16 Aug 2018
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Discover what has been called "The Herb of Immortality".

Jiaogulan (pronounced “gee-ow-goo-lan”) is a sweet tasting green leafy plant from the squash family. It has many of the same medicinal properties as Ginseng. In China, jiaogulan is known as “The Herb of Immortality” because of its powerful adaptogenic properties and legendary ability to boost the immune system and reverse premature aging. Adaptogens help you to better manage stress and change in your life which are significant possible sources of damaging free-radicals. It is the easiest to grow of all the adaptogens and that grows like a vine which can climb up to 20 feet tall!

Other benefits of Jiaogulan include:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Increasing killer T cells and lymphocytes
  • Anti-cancer

Here at Hippocrates we have been growing Jiaogulan in our Organic Garden for the benefit of our guests. The leaves can be eaten raw or the leaves and roots can be dried and used to make an infusion (tea). The flavor of the tea is mellow, fresh and 

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