Gynostemma pentaphyllum leaf is a quintessential adaptogenic herb. Gynostemma leaf is known in Asia as the “Miracle Leaf” and shares a remarkably similar chemical profile with Ginseng. The delicate bright green leaf of this vine–like tropical plant is regarded as one of Asia’s premier healthy–aging herbs. Gynostemma is an adaptogen and antioxidant. It supports the adaptive response of a human being, and helps us handle stress more efficiently. It supports the healthy activity of the immune system. It is traditionally used to help support and maintain normal healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and liver functions. The primary active constituents of Gynostemma leaf are known as gypenosides. Cumulative studies on Gynostemma since 1976 show that Gynostemma leaf extract contains over 150 naturally occurring gypenosides. These all contribute to Gynostemma’s profound adaptogenic capacity. Gynostemma is also understood to trigger AMPK activation which plays an important role in metabolism and fat accumulation.
While there are countless fields where gynostemma grows in low altitudes, this highly concentrated powdered extract is made from the purest, highest grade Gynostemma leaf, grown near the top of Great Immortal Peak, a remote pristine mountain in Southern China, without the use of any chemicals or modern equipment. It is grown totally on mountain spring water and natural precipitation. Most of the Gynostemma sold in the United States is grown at low altitude as an adjunctive farm product, usually around corn fields. The water in these farms is not nearly as pure as the fresh mountain spring water that feeds the Great Immortal Peak Gynostemma plot. Also, the common low lying fields are fumigated and unnaturally fertilized. Dragon Herbs’ Gynostemma is grown in a completely clean, naturally fertile environment.* Most manufacturers leave the stems in the Gynostemma before extracting, resulting in a less potent extract. Dragon Herbs uses hand selected leaves only. Gynostemma leaf extract is one of the great dietary supplements in the world.
Tonifies Qi, clears heat, drains toxic heat, regulates metabolism. Enters the Lung and Heart meridians. Slightly bitter flavor. Cold temperature.
Concentration — Pure yield extract (typically 8:1 concentrate)
(Gynostemma pentaphyllum) leaf extract (Organically Grown, Certified by ECOCERT)
Other Ingredients — Vegetarian capsules, Rice hull extract, Organic Tapioca starch.
Who can use it? Adults
Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.