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Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
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Botanical Name
Gynostemma Pentaphyllum
Chinese Name
Jiao Gu Lan, Jiaogulan, Xiancao, Xianxao, Amachazu

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Gynostemma Pentaphyllum

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Excess intake may cause Nausea and an increase in Bowel movements.
Jaiogulan may inhibit Blood clotting. Its use is not recommended with Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants and prior to a Surgery. Discussion with a Healthcare Professional is must before use.
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Jiaogulan is a climbing vine.
It is deciduous.
It is associated to Cucurbitaceae family.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 3.5 M.
In acute cases, best used for Dizziness.
Long term use. Best as a tonic herb. The herb is synonymous with Antiaging and longevity.
In TCM :
Jiaogulan Rhizome : Jiao Gu Lan
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Jiaogulan General

Jiaogulan promotes physical, mental and spiritual well being. Being an adaptogen it balances the energy levels in a body. It works in two ways, it may either relax or energize the body. It makes the body capable in dealing with Stress. It is specially suited to the chronic Bronchitis.
The Antioxidant properties of Jiaogulan guard the cells and tissues against free radical damage. It detoxifies the body and keeps the body toxin free.
Jiaogulan has anti aging properties. It makes you look younger.
It inhibits lipid peroxidation and guards the Brain cells against damage.
It is a Memory Tonic that improves Concentration, stabilizes the Mind and keeps it calm. It cures various mental ailments like Anxiety, Depression, Alzheimer, and Schizophrenia.
Jiaogulan is a good source of Saponins. Saponin is known to regulate hormones and balance the hormonal activities. Adrenal glands produce sexual and cortisol hormones. A disorder of the adrenal gland means too low or too high production of these hormones. Jiaogulan keeps your adrenal glands healthy.
Jiaogulan counters chronic fatigue and fills the body with energy. Take Jiaogulan early morning for improving your strength, endurance and stamina.
Jiaogulan improves the quality of sleep. It is widely used for treating Insomnia.
It fights Diabetes by increasing the production of Insulin.
Jiaogulan strengthens the Heart muscles and enhances the functioning of the Heart. It cures Heart diseases like Arrhythmia and Angina.
Jiaogulan keeps the arteries clean and improves Blood circulation. It balances Blood Pressure and regulates the levels of Cholesterol in the Blood.
It is known for increasing Immunity by activating antibodies and lymphocytes.
It increases the production of White Blood Cells. It has shown to double the count of WBCs in a cell deficient patient.
It inhibits the coagulation of blood platelets and clogging of arteries. This prevents Heart Attack and Stroke. Therefore, it is considered a blood thinner. It should not be administered before a surgery.
Jiaogulan contains Gypenosides which inhibits the growth of Cancer cells. It prevents the cells from becoming cancerous. Jiaogulan is an effective cure for various types of Cancers like Skin, Prostate, Breast, Uterus, Kidney and Esophageal Cancers. It is most effective for Prostate Cancer. Due to the high content of Gypenosides and Beta Sitosterol, it stops the formation of dihydrotestosterone. This prevents the enlargement and swelling of the prostate gland.
This herb promotes Liver health. It is widely used in treating Hepatitis and even reverses the effects of Liver damage.
It improves digestion and helps the stomach in absorbing essential nutrients.
Jiaogulan nourishes the skin. It makes the Skin glow and is even used for removing dead Skin.
Caution: Excess intake may cause Nausea.
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