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What is Jiaogulan Tea?

Jiaogulan is a vine-growing plant, part of the cucumber family and is native to China.  It has a long history of use in Chinese medicine, due to its multiple health benefits.  Being referred to under multiple other names including “xian cao” and “gynostemma pentaphyllum”, the two nicknames of “herb of immortality”, “Southern ginseng”, most likely stemmed from the Guizhou Province, a southern area of China where many centenarians live, and is believed their longevity is a result of drinking this tea daily.

While Jiaogulan tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, it began gaining recognition in western society after a 1970 census taken in China.  The results of the census revealed interesting data, particularly in two small regions where a large number of its people were over the age of 100.  Further research concluded that both regions had the jiaogulan plant growing natively and was consumed on a regular basis by locals because it was less expensive than other teas and they rather enjoyed the natural sweet flavour. 

Jiaogulan is a powerful antioxidant and it plays an important role in health.  Studies suggest that it improves fat metabolism, stops further growth of cancer cells, safeguards and strengthens the heart and regularizes blood pressure. 

Additionally, this “Southern ginseng” tea works as adaptogen, meaning it balances out excesses or deficiencies throughout bodily systems, such as the digestive system, reproductive system, mental functions and more.  Sounds impressive, right?  Well, Jiaogulan tea contains as much as four times the natural antioxidants as that of traditional ginseng tea.

Jiaogulan Tea is a completely natural herb, containing no caffeine or sugar and has a delicious, naturally sweet aroma and it is recommended to drink 3-6 cups per day to increase energy and improve overall health.

Note.  Depending on when the Jiaogulan was harvested there maybe a slight difference in taste, this is normal.

 

Jiaogulan Loose leaf Tea (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum)- 100 g

Jiaogulan leaf (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum) - 500mg x 60 capsules

 

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