It is a thin vine still widely used throughout Asia for its many beneficial qualities for what is known as "herb of longevity".
The Yiaogulan contains chemicals identical to some of those found in Panax ginseng and is used by the inhabitants of the mountains of southern China and northern Vietnam, as grass for longevity, where taken as a tea infusions herbs. Contains 82 identified saponins (ginsenosides), compared with 28 ginsenosides in Panax ginseng present, making the medicinal properties of yiaogulan are 4 times higher than Ginseng.

It is used traditionally for problems spleen, lung, kidney, liver, heart, and also for treating chronic bronchitis. He is credited with improving the property of the immune system and reduce the density of blood.

Research has shown that reducing the level of blood cholesterol, particularly the LDL or "bad" cholesterol and the triglycerides, while raising the level of HDL or "good cholesterol".

In traditional Chinese medicine is used in the case of diabetes is attributed as the ability to control glucose levels in blood. Studies have shown that people with diabetes who have taken yiaogulan during 12 weeks have had a significant reduction in glycemic index, which is an application that is still being investigated.

Also attributed positive effects on the cardiovascular system in general because supposedly increases cardiac efficiency without affecting blood pressure or heart rate increase.

Finally, note that helps improve mood, you're eliminating the accumulated.

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