An anti-aging, longevity
tonic herb. It is reinforcing to overall health and has a strong
anti-fatigue effect. Strengthens the immune system. Used for a variety of
health complaints. contains 82 saponins, some of which are directly
related to the ginsenosides found in ginseng root. Japanese scientists
discovered that the plant contained ingredients very similar to those
found in ginseng. Further research showed that jiao gu lan has a wide
range of actions in the body, with a general overall effect of helping to
balance and regulate body systems, such as the cardiovascular and hormonal
systems. Studies have since been conducted which indicate that jiao gu lan
has antioxidant properties and helps support circulation and immune
This herb is used as a tonic and is believed to help the immune system,
relieve stress and regulate blood cholesterol and blood pressure, as well
as improve energy. You can brew it in a cup of tea with boiled water, just
like green tea or black tea, or decoct (cook it in boiling water for 10
minutes) it to drink.
nonpareil grade is fresh and organic, no fertilizer, no pesticides,
produced in Shanxi province, China. It is certainly the best grade
Gourmet tea from the East!
This herb, native to the mountainous
areas of southern China, Japan and South East Asia is receiving a lot of
recognition for its use as an anti-aging tonic and adaptogen. The tasty
tea made from the stems and leaves of this herbaceous perennial vine have
4 times more ginseng-like saponins than either American or Asian Ginseng.
It has been used in Chinese Medicine to delay the aging process and
Research in Japan shows that the
herb has a powerful effect on numerous body systems. It has been used in
Chinese medicine to maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol
levels, enhance circulation, increase energy without being
over-stimulating, improve focus and memory, support a strong immune system
and can increase stamina and endurance for athletes.
This vigorous perennial vine is hardy to 10
degrees and can climb 20 to 30 feet in a season. Jiao gu lan prefers a
moist, partly shaded location and responds well to a fertile garden soil.
Quite easy to grow and will produce a large crop to harvest for tea.
According to legend, the
Chinese Emperor Fu Shou (lucky immortal) was a skilled ruler, creative
scientist, and patron of the arts. One of his far-sighted edicts required
that all drinking water be boiled as a hygienic precaution.
While visiting a
distant region of his realm one day, he and his court stopped to rest. As
his servants began to boil water for everyone to drink, dried leaves from
a nearby plant fell into the water and a aromatic liquid was infused.
Curious, the emperor drank some and found it very refreshing ~ slightly bitter and a little sweet.