What is Jie Geng Wan:
The root of the balloon flower has been used by Chinese herbalists for centuries to help with the throat, lungs and upper respiratory system.
Balloon flower root is often used today in China to support the body as during cold and flu season. It also is believed to have beneficial properties that can help support the respiratory system. Some herbalists in China also have used this root to help with the circulatory system. Balloon flower root also is used in South Korea and China to season salads. It is soaked thoroughly in water before it is cooked.
This natural herbal supplement contains balloon flower root, which is a native plant of areas including Japan, China and South Korea. The name of the flower comes from the appearance of its flower buds, which tend to swell up like a balloon before they pop open eventually. These plants grow to be about three-feet tall. The root of the balloon flower has been used by Chinese herbalists for centuries to help with the throat, lungs and upper respiratory system.
Chinese herbs work differently from Western drugs – they help clear the root of the problem. Often these herbs work better if taken for some time, depending on the severity and length of symptoms. Thus they help to resolve the underlying imbalance, rather than simply managing symptoms.