Jiaogulan Ginseng of the South

Jiaogulan is a beautiful green herb that grows in the southern provinces of China. Practitioners often refer to it as “Southern Ginseng”  and seek out it’s leaves for their many benefits and uses.

Jiaogulan has a powerful effect on all the bodies regulatory systems:

  1. Reproductive
  2. Immune
  3. Digestive
  4. Central Nervous

These benefits come from the large amounts of saponins (gypenosides) that it contains which are very similar to the panaxosides found in ginseng.

It has many benefits: regulating blood pressure, stomach disorders, ulcers, gallstones, diabetes, cancer, pain, inflammation, backache, insomnia, memory, coughing, chronic bronchitis and treatment of poor appetite.

Benefits of Jiaogulan

Blood Pressure

Jiaogulan TeaJiaogulan supports healthy blood pressure levels by relaxing your coronary blood vessels and increasing the release of nitric oxide in your body. In short: It is able to bring a direct benefit to your metabolism and heart.


If you have issues with high cholesterol I definitely recommend starting your day with a cup of Jiaogulan tea. Studies have shown it is able lower your cholesterol and to improve heart function.

On the technical side what it does is naturally regulate your serum cholesterol, increasing HDL (good cholesterol), and reducing triglycerides and LDL(bad cholesterol).

In patients with high cholesterol, it has been shown to decrease your total cholesterol while at the same time increases HDL( high-density lipoprotein). HDL helps metabolize cholesterol from the arteries.

So basically a tea that can get you or your loved ones numbers back where they belong.

Digestion and Weight Loss

Everybody’s favorite right here, Jiaogulan helps you to lose weight by strengthening digestion and regulating cholesterol levels. On the digestive level, it helps your body to absorb nutrients. Typically, obesity is caused by malnutrition, so when your body can absorb nutrition with ease you will spend less time hungry and ultimately eat fewer calories.

Strength and Endurance

The Saponins contained in Jiaogulan enhance your endurance and strength by increasing the muscle tone of your heart, allowing your heart to pump more blood more efficiently. Making it a popular choice among athletes to increases your performance, endurance and strength.


Jiaogulan herb is a potent immunomodulator. It increases the production of phagocytes, serum IGG and lymphocytes. Protecting your body from various destructive agents by boosting your immune system.


Jiaogulan is a powerful antioxidant that protects your body against free radicals, shielding your body from harm.


Jiaogulan herb enhances your body’s ability to cope with stress. It effects the brain to calm and energize your system as needed.

By maintaining healthy physiological actions, Jiaogulan also helps your body to reduce stress, regulating hormonal function in both men and women.

Additional Uses of Jiaogulan

It also helps to improve memory and is used to treat insomnia (sleep disturbance).

Side effects of Jiaogulan

  • Jiaogulan is safe when taken for short term. When taken daily for a long period, it can increases bowel movement and cause severe nausea.
  • Jiaogulan is a natural blood thinner so it can potentially aggravate bleeding disorders.
  • Stop taking Jiaogulan before and after surgery or any time where a blood thinner is contraindicated.
  • Some components of Jiaogulan have been connected to defects. Do not take it if you are pregnant.
  • Avoid taking it while breastfeeding as it has some possible side effects.
  • It decreases effectiveness of medications that decrease your immune system (immunosuppressants). It increases the immune system countering that effect.

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