Jiaogulan Benefits to Seniors

yoga (2)Jiaogulan, also known as the “Immortality” herb, has a long list of reinvigorating properties. It is a class of herbs known as “adaptogens”, that help the body without causing any imbalance or harm. The people in southern China have long been drinking the popular Jiaogulan tea to augment energy and strength, combat stress and fatigue, treat colds, infectious diseases and the flu. Modern research and testing supports all of these above claims and much more, finding it to be a strong antioxidant and extremely effective in treating a wide array of health issues and promoting overall wellness and health. Here are some of the jiaogulan benefits to seniors.

Helps to Build Immune System
Doctors in China recommend regular consumption of jiaogulan for people recovering from brain and heart surgery because the herbs present in jiaogulan support and regulate the immune system, thus aiding in a more effective and quicker recovery. Additionally, seniors undergoing cancer therapies like chemotherapy and radiation receive this herb as well. Study has proved that this herb can even augment white blood cells in the body, which in turn bolster resistance.

Helps to Alleviate The Risk Of Heart Attacks And Strokes
Jiaogulan helps to mitigate the possibility of a stroke or heart attack in seniors by preventing blood platelets from clasping together. This in turn inhibits a stroke activating blood clot from developing. This same action inhibits artery clogging, thus mitigating the risk of a stroke.

Helps to Mitigate Stress
Jiaogulan also helps to calm the nerves. In a study it was found that people who could not sleep due to stress and anxiety, took 70 mg. of jiaogulan and it was reported that over 96% were sleeping well within a span of 6 days.

Helps to Lower Cholesterol
According to a study, jiaogulan also helps to strengthen the ability of the muscles and liver to convert sugar into energy instead of fat. This in turn lowers cholesterol by reducing HDLs in bloodstream and augmenting LDLs. It also inhibits platelets from increasing in the bloodstream and causing high cholesterol.

Helps to Regulate Blood Pressure
The herb also acts as a blood pressure regulator . It increases blood pressure when it is too low and decreases when it is too high. According to a study conducted on 222 patients, the herb regulated blood pressure at an 80% effectiveness rate.

In addition to the above mentioned benefits, jiaogulan also helps to improve concentration and memory in seniors, thus maintaining their overall health and quality of life.