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Jiao Gu Lan Gynostemma herb tea

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What is jiaogulan? Also known as Immortality Tea , Headache Tea

Imagine mountains and valleys where an herbal tea has the power to give you near-immortality. For some believers in the power of jiaogulan, such a place exists.

Botanical Name : Gynostemma pentaphyllum

Jiaogulan is also known as sweet tea vine, fairy herb, and southern ginseng. It’s a climbing vine native to the mountainous regions of southern China and other parts of Asia. It’s a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, which includes cucumbers and melons.

The vine’s leaves were first used as a food. They could be eaten by themselves or used in a salad. They’re also used as a sweetener. Tea made from the leaves is caffeine-free and has a slightly bittersweet taste.

Jiaogulan contains saponins. These compounds can bind with bile acids and help reduce cholesterol. They also may help lower the risk of colon cancer, according to a study in the World Journal of Gastroenterology.