February 18, 2018
You know that an herb is powerful when its many benefits - such as a significantly longer life, mental acuity, and a reversal of aging symptoms - sound too good to be true. Well, this is the case with our powerful tea, Ginseng Green Dragon. A blend of organic Dragonwell green tea, organic Red Ginseng, and wildcrafted Jiao Gu Lan, this tea might be the closest thing you’ll ever try to the Fountain of Youth. If there has ever been a drink that can confer immortality, we’d be willing to put our bets on this tea. If we’ve piqued your curiosity, read on!
Dragonwell tea, which is said to be the most widely-consumed tea in China, forms the base of this blend. As with all green teas, Dragonwell is high in antioxidants and minerals, aids in metabolism, and helps maintain stable blood sugar levels, and is anti-aging. This varietal is high in Vitamin C, which is necessary for healthy skin, bones, and tissue repair. It strengthens the immune system, wards off bacteria and viruses, helps with weight loss, and prevents plaque from building up in your arteries. So, Dragonwell tea does a body good!
Now, you’ve likely heard about the many benefits of Red Ginseng. A powerful adaptogen that contains compounds called ginsenosides, ginseng has been shown to substantially increase mental performance, including focus and memory, in people that have Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Moreover, if you suffer from drowsiness, brain fog, or low mood, ginseng can help to wake you up naturally, think more clearly, and feel energized throughout the day, without the jittery high of caffeine. Ginseng is also a powerful herb for fighting stress. Moreover, it can boost your metabolism to help you burn more fat during the day. And among other benefits, ginseng may boost your fertility, improve your breathing, fight diabetes, prevent cancer, and strengthen your immunity. We could go on, but try it out for yourself, and see what you experience!
Lastly, let’s talk about Jiao Gu Lan. You might think it’s impossible to top the amazing benefits of Red Ginseng. If so, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. In fact, Jiao Gu Lan (also called Gynostemma) contains over six times as many active compounds as Ginseng. This revered herb, called “The Herb of Immortality” in China, has some of the most wide-ranging benefits of any plant known to man.
Until the 1970’s, this herb was largely unknown, except amongst the people of a few mountainous regions in south central China. But when China conducted its first nationwide census, it found an unusually high number of people in those areas that lived to be over 100 years of age- along with extremely low rates of cancer and age-related degeneration. This unusual longevity was attributed to Jiao Gu Lan.
What exactly does Jiao Gu Lan do? It has been shown to protect the blood vessels from plaque and prevents arterial damage. It is strongly protective against high cholesterol, and may be helpful in promoting insulin sensitivity, to fight diabetes. It protects and supports liver and kidney health and is a powerful anti-cancer herb. It helps promote sustained mental and physical energy without jitteriness, fights brain fog, fatigue, and drowsiness, increases memory power, and gets rid of stress. It strengthens the entire nervous system, improves athletic performance, protects the liver, boosts fertility, protects the skin against aging, promotes strong digestion, and supports the health of your lungs. This is barely scratching the surface, but it suffices to say that Jiao Gu Lan can make you a superhero.
As with any herb or blend, you can really only know the magic until you have tried it for yourself. Give Ginseng Green Dragon a try, and see how you feel. We would love to hear from you, so let us know what you think! We can’t wait to see how you take on the world.
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