Jiaogulan is a climbing vine native to China, Japan and Korea. Also known as southern ginseng, it has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is related to watermelon, cucumber, pumpkin and other melons and pumpkins. It is often referred to as the "herb of immortality" because people in the Chinese province of Guizhou, where it is regularly consumed in the form of tea, have an unusual history of longevity.
It is also said that Jiaogulan acts as an adaptogen and is described as similar to ginseng, but it is better; it has been found that jiaogulan contains six times more saponins, chemical compounds with anti-inflammatory effects, protectors of the liver and strengthening of the adrenal glands. The herb is also a powerful and unique antioxidant. The endogenous antioxidants are the body's natural and primary defense against free radicals and produce five different types. One of the most important is superoxide dismatuse (SOD), which has been linked to longevity and is responsible for disarming the most dangerous and common free radicals, superoxide radicals. Until the discovery of jiaogulan, no natural and effective ways of increasing SOD levels had been found.
Jiaogulan is also famous for promoting cardiovascular health. It has been found to prevent damage to the arterial lining (a key cause of atherosclerosis) by neutralizing oxidative damage and regulating blood pressure, and several studies have demonstrated the ability to limit plaque buildup by reducing bad cholesterol and cholesterol levels. of triglycerides. while it increases the good cholesterol. To make matters worse, the herb increases the production of nitric oxide that reduces the stickiness of the platelets, which helps protect against the formation of blood clots.
In alternative medicine, it is said that they help with back pain, bronchitis, constipation, cough, diabetes and insomnia. In addition to stimulating the immune system, reduce inflammation, help detoxification and promote weight loss.
The leaves of the vine were used for the first time as food. They could be eaten alone or used in a salad. They are also used as a sweetener. Jiaogulan is consumed more frequently as tea, but it can also be obtained in the form of extract, pill and capsule. A recommended initial dose is 75 to 225 mg taken 2-3 times a day. The tea made from the leaves is free of caffeine and has a slightly bittersweet taste. Herbalists usually recommend 2 to 4 cups of jiaogulan tea per day. Jiaogulan has few known negative side effects. In some people it causes nausea and increased bowel movements. It is available at many alternative medicine pharmacies, natural food stores and online sources.
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It is best to talk to your doctor first if you want to try the jiaogulan as a complementary health approach.
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Jiaogulan, the Chinese herb of immortality: is it the new ginseng? Linked to longevity and more
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