Also known as Jiaogulan (Chinese name), Gynostemma is a five leafed adaptogenic herb. Gynostemma has a unique ability of being able to restore homeostasis (balance and equilibrium) to five of the main body systems including the cardiovascular, digestive, immune, nervous and reproductive systems.
Gynostemma contains the widest range of saponins (gypenosides), the chemical constituents responsible for the adaptogenic characteristic of Gynostemma, from all the plants in nature.
Gynostemma has a double direction efficacy regarding body weight. It will help reduce weight in overweight people and help slim people and athletes to gain weight. It helps adjust blood sugar levels and reduce blood fat (hyperlipidemia)
Gynostemma helps maintain healthy bowels. It acts as a cleanser in the stomach and intestines, eliminating the body of toxins and waste.
As an antioxidant, Gynostemma boosts the immune system by increasing the number and activity level of white blood cells. It strengthens the digestive system by assisting in liver function. It helps relieve stress by soothing and relaxing the central nervous system. It is calming when one is overexcited and stimulating when one is depressed. Studies have shown that Gynostemma is useful in a number of neurological conditions, including depression, anxiety & stress.
Studies using Gynostemma to treat diabetic patients (type II) showed a prompt improvement of glycemia and insulin sensitivity thereby providing a basis for an effective and safe approach to treat this illness.
Studies into the anti-cancer activity of Gynostemma have shown a significant inhibition rate on a broad cross section of cancer cells. Intensive studies are being conducted into both its anti cancer activity and its potential as an immune protection / prophylactic agent for HIV infected patients. There is research indicating that Gynostemma may prevent cells from becoming cancerous in the first place and may disrupt cell division in existing cancer cells.
Net Weight: 60 g