China's "IMMORTALITY HERB"
super-charges your health.
We've all heard about the effectiveness of ginseng for boosting
the immune system and energizing the body. However,
there's a lesser-known Asian herb--one that many Chinese use
to extend their lives to 100 years or more. In fact, among those
in China who take advantage of its healing powers, it's regarded
as "like ginseng... But better".
The herb is jiaogulan (JOW-goo-lawn), and it's poised to be
the next big thing in herbal supplements. Its catalog of benefits
is dizzying--as is the amount of scientific research behind
it. Treating everything from high blood pressure to bronchitis,
antioxidant has also show anti-cancer effects in lab studies.
If the body needs rest, Jiaogulan promotes rest.
If the body needs to be energized, the herb does that as well.
to make tea: Pour 1-4 cups of hot water in a pot and bring to
a boil. Add 1-3 sachets, depending on potency, cover and turn
off heat. Let it brew for 4-5 minutes and serve.
Add ice for iced tea.
Five Leaf Co. Ltd. Chiangmai, Thailand
Let Tea is the company's brand name in Thailand. Let Tea is dedicated to producing a safe (using environmentally-friendly methods)
and natural products.
At present we have a pure Jiaogulan tea.
Jiaogulan is a Chinese name and the scientific name is Gynostemma
pentaphyllum. Since Chiangmai is near China, this herb is also
growing abundantly in our forest, and locally in the Doi Inthanon
forest of Chiangmai.
Chiangmai is known for its fertile soil and the people are mostly
farmers. Jiaogulan plant is very sensitive to chemical fertilizers
so growers used compost or humus methods. It is a slow-growing
plant. Jiaogulan is NOT bothered by insects or plant diseases,
so growers do not use pesticides of any kind. Jiaogulan likes
fertile soil to grow so every harvest the farmers have to plant
legumes and build up the soil again by using natural fertilizer,
the nitrogen from peanuts and beans.
After harvesting the Jiaogulan is washed and dehydrated in automated
drying machines. The process is slow and at a low temperature
to preserve the nutrients and beneficial effects of the tea.
The sachets are packed in heavy-gauge lined foil protected from
moisture as well as air.
As a cancer survivor, I found Jiaogulan as a very special herb
because it nursed me back to health. I have been drinking this
herb for eight years and I can assure you of its health benefits.
I have never been admitted to the hospital for seven years now.
I know how difficult it is to be sick so my mission is to share
this blessing with everyone and with the world.
LIVE LONGER AND BETTER WITH JIAOGULAN
An herb that adapts to your body's needs
From the mountains of southern China, Jiaogulan was first recognized
a medicinal herb in the 16 century. Since then, the evidence
has mounted for its ability to heal and regulate the body's
functions. Jiaogulan is a powerful adaptogen---an herb that
helps the body adapt and deal efficiently with the various stresses
put upon it. In other words, it harmonizes the functions of
When stress arises, the adaptogen equips your body to meet the
challenge on equal terms. It strengthens the immune system and
prevents the stress (be it the pressures of work, toxins in
the air, an excessively poor diet, or whatever) from harming
Animal studies conducted in 1990 demonstrated that the herb
enhanced resistance in mice against the effects of excessive
exercise, oxygen deprivation, electric stimulus, and high temperature.
Similarly, in human studies, Jiaogulan is shown to be a potent
adaptogen. 300 athletes were tested with Jiaogulan prior to
a competition (with a control group given a placebo). Every
member of the test group reported increased vigor and alertness,
quicker reflexes, and less nervousness.
This effect is coupled with the herb's ability to promote and
improve sleep---with a tested effectiveness of 89-95 percent.
So, if the body needs rest, Jiaogulan promotes rest. If it needs
to be energized, the herb does that as well.
The active elements of Jiaogulan are high-powered antioxidants,
scavenging the body for free radicals. In doing so, they protect
the body from DNA damage (caused by oxidation) and stave off
the inevitable physical decline--accounting for the
100-year life span of many Chinese Jiaogulan users.
A 1992 study at LOMA LINDA University demonstrated the antioxidant
qualities of Jiaogulan. The different elements of the herb prevented
a range of oxidation damage. The researchers concluded that
"the extensive antioxidant effect of gypenosides (the active
molecular component of Jiaogulan) may be valuable in the prevention
and treatment of various diseases such as atherosclerosis, liver
disease, and inflammation".
A proven cancer inhibitor
Partially as a result of its high-powered
antioxidant effect, Jiaogulan has been show to obstruct the
growth of cancer. In an animal study, a test group of rats was
given Jiaogulan two weeks prior to the introduction of a carcinogen.
After 18 weeks of receiving the carcinogen, the rats were killed
and studied. Not only was the number of tumors in the test group
lower than those in the control group (who received only the
carcinogen), but Jiaogulan actually delayed the onset of the
cancer for six weeks (even which the rats received regular injections
Similarly, in clinical studies, researchers discovered that Jiaogulan increased the Natural Killer cell activities in patients
with urogenital cancers, empowering their bodies to fight back
against the invading tumors.
Jiaogulan regulates blood pressure and cholesterol
Both high and low blood pressures are dangerous to your health.
Causing everything from heart attack, in the case of high blood
pressure, to cerebral collapse in the case of low, they're serious
conditions that must be addressed immediately. Jiaogulan does
this, by bringing the blood pressure into the normal level (whether
it's high or low).
In the area of hypertension (a result of dangerously high blood
pressure), Jiaogulan was tested in a clinical study against
ginseng. The results were surprising: 82 percent of those taking Jiaogulan noted improvement in their conditions, vs. only 46
percent taking ginseng.
The herb has an equally powerful effect in lowering dangerous
cholesterol levels. Numerous clinical studies have been published
showing that Jiaogulan is effective in lowering LDL (bad cholesterol)
levels, and raising the HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
In lowering the dangerous LDL cholesterol, Jiaogulan helps prevent
atherosclerosis, stokes, and heart attacks.
Jiaogulan makes your heart more efficient
Gypenoside have been found to enhance the contractility of the
heart. In doing so, they increase the efficiency of the heart's
pumping mechanism. Simply put, Jiaogulan reduces the burden
on your heart, by helping it pump the same amount of blood with
less stress and effort.
For this reason, the "immortality herb" would be perfect
for an athlete, or active person, concerned with his physical
output. Endurance is increased and recovery time shortened.
This was born out in a study on 220 athletes and 30 healthy
non-athletes. Using a color DOPPLER examination, researchers
found that active components of Jiaogulan, in concert with other
medicinal herbs, increased heart output measurably, with raising
the heart rate and blood pressure.
Liver damage and bronchitis
But the heart isn't the organ aided and protected by Jiaogulan.
Its healing power also extends to the liver, which the herb
shields against toxic chemicals.
The lungs, too, benefit from the herb. Jiaogulan is remarkably
effective in treating bronchitis---the disease it was originally
used to cure in traditional China. In one study 86 cases of
bronchitis, Jiaogulan improved 93 percent of those suffering.
A study of 96 cases showed an effectiveness of 92 percent.
Five Leaf Co. Ltd. Chiangmai, Thailand