Categorie : Erbe della salute
The Gynostemma pentaphyllum is a perennial herb with a climbing habit, belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family. It grows spontaneously in the south-east of China, on Mount Fanjing, in a cool-humid climate, but it is easily cultivated even in our country.
The innumerable beneficial properties of this plant were known since ancient times and was used in the days of the Ming dynasty (1300 BC). In ancient Chinese medical texts it is referred to as a miraculous plant or "the herb of immortality" or eternal life.
It has several vulgar names, the most common is Jiaogulan, but it is also referred to as Makino, Xiancao, which means "immortal herb", or "Southern Ginseng" for its chemical composition similar to ginseng but with very different properties.
The Gynostemma pentaphyllum, taken as an infusion, can be useful for preventing and coping with numerous health problems.
In fact, it has very special medicinal properties that few other medical plants can boast.
Active ingredients : it is described in various texts as one of the most valid adaptogens, with anti-aging effects and increased physical strength (viability). As evidenced by the pharmacological studies conducted on the raw extracts of Gynostemma. The ability to stimulate the immune system is due to the numerous triterpenoid saponins, to the different flavonoids and gypenosides that counts in its phytocomplex.
Health benefits :
Other properties of the Gynostemma
The dried leaves of Gynostemma should be used to prepare an infusion .
The dosages are: a teaspoon of Gynostemma, for a quantity of water equal to one cup.
Leave the grass to rest in boiling water for about 10 minutes , after which it is filtered and drunk.
You can also drink every day, from 1 to 3 cups a day.
Although the Gynostemma is considered among the safest herbs for food use, there are some possible side effects that you should be aware of. Gynostemma should not be taken by pregnant women and people taking anticoagulants or with coagulation disorders.
On our website you can buy the Gynostemma both as an herbal tea and as a plant to grow at home. In any case you will have the guarantee of an organic product, cultivated in a healthy and natural way by our farm, in the open countryside of the hills of Fermo (Italy).
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