refer to it as southern ginseng. The herb traditionally grows it in a mountain
region in the central china. The region is worldly known for the longevity of
the inhabitants and the low incidence of cardiovascular diseases. There was an
earlier believe that the lifestyle and the food eaten in the area contributed
to the peoples well being and longer life. However research has shown that one
herb was the factor accounting for the low occurrence of cardiovascular cases.
The herb is gynostemma. It works by emulsifying all the
cholesterol deposits that may have accumulated on vascular walls. Additionally
other benefits the herb has on the circulatory system include lowering the
level of blood pressure, reducing the effect of arteriosclerosis and decreasing
the amount of blood fats.
The herbs importance to cardiovascular health is worldly
known, but there are other benefits important in a person’s health, but less
known. As the herb is an adaptogen, it has a unique ability which can help you
to restore homeostasis or re-establish various body systems equilibrium. Some
of these body systems include the digestive nervous, cardiovascular, and
reproductive and the immune system. In addition to its ability of lowering the
bad cholesterol levels in the body, it also boosts the body immune system by
increasing the activity and the number of the white blood cells, strengthen the
body digestive system by assisting the liver in its function.
Because of its ability to directly stimulate the liver, it
helps in regulation of fat metabolism which is a contributing factor to the
body’s capacity in weight lose. Furthermore, health gynostemma contains
antioxidants, amino acids and minerals. This product is also safe for continuous
The products health benefits
. Helps in the
maintenance of cardiovascular function by increasing the cardiovascular blood
properties enhance body recovery from some illnesses, fatigue and stress. It also
enhances the physiological functions.
. It strengthens
the body immunity therefore reducing the chances of acquiring a disease.
strengthens the body cellular function and promotes the cell proliferation
therefore slowing down the aging process.
. It is also
important in the prevention of hair loss (gynostemma hair loss prevention) and
the formation of gray hair by increasing enzyme activity of the cell membranes
responsible for the nourishing of the hair follicles.
What are the functioning ingredients?
Gynostemma has similar components to those found in panax
ginseng. These components also known as saponins are the ones that give the
herb its adaptogenic properties. The herbs contain more times more saponins the
amount contained in panax ginseng herb.
The herb which the locals also refer to as the miracle tea
has a high level of amino acids, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, potassium and
selenium. It also has high levels of powerful antioxidants properties, which
increase the levels of superoxide dismutase which is a stronger endogenous
cellular antioxidant. Some studies have also showed that the tea causes an
increase in the performance of natural killer cells, tlymphocytes and
macrophages. These make it useful in the prevention and treatment of tumors.
Gynostemma and blood pressure
The tea has the ability to restore balance and equilibrium
to all the five body systems: the immune system, the nervous system,
cardiovascular system, the reproductive and digestive system. This is a result
of its high saponin content. The saponins can lower hypertension and raise
hypotension and therefore keep the blood pressure at the normal range. Research
has been conducted to explain how these saponins regulate the blood pressure.
One major is explanation is that gynostemma stimulates production of nitric
acid which causes relaxation of blood vessels which then reduces the blood
Gymnostemma usage precautions
In study of animals it may have caused birth defects to the
babies born of mothers given gymnostemma during the pregnancy period. Although
there are no reports of the same in humans and therefore women who are pregnant
should avoid its usage.
There is inadequate information on how it might affect an
infant. Therefore you should avoid its use during breast feeding period or
during early childhood.
What are the side effects?
Its usage is associated with serious nausea. Also associated
with the herb is the chance of increasing bowel movements. However, there is no
one single consistent side effect that has been reported from its usage it may
have some effects which are yet to be known. If you happen to experience any
side effect, you should consider stopping its use immediately and tell your
doctor or pharmacist immediately.