- Buy Jiaogulan tea online at a wholesale price.
- Naturally grown in the Qinba nature reserve located in the Shaanxi province.
- Also known as 'immortality herb' as Jiaogulan tea is antioxidant rich and increases longevity.
- The most popular Ginseng alternative, which why it's also known as: gynostemma pentaphyllum
What is Jiaogulan?
Jiaogulan is a plant grown in the Southern China, also known as Gynostemma Pentaphyllum. It's a popular herb mostly consumed as tea. Due to the fact it contains many chemical compounds that are also found in ginseng, it's also often known as: five-leaf ginseng, poor man’s ginseng, or southern ginseng.
Jiaogulan Health Benefits
Jiaogulan is consumed by Chinese for hundreds of years to increase longevity. Traditionally, in Chinese medicine this herb is used to treat diabetes, hepatitis and heart diseases. Clinical studies now also show that Gynostemma Pentaphyllum can help improve endurance and the immune system as well as reduce cholesterol and liver damage. Studies also show that it has anti cancer properties.
The key behind all the confirmed benefits is the chemical compound in Jiaogulan, known as 'Saponin'.
Jiaogulan Side Effects
Pregnancy: Jiaogulan might be possibly unsafe during pregnancy and breastfeeding period. There's not enough known about the use of this herb during such period. It's therefore recommend to stay on the safe side and avoid the use of this herb.
Bleeding disorders: If you suffer from any kind of bleeding disorders, you should not consume this herb. The reason is that Gynostemma might slow blood clotting. It should therefore be also avoided 2 weeks before surgery.
|Steeping time||3-4 min|
|Steeping temperature||100 °C - 212 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||1 tbsp|
|Tea Caffeine Content||caffeine free|
|Tea in Chinese||绞股蓝|