jiaogulan (gynostemma)

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Part used Herb
Use 1 tsp dried herb in 8oz water, steep 40 minutes
Benefits
  • Enhances immune system function and reverses / prevents immunosuppression
  • Antioxidant: enhancementment of Super Oxidase Dismutase (SOD)
  • Heart protective: reduces LDL cholesterol and platelet aggregation and improves cardiac function
  • Calming adaptogen and useful for treating anxiety, hypertension and stress
Dangers Have with food – may cause gastric upset when taken on empty stomach

Research studies

Adapted from:

Winston, D. & Maimes, S. (2007). Adaptogens: Herbs for strength, stamina and stress releif. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press

 

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