What is Jiaogulan Tea – by Shigu Mountain:
Jiao Gu Lan (Gynostemma japonica) is a popular and widely researched herb that grows native in Southern China and down into semi-tropical climes of Southeast Asia. In short, it is an adaptogen (that is, it modulates and balances the body’s metabolic and life-sustaining systems depending on what they need at any particular time). Among the amazing qualities of Jiaogulan herb: it benefits the heart, the kidneys, helps lower blood lipid levels, benefits the skin and hair, helps regulate metabolism, mood/anxiety, sleep, breathing, etc… and there are so many more that you can research and learn about on your own!
The tea itself is has slight green tinge to it when prepared. It is fragrant, slightly bitter, and sweet in the throat and a lovely way to introduce the health promoting effects of this wonderful plant.