Jiaogulan is a climbing vine native to China, Japan and Korea. There are several health benefits attributed to drinking jiaogulan tea, with no documented toxicity or drug interactions.
This plant has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, it is known locally as the "herb of immortality" and "Southern Ginseng."
Antioxidant Properties;Jiaogulan contains chemical compounds collectively referred to as gypenosides.
Cholesterol Management:According to Drugs.com, animal-based studies from the 1980s and 1990s have shown that jiaogulan may lower cholesterol.
Jiaogulan Herbal Tea Brewing:Boil pure water (spring water is our favorite) and infuse fresh Jiaogulan leaf. Use 1 teaspoon/3-5 g of Jiaogulan for an 8oz/250ml cup. Infuse the leaf for about 3 to 10 minutes. Enjoy your tea while nibbling on the settling sweet leaves; there's no need for a tea bag. Note: The date on the package is the manufacture date, not the expiration date.