Gynostemma is one of my favorite teas and I have been drinking it EVERY day. It IS the new green tea for all you health enthusiasts.
Gynostemma Tea is invigorating, calming, anti-aging (antioxidant and more), anti-inflammatory (not as a medicine, but to help reduce the factors that cause low grade, sub-clinical chronic inflammation experienced by all humans), immune-regulating (not as a medicine, but to help support the normal healthy functioning of various immune functions), a respiratory tonic (improve respiratory efficiency).
The ultimate greatness of Gynostemma lies in its broad spectrum adaptogenic (stress modulating) quality. Adaptogenic herbs improve the efficiency of the metabolic, neurological, immunologic, respiratory and endocrine systems. Prolonged consumption of Gynostemma tends to have a highly protective quality because it strengthens the adaptive capacity of the person at every level of their life.
Japanese studies have indicated that Gynostemma has a double-direction, regulating, adaptogenic influence on the central nervous system. It is calming when one is overexcited and invigorating when one is fatigued.
Gynostemma is widely known for its “spirit-lifting” effect on one’s mood. Gynostemma may have a direct strengthening effect on the heart. Drinking a tasty cup of tea that has far reaching effects on every organ system in the body is an easy way to enhance your longevity.