- Cools heat RE from the stomach and intestines
- Dispels hot toxins RE DU
- Disperses damp phlegm TAN SHI
- Moistens the lungs FEI and supports production of body fluids JIN YE
- Calms and simultaneously tonifies spirit SHEN
- High blood pressure
- Increased cholesterol, blood lipids, and blood sugar
- Thrombosis, embolism, angina pectoris, Leiden mutation
- Light depressions or, conversely, irritability and agitation
Description according to traditional Chinese medicine: The leaves of Gynostemma pentaphyllum (jiaogulan), which looks like a climbing vine, are called the “herb of immortality” in China. The doctors in one Chinese province noticed that local people lived for 100 and more years very often and their health was extraordinary. One of the main reasons was regular consumption of Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract. The herb was discovered a short time ago and, as is often the case, quite coincidentally. In the 1970s the Japanese government prohibited the use of the artificial sweetener saccharin, which contains chemicals not really good for the organism, and started researching natural sources of sugar such as Stevia and Gynostemma. At that time Japanese researchers coincidentally found out that Gynostemma contains a large quantity of gypenosides (saponins), whose composition is very similar to ginsenosides contained in traditional ginseng. They gave up researching the sweetener from Gynostemma and started investigating this rare and previously undiscovered herb; they were surprised to learn about all the medical treasures hidden in this little inconspicuous plant.
Saponins are herbal glycosides similar to essential oils and have anti-inflammatory effects, dissolve phlegm and strengthen blood vessels. They have a bitter, astringent taste and their effects are similar to those of corticosteroids, but in a natural form! These saponins – ginsenosides give ginseng its reputed medical uniqueness. However, ginseng contains only about 28 of them, while Gynostemma 82. Its main effects are therefore similar to the effects of ginseng, plus other benefits of Gynostemma, so this plant has become a remarkable herb certainly worth noting by modern people, especially with their current “modern” problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and blood lipids, elevated blood sugar, elevated blood clotting (thrombosis, embolism, angina pectoris, Leiden mutation), various inflammations, but also digestive problems (gastric and duodenal ulcers and inflammations, gout), lung problems (asthma, chronic bronchitis, cough with mucus), multiple sclerosis, as well as mental stress, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. Another advantage of this herb is its double effect, i.e. it is good against mental as well as metabolic problems. As regards mental problems, it has a calming and mitigating effect in the state of abundance (performance “overheat”) as well as a stimulating and strengthening effect in the state of deficiency (suppression and exhaustion). In case of metabolic problems, such as obesity or emaciation, this herb also has a harmonizing effect – forming the body of obese people and increasing the muscles of those emaciated. These beneficial effects are often used by athletes from the whole world because Gynostemma increases physical strength and activity, improves endurance and concentration.
Packaging: 100g of herbal powdered product (100% natural, without any synthetic or binding agents).
Dosage and preparation: The recommended daily dose of the beverage is 4 grams, i.e. 4 measuring cups once a day. Children under 12 years use a half dose. The powder is poured and mixed with approx. 200ml of hot water. You can then drink it as a warm tea.
It has no toxic effects and can be used for a long period of time without the risk of overdose. The drink should not be used during pregnancy.
Ingredients (1 g is made from 5 g herbs):
- Bo he (Peppermint)
- Fang feng (Ledebouriella Root)
- Ye ju hua (Wild Chrysanthemum Flower )
- Lian qiao (Forsythia Fruit)
Each batch of herbs in our products is tested in the accredited laboratory for medicines Phytax in Schlieren, Switzerland, to identify herbs, but also heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, and copper), bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella, total number of bacteria), mould, yeasts and aflatoxins. Our company TCM Herbs is the only supplier in the Czech Republic to test each batch of herbs for all herbal tables, among others for 511 types of pesticides (4 groups) because pesticides today become a worldwide problem, especially in products from the so-called Third World. Customers, in the belief that they use herbal preparations, are often, by contrast, “contaminated” with other undesirable “chemicals”.
Each laboratory is different
A laboratory for dietary supplements is obliged to verify only the presence of heavy metals, mould and bacteria – but does not determine the content of pesticides. A certified laboratory for medicines, on the other hand, also identifies individual herbs and in particular tests the entire range of pesticides (at least 500 types and more). There are only a few laboratories like that in the EU and the price is adequately high. It is therefore very important today to know which laboratory tests the dietary supplement and what the tests focus on, if each batch and each herb or just a sample are tested, how many pesticides, how many additives and how many additional binding agents the product contains, etc. – otherwise consumers could be easily deceived and disappointed… (for details read Safety and quality of TCM Herbs products)
The above implies that herbal tablets and drinks of TCM Herbs are, in terms of quantity (concentration of herbs in the mixture is 5 times higher, i.e. that 1 g of a herbal tablet equals 5 g of raw herbs) and quality (absolutely unprecedented testing of each batch), among the best products we can imagine and enjoy in the area of today’s Chinese medicine and natural medicine at all!