gynostemma pentaphyllum crown herb
Gynostema or “Jiaogulan” is an adaptogenic herb. An adatpogen is a substance that brings you whole body back into balance.
It also increases strength and stamina and protects the body and mind against stress, either mental or physical.
It is especially helpful for the immune, digestive, nervous, reproductive and cardiovascular systems. It is a very potent health tonic.
Saponins are what gives this powerful herb it’s ability as an adaptogen. It has the largest amount of saponins of any natural plant. There are over 80 of them contained in Gynostema. This is over four time the amount found in ginseng The saponins in Gynostemma are called “gypenosides”.
These are similar to the ginsenosides in ginseng. Some of these saponins actually convert to ginsenosides when ingested.
When you take Gynostemma, you get the benefits of saponins and ginsenosides. Gynostemma is also much cheaper than ginseng, making it a very popular health supplement.
Gynostemma is very popular all over the world for it’s ability to control weight. If you are too skinny, it can help you gain weight. If you are too heavy, it can help you lose weight. This is the balancing action of this adaptogen. It brings the body back to it’s normal weight.
It can also help maintain normal blood sugar levels and remove harmful blood fat. This causes your metabolic system to function better. It’s also able to maintain healthy bowel function by it’s cleansing action on the intestines and stomach. It eliminates toxins from the body too.