Ingredients: 100% Jiaogulan
One of the first jiaogulan teas to be available in the UK. The herb produces a delicious drink with a slightly bittersweet taste, and uses just one pure ingredient, giving it an added purity of flavour.
A traditional tea reputed to have powerful antioxidant and adapt genic benefits and claimed to possess a host of other beneficial properties. Also known as sweet tea vine, fairy herb and southern ginseng, produces a delicious tea with a slightly bittersweet taste, which is popular in many parts of Asia. Grown naturally, the tea we produce has an added purity, due to a lack of pesticides, additives or flavorings. Sweeten as desired with honey, natural sweetener or sugar.
Jiaogulan is a green leafed climbing plant, which grows in parts of Asia. It is described as the “immortality herb”, because people within the Guizhou Province, where jiaogulan herbal teas are consumed regularly, are said to have a history of unusual longevity.
Now recent published research is showing there could be some real science behind these claims. One study shows an extract from the plant appears to have beneficial properties in osteoarthritis cells.
Other studies and reviews looking mainly at animal models, indicate extracts could help prevent certain aspects of some age related memory loss and have implied they could help modulate the immune system.
J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2017 Apr 19. Gypenoside inhibits interleukin-1β-induced inflammatory response in human osteoarthritis chondrocytes. Wan ZH1, Zhao Q1.
J Med Food. 2017 Jan;20(1):11-18. Gynostemma pentaphyllum Ethanolic Extract Protects Against Memory Deficits in an MPTP-Lesioned Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease Treated with L-DOPA. Kim KS1, Zhao TT1, Shin KS1, Park HJ1,2, Cho YJ1, Lee KE1, Kim SH3, Lee MK1,2.
Chin Med. 2016 Sep 27;11:43. Anti-cancer effects of Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino (Jiaogulan).Li Y1, Lin W1, Huang J1, Xie Y1, Ma W1.
Molecules. 2016 Aug 19;21(8). Immunomodulatory and Antioxidant Effects of Polysaccharides from Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino in Immunosuppressed Mice. Shang X1, Chao Y2, Zhang Y3, Lu C4, Xu C5, Niu W6.
Directions for use: Use one tea bag per cup. Leave to brew for 3-4 minutes in freshly boiled water.
Sweeten as desired with honey, agave or natural sweetener.
Store in a dry place.
Do not use if pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from a medical condition/on medication. As jiaogulan has been linked to boosting the immune system it may not be suitable for those with auto-immune diseases.