Also known as 'Jiaogulan,' this variety is said to
have immune-strengthening properties; some
even call it the 'anti-aging' or the 'cure-all' herb!
Brew 'Immortality' and enjoy the healthy benefits
of this sweet-flavored curing tea! Grown in a pot
or hanging basket, the vines will cascade over the
edge for a dramatic decorative effect; if allowed
to grow up a trellis or supported by stakes, the
vines will reach up to 25' long. Suitable for inside or out.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time: Summer
Zones: 8 to 10
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Immortality Herb (Jiaogulan) Product Details
Partial Shade/Full Sun
up to 10 - 12'
10 - 12"
10 - 12"
Zone 8 - 11 (10 degreef F)
Oval green foliage
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and weel drained soil. Prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
With this herb you can rejuvenate and rebalance your body! Back in 1976 a Japanse researcher was looking for an alternative for sugar. He found this five leafed adaptogenic herb, which is good for; Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Weight control, Immunity, Antioxidant, Anti diabetic effect and Anti cancer. Gynostemma contains many amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are healthy to the human body, The Japanse locals who cultivate & consume Gynostemma call it 'miracle tea'! Jiaogulan as tea may be made in the usual manner with fresh or gedroogte leaves. Freshly picked leaves are edible and taste like licorice. This plant is perfect for in or outside. Inside as a houseplant and outside in a container or as a climber in your garden.
Immortality Herb (Jiaogulan) Customer Reviews
Great!Review by Maria - Hallandale Beach, FL Posted on 2013-04-03 18:15:53
Very healthy plant! Grows rapidly! Love it. I am enjoying it! Thanks
The Immortality Herb gets its name from the multiple health-giving properties it possesses. Also known as Jiaogulan or the Gynostemma Herb, this herbaceous climbing vine grows wild in China and many other Asian countries. Growing this plant takes time, so you may want to plan ahead. Before spring, plant this Gynostemma Herb seeds in well-drained, nitrogen-rich soil in an area that gets lots of sunlight. When spring comes, you can transplant your Immortality Herb seedlings to your planting area, where you must also provide stakes for the vine to climb. You can harvest the jiaogulan in summer, when the plant's medicinal content is highest.
This powerful herb is coveted by health-conscious people for its abundance of saponins called gypenosides. These chemical compounds help energize the body and normalize many of its functions. The leaves of Gynostemma Herb may be used fresh or dried and made into an fortifying and rich tea. Scientific studies and actual cases have shown that the Immortality Herb successfully decreases cholesterol, improves fat metabolism, strengthen digestion, and increase strength and endurance in the body. But apart from these therapeutic benefits, the Immortality Herb also makes a lovely decorative piece in the home and garden. You can grow it in a pot and hang it by the patio or let it climb up a trellis in the yard.