|Known as the "Longevity tonic" due to its many health-giving qualities and anti-aging effects, Jiao Gu Lan is indicated for anti-inflammation, detoxification, cough remedy, as an expectorant and as a chronic bronchitis remedy. Other traditional uses as a medicine have been anecdotally said to be for heart palpitation and for fatigue syndromes.
Gynostemma, Southern Ginseng
The aroma is a reminiscence of seaweed, yet the taste is sweet and similar to ginseng.
Loosely curled leaves with tiny stems.
Wan Nan, An Hui Province