Its scientific name is Gynostemma Pentaphyllum, but to the majority of people it is just Gynostemma or Jiaogulan. This powerful herb can cure an extensive list of sicknesses that goes from the commonest to dangerous illnesses. This herb belongs to the squash family and is native in the Pacific Coast.
Gynostemma is among the researchers ‘ most favourite subjects when they are conducting studies on potencies and uses of herbs. In current findings, it almost looked like to the southern ginseng when talking of medical parts. There are so very many health benefits shown to be supplied by it and one of them is its capability to lower the cholesterol that results to the prevention of several other illnesses related to high cholesterol levels.
Researchers are astonished with the high saponins part of gynostemma. These are called gypenosides and are natural detergent compounds. In a comprehensive review of the component, it was discovered that its saponins have similarities with the ginsenosides of ginseng. In another study, it was exposed that not just the 2 herbs have similarities, but also that gynostemma contains more components than ginseng. The gypenosides elements are way richer with anti oxidant and sterols chemicals like flavonoids and rutin.
In an article from “Acupuncture Today” the gynostemma was listed in the Standard Chinese Medicine as an herb that also provides help in the treatment of asthma, neuralgia, severe bronchitis and migraine.
Its ability to lower cholesterol level is credited with the effect it provides in reducing triglycerides or the damaging fats that are blocking in the blood vessels. It is also considered an adaptogenic herb that assists in controlling the blood pressure, increase staying power, restrain cancer and in pushing immunological reaction.
1 or 2 systematic researches were conducted to approve the capability of the herb lower down a person's cholesterol. Birgitte la Cour along with her colleagues conducted a medical study in 1995 wherein it was found out that together with 2 other herbs, gynostemma can lower cholesterol on human subjects. The result was published in The Book of Ethnopharmacology.
In the meantime in a most recent study of S. Megalli and her co-workers, it was made public in the “Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences” that the extractions of gynostemma are indeed helpful in the reducing of triglyceride and cholesterol on rats.
To reduce cholesterol using gynostemma, medical practitioners recommend from 60 to 180 mg every day and it is even inspired that gynostemma to be taken in whatever form as it has 85% gypenosides parts that assists in promoting a fitter body.
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