Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) 500mg Extract Capsules


Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

Gynostemma pentaphyllum also called as Jiaogulan, is a member belongings to the Cucurbitaceae family (gourd or cucumber family).  It is largely known as herbal medicine having strong adaptogenic as well as antioxidant properties and is reputed to raise longevity.


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Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

Gynostemma pentaphyllum also called as Jiaogulan, is a member belongings to the Cucurbiitaceae family (gourd or cucumber family). It gowns initially in the southern part of China, southern Japan and Korea and northern Vietnam. It is largely known as herbal medicine having strong adaptogenic as well as antioxidant properties and is reputed to raise longevity. Domestic inhabitants in China, who have history of living for longer period, have used jiaogulan tea regularly, adding to its status as the immortality herb. It has been used for many centuries in the cure of various ailments like edema in the pharynx, hematuria, tumors and neck.

History of Gynostemma

Gynostemma is a climbing constant vine which links to the gourd family of plant but lacks the feature fruit. It has saw-toothed leaves, rising in groups of five. It does well in hot climates.

This herb was often used by the general people of China. Ginseng was used by the rich and the emperor. Gynostemma has all of the healing features of ginseng but it was simple to find and much affordable if purchased.

Properties and Nutritional information of Gynostemma

Jiaogulan has many chemical compounds that are identical to those found in Panax Ginseng. These compounds, called as gypenosides (saponins), are which provide the herb its adaptogenic features. They have 4 times the level of saponins as the Panax Ginseng herb. Called as the miracle tea to domestics, it contains a host of other vitamins, amino acids, and minerals like zinc, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and calcium. It has strong antioxidant features, rising levels of superoxide dismutase that is a very powerful endogenous cellular antioxidant. There have been studies which present that it causes a rise in the performance of Tlymphocytes, macrophages as also natural killer cells. This action makes it helpful in the treatment and prevention of tumors.

Health advantages of Gynostemma herb

Jiaogulan is an adaptogen, herb that proved has the capability to restore homoeostasis (equilibrium and balance) to all 5 systems (the nervous, reproductive, immune, digestive, and cardiovascular system) of the body. This is because of its unusually top saponin content, almost 4 times that of Ginseng.

These saponins can decrease hypertension as also increase hypotension and thus support to keep blood force within general range. Research has been performed to know the mechanism by which these saponins reduce blood pressure. One possible description is that Gynostemma pentaphyllum stimulates the formation of nitric oxide, thereby permitting the relaxation of blood vessels and this leads a lowers of blood pressure.

The adaptogenic effects of these compounds contain blood pressure regulation and improving stamina and endurance. In combination with codonopsis, it can help in treating jet lag and altitude sickness.

Medical studies present that it may also play a role in decreasing LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels while improving HDL cholesterol levels (best cholesterol).

Numerous other studies on both human and animals advise that Gynostemma pentaphyllum, which used with diverse herbs is known to have valuable effect on the cardiovascular system.

Some studies also present that it has the potential to reduce blood sugar levels and better insulin sensitivity, a fact that is best news for people with type 2 diabetes.

It is also being studies for use a defense system protector and in the treatment of those infected with HIV virus.

Many studies have been conducted which present that Gynostemma pentaphyllum can retard the development of tumor cells. Research also point out that it may even be capable to stop cells from turning cancerous and may be able of disrupting cells division in cancerous cells.

Gynostemma for weight management

In Asia gynostemma is very famous in assisting those in weight management programs and known to be helpful for those needing to gain or lose body weight.

Jiaogulan naturally helps in the digestive process, helping to regulate bowel movement and cleanse the intestinal tract.

Saponins are famous to have foaming soap-like properties and were actually used as a starting source of detergents in many civilizations around the globe. The top saponin content in gynostemma, in a sense, acts as cleanse as it moves via the digestive system, ridding the toxic microbes and body of wastes.

Gynostemma advantages give direct energy conversion of carbohydrates which is specifically supportive for athletes. It is known to help body builders or underweight people by raising their capacity to gain lean muscle mass.

Better cardiovascular health

Gynostemma advantages also help to normalize blood force and stabilize the heart rate. Acts as natural vasodilator, regular use of tea or extract better cardiac efficiency by raising the flow of blood and oxygen to the circulatory system.

The saponins in jiaogulan are also known to be valuable for atherosclerosis, decreasing triglycerides and lowering cholesterol by stop it from being absorbed by the body.

A study was conducted in Japan whereby thirty people experienced an 85 percent reduce in LDL cholesterol, generally referred to as the “bad” cholesterol.

Further studies present that it decreases the accumulation of blood platelets, thin the blood and reduce plaque buildup.

How does jiaogulan work?

Jiaogulan includes substances that might help decrease cholesterol levels.


Extract Capsules

We started producing Extract capsules because of the growing demand of stronger herbal products. Of a plain plant powder a mild dose is 3-5 grams which translates to 7 to 14 capsules (400 mg per capsule). Extract capsules contain 75% extract. Extract capsules have 500mg of extract/flower blend which makes it 375mg of extract and 125mg of Blue Lotus flower powder as a binder.


All extracts that we use for making extract capsules are sticky and some are even runny when they are completely dehydrated. That’s why we blend 75% resin extract with 25% Blue Lotus flower powder to make it possible to pulverise the extract and fill it into capsules.


Our extract capsules can be consumed in different ways.Orally: 1-2 extract caps is a mild dose. 3-4 extract caps is a medium dose 5-6 extract caps is a strong dose. When consumed orally it works much better to open the capsule and put the content under your tongue (sublingual). A lot of water should be consumed along with taking extract capsules. Dehydration and a headache can appear otherwise. The extract capsules can be opened and the content can be smoked! You can also dissolve the content in warm water, wine or vodka. If you like you can mix the content of the capsules with food like salad or a smoothie. But please note that the sublingual consumption of the powder inside the capsule works most effective!



This product is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications.

For additional information about our herbs don’t hesitate to contact us or take a look into our herbal blog

Caps Sizes

10 Caps, 20 Caps, 30 Caps, 40 Caps, 100 Caps, 200 Caps


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