Gynostemma – For longevity and radiant health

Gynostemma_pentaphyllum_1Gynostemma is one of the most sought-after and powerful tonic herbs on the planet.  There’s a good reason for this; it seems to be curative, tonic and beneficial for just about everything!

That may seem a bold claim.  But consider; it was discovered that the people in the original local region of China where gynostemma was traditionally taken had longer life spans, less disease and greater vitality than just about any other people in the world, with few exceptions.

The reason for the exceptional health and longevity of these people was their habit of having gynostemma every day, which they call ‘magic grass’.  This discovery prompted extensive research into gynostemma by both Chinese and Japanese researchers.  They have confirmed that it does indeed have tremendous benefits.  Its popularity has grown exponentially in recent decades.

It’s excellent for keeping blood sugar balanced.  It helps control appetite and is effective in assisting weight loss.  It’s a top-class adaptogen, strengthening and fortifying you so that you are capable of dealing with whatever life throws at you.  It’s good for the immune system too.  I could go on and on!

While it seems to have these universal properties for health, gynostemma’s most interesting and exciting properties confirmed by the research is that it seems to be a life extender; it’s a longevity herb.  Nor does it simply give you extra years in a nursing home.  It adds life to your years as well as years to your life.

It seems that gynostemma has constituents that stop your DNA from being degraded and broken down too quickly.  Gynostemma has been found to stop and even reverse the process of erosion of the telomeres.  Telomeres are the ‘end caps’ on your strings of DNA, and the remaining length of your telomeres is a major factor governing your remaining life span.  The effects of gynostemma on telomeres make it one of the most powerful longevity substances ever known.

You can do your own research on gynostemma by giving it a try!  It’s completely safe, it has no bad side effects of any kind.  A moderate dosage of gynostemma is awesome.  You can try either the loose tea which is very easy to prepare; you just steep it in hot water just as you would normal do to make a tea, or you can make it in a cafetiere/coffee press just like a fresh coffee.  The herbal extract is even easier; you just add hot water to it in a mug and drink it, and you have all of those amazing benefits.

Gynostemma has a pleasant taste compared to most tonic herbs, sweet with a slightly bitter edge.  Most people in the know about tonic herbs see it as a staple, as a have-it-every-day-for-the-rest-of-my-life kind of herb.  I personally have it every day too.  I highly recommend you give it a go.  You won’t regret it.

 Taste; sweet and slightly bitter

Treasures; jing, chi and shen

Organs; spleen, lungs, kidneys, liver, heart

Temperature; slightly cool

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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