Jiaogulan (Gynostemma Penthaphullym) is a smart herb. It senses what your body needs and works accordingly. With it’s dual (bi-phasic) effects on various body systems, Jiaogulan can enhance the activity of body systems that are underperforming. At the same time, it can also suppress the activity of over-functioning systems. Eventually, jiaogulan works to re-establish the lost balance in the body. This makes Jiaogulan helpful in a wide range of health conditions.
Chronic stress has far more serious health implications than you can ever imagine. And we are not just talking about the mental or emotional kind of stress that comes from financial worries, relationships or a work environment that is just too demanding.
Losing weight is not simply about looking good. It is also about feeling good and energetic, and improving the quality of your life in a number of substantial ways. A recent research study suggests that even small amount of weight loss, as low as 5 %, has whopping health benefits  and reduces the underlying risk factors for many chronic, life-threatening and incapacitating diseases such as type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Excess body weight is also linked with infertility, pregnancy complications, joint pain, sleeping disorder, depression, asthma and even cancer.
Jiaogulan, or Gynostemma pentaphyllum, is a relatively lesser known herb but is one with outstanding health benefits. With more than 170 different types of saponins, Jiaogulan stands above most herbs for its tremendous disease preventing properties. Saponins are naturally occurring chemical compounds that give many herbs, including ginseng, their wide-ranging therapeutic qualities. The fact is Jiaogulan is known to contain the largest variety of these special compounds in comparison to any other plant; with ginseng containing only 28 different types of saponins!
While it may be hard to define stress, most of us think of it as something psychological; worrying about bills, money, loved ones, meeting deadlines at work, and countless other issues. The truth is stress can be physical or environmental too. Factors such as poor sleep, fatigue, not eating well, exposure to toxins, getting sick and chronic infections also stress out the body at many levels