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         Jiao Gu Lan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) 

It is almost hard to find a place to start with the tonic healing and corrective properties of this amazing tonic herb!

     The following is taken from studies done in China, Korea and Japan on Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP) and its gypenosides:

Let’s first take a look at its "Cholesterol Lowering" Abilities: Jiao Gu Lan lowers total cholesterol ( The numbers), LDL , and raises HDL . More than 20 papers have been published on the subject with effectiveness reported as ranging from 67 to 93%. It also inhibits platelet aggregation which lessens the chance of a stroke or heart attack

As for blood pressure 223 patients were divided into three groups. One group took Ginseng, the next took Jiaogulan and the last took the blood pressure medication, "Indapamide". The effectiveness was rated at 46% for Ginseng, 82% for Jiaogulan and 93% for Indapamide. Jaio Gu Lan modulates blood pressure, lowering it when it is too high and raising it when it is too low.
As an antioxidant , this herb has been shown in tests to lower the amount of superoxide radical and hydrogen peroxide in certain white blood cells, an excellent indicator of antioxidant activity. Jiaogulan also has the remarkable property of increasing endogenous SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) in the body. SOD is one of the body's most important antioxidants and studies show that charting SOD levels in various animal species is a reliable indicator of their longevity. Trials in humans showed that SOD levels returned to youthful levels after taking 20 mg of Gypenosides (active principle) daily for one month.


Jiao Gu Lan also modulates the nervous system. It calms an overexcited nervous system and stimulates a depressed one. 300 professional athletes were the subject of a study. All the athletes reported that taking this herb before competition made them vigorous and alert with quick reflexes. Yet, it also made them less nervous.


112 cases of insomnia reported a sleep improvement of 89 to 95 percent.


This herb modulates lymphocyte formation and increases lymphocyte activity. It was also found to greatly enhance the activity of NK (Natural Killer cells) in cancer patients.

Though Plant Cures makes no claims, animal tests proved that crude gynosaponins
possessed obvious anticancer and antiulcer action, inhibited the side effects of glucocortico-hormones, promote cell metabolism, benefit sleep and lower blood lipids. Gynosaponins might be able to inhibit the multiplying of cancer cells in liver, uterus, lung, etc. by as much as 20-80%. (Shown by tests with mice using experimental sarcoma-180)


 The list goes on and on! This is why the two herbs I take on a regular basis are Jiao Gu Lan and He Shou Wu.

 Sold in 4 oz and 16 oz of powerful tinctured extract - 3-5 dropers (1/2 to 1 teaspoon) 2 times daily. Save $30.00 on 16 oz bottle!

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4 oz Jiao Gu Lan Extract $29.95
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