It regulates blood fat, lowers cholesterol level, helps to build immunity, delays the aging process, prevents cells from turning cancerous and prevents arteriosclerosis.
Scientific research studies in China have shown that Jiaogulan (Jiao Gu Lan) decreases cholesterol by improving the liver's ability to send sugar and carbohydrates to the muscles for conversion to energy instead of turning the sugar into triglycerides which the body stores as fat.
It lowers LDL's (bad cholesterol) while raising HDL's (good cholesterol). It improves fat metabolism, reduces blood fat levels and depresses lipid peroxide and fat sediment in the blood vessels.
While it is great for rectifying high cholesterol and obesity problems, it can also improve and strengthen the digestion, allowing an underweight person to increase absorption of nutrients and gain weight in the form of lean muscle mass.This regulatory effect on bodily functions is the hallmark of an adaptogen. This is all-natural healthy, herbal, product from the plant Jiaogulan. Jiaogulan prevents cells from turning cancerous and also inhibits the growth of tumors already formed by stimulating the body's immune system cells. Cancer patients given Jiaogulan show marked improvement in white blood cell count antibody levels, and raised T and B lymphocyte levels.
Jiaogulan is one of the best broad-spectrum adaptogenic herbs known, containing polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, flavones, saponins and many essential trace elements. Very safe for long-term use. Highly effective in reducing the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy by boosting the immune system.
Athletes use Jiaogulan to enhance their performance because it enhances the heart pumping function, improving contraction of the heart muscle. The most pronounced benefits are increased endurance during strong physical activity, and more rapid recovery afterwards.
Jiaogulan contains 84 beneficial saponins - three times more than ginseng, yet it has no side-effects. Due to its significantly higher quantity of beneficial saponins, it has been widely studied and used worldwide, including for patients recovering from exposure to ultraviolet, beta and gamma-rays. It also dramatically reduces cholesterol levels, normalizes blood pressure, protects the heart, and increases fat metabolism.
Over 300 scientific research findings back up nearly every claim for Jiaogulan (also known as Gynostemma pentaphyllum). Jiaogulan is a superb immune-enhancer and antioxidant for all ages.
Cancer Protection - Jiaogulan prevents cells from turning cancerous and also inhibits the growth of tumors already formed by stimulating the body's immune system cells. Cancer patients given Jiaogulan show marked improvement in white blood cell count antibody levels, and raised T and B lymphocyte levels. It has been shown that Jiaogulan has activity against esophagal, lung, breast, uterus, prostate, brain, kidney, thymus and skin cancer.
Reduce the Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks - Jiaogulan dramatically decreases the chances of a stroke by inhibiting blood platelets from "sticking together," which prevents a stroke-inducing blood clot from forming. This same action prevents artery clogging, reducing risk of a heart attack.
Build Your Immune System - In China, doctors prescribe daily doses of Jiaogulan for patients recovering from heart and brain surgery, because the herb supports the immune system, aiding in a quicker and more effective recovery. Patients undergoing cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy receive Jiaogulan as well. Research has shown that Jiaogulan can increase the white blood cell count, which strengthens resistance, thus improving the patients' ability to recover.
Stay Younger Longer. Biochemist Subbuti Dharmenanda says that signs of aging are avoidable if you can tame the free radicals that cause them. "If free radicals aren't shut down, they cause everything from cataracts to cancer.” But studies show that taking just 40 mg of Penta daily triples production of superoxide dismutase, a chemical that neutralizes free radicals by 21%.
Bronchitis. Penta (Jiaogulan) tea has been traditionally used as a remedy for bronchitis. In one study, the effectiveness rate of using Penta tea to treat chronic bronchitis was 93%.
Stress Reduction. Penta has a bi-phasic action on the central nervous system, calming the nerves when irritated and exciting them when depressed. This is why Penta is known as an adaptogen. The increased balance affects other systems of the body, normalizing the balance between other organs' functions, thereby bolstering stability of the body as a whole. This results in better brain function, increased endurance, and resistance to illness and injury.
Antioxidant Properties of Penta. Antioxidants are an important factor in treating cancer, liver disease, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, arthritis inflammation and even the aging process. Penta (Jiaogulan) has been proven in many studies to have a powerful antioxidant effect, by protecting the body from free radical damage.
Reducing Blood Pressure, Preventing Strokes and Heart Attacks. Penta dramatically decreases the chances of a stroke by inhibiting blood platelets from "sticking together," which prevents the formation of stroke-inducing blood clots. This same action prevents artery clogging, thereby reducing risk of a heart attack. Also, studies show that in as little as two weeks, a small dose of Penta taken daily, lowers high blood pressure to a normal range. By increasing production of nitric oxide - a chemical that relaxes blood vessel walls - the herb effectively reduces the blood pressure. In addition, Penta reduces cholesterol by about 25%.
Building Up the Immune System. In China, doctors prescribe daily doses of Jiaogulan (Penta) for patients recovering from heart and brain surgery. Why? Because the herb supports the immune system, aiding in a quicker and more effective recovery. Patients undergoing cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy receive Penta as well. Research has shown that Penta can increase the white blood cell count, which strengthens resistance, thus improving the patients' ability to recover.
Improving Cardiovascular Function. Athletes use the herb to enhance their performance, as Penta has been found to enhance the heart pumping function, improving contractility of the heart muscle. Endurance during heightened physical activity and recovery afterwards are the most pronounced benefits.
Make the tea with hot boiled water for 3 minutes, 2-3 tea bags daily. The tea has no side-effects, no over dose effects, as per the test done by the Stimulant Testing Center of Chinese Sports Medical Science Institute, the tea is without any stimulants forbidden by provisions(1988) of International Olympic Commission.