea does help with sleeping problems.I always woke at about 2-3am and couldn\'t sleep after that.Now I sleep right through. It works for me and also has a calming effect as well.

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