A powerful tonic herb from china, Gynostemma is taken daily by many as an herbal tea for general health and well-being.
Gynostemma is a potent herb that contains many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, ginsenosides and saponins.
Gynostemma Benefits and Uses
Increase strength and endurance
It increases strength, endurance and stamina. Protecting the body from mental and physical stress, making it a popular herb among athletes and bodybuilders.
Build Lean Muscle
Gynostemma is popular all over the world for weight control. It helps your body to lose weight if you are too heavy and gain weight if you are too skinny. It normalizes your body aiding it as it returns to a healthy weight.
Gynostemma reduces fatigue by reducing mental and physical stress on the body.
Gynostemma is an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogen is a class given to tonic herbs that bring balance into the body. Gynostemma contains saponins a common adaptogenic compound as well as the less common gypenosides. Both of these organic compounds make Gynostemma into the adaptogen that it is. Adaptogen reduce stress by protecting the body’s endocrine system from the negative effects of stress.
It is used as an antidepressant and for anxiety if you are depressed. On the other hand, it calms you down if you are excited, relaxing your nervous system.
Treat breathing problems
It is used in alternative treatment of many breathing problems like asthma and bronchitis.
Gynostemma is a powerful antioxidant as it increases the ability of SOD (superoxide dismutase) protecting your body from the harmful damage of free radicals. It allows you to live a healthier and longer life with its longevity enhancing properties (aka antiaging properties).
Immune System Booster
Gynostemma enhances the immune system by increasing production of white blood cells and protecting your body from foreign invaders.
Blood Sugar Levels
It helps the metabolic system to function properly by removing harmful blood fat and maintaining normal blood sugar levels.
It gently detoxes your body while regulating proper bowel function. It does this by cleansing the stomach and intestines.
It assists liver function helping your body to fight against harmful free radicals.
Gynostemma has been studied extensively for its anticancer properties. Studies have shown that it can inhibit the development of many cancer cells. Positive influence has been found in the following cancers: abdominal, breast, liver, skin, esophagus, lung, pancreas; mouth, brain, tongue, kidney, stomach and uterus.
Gynostemma is an aphrodisiac that influences the hormones of both men and women.
Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides
It decreases serum cholesterol, triglyceride and bad cholesterol ( LDL, low-density lipoproteins).
Increase good cholesterol (HDL)
It decreases LDL (bad cholesterol), triglyceride on the other hand increases HDL ( good cholesterol) and maintains the cholesterol ratio in the body.
Lowers high blood pressure (HBP)
It lowers high blood pressure by releasing nitric oxide that relaxing blood vessels.
Increase Coronary Blood Flow
By increasing coronary blood flow, Gynostemma enhances cardiovascular function.
Gynostemma Side Effects
Gynostemma has no common side effects and appears to be one of the safest most universally positive herbs. Mild side-effects that have been observed are pressure in the chest, fatigue, lethargy, increased heart rate, dry nose, dry throat and rashes. If you experience any of these side effects stop taking Gynostemma and consult a doctor.