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My Review Of The Amazing Jiaogulan Tea – It Can Really Help You To Lose Weight, Improve Complexion, Age Gracefully, Relax, Strengthen Body, Enhance Immunity/Health, Remove Peri/Menopause Effects, Restore Good Sleep, Give Energy!

A box of 40 Jiagulan teabags at RM6-50 or USD2-10 only

Hi there, dear friends 😀

For those of you new to this tea, do read my earlier introduction post on Jiagulan Tea HERE for its background information and how I stumbled upon this inexpensive but yet very powerful health tea. 💡 

My daily “dosage” of Jiaogulan Tea ===> at least 3 to 4 cups daily; sometimes up to 7 cups on those days I need more energy for increased physical activities. On average, I would say that I drink 5 cups of that tea daily.  

Tips 💡 ===> It helps to take the tea right after lunch and dinner for better digestion and “cut the oil/fat” from the food.  Be sure to continue drinking water while on this tea and to spread the consumption of this tea evenly throughout the day for best effect.  

I will now go straight into my feedback and review after having drank the Jiaogulan Tea  (3 to 5 cups daily) for slightly more than 1 month. During that period, I refrained from drinking other types of herbal teas, coffee and tea, so that whatever effects I felt can be attributed to this tea alone 💡 .

A refreshing cup of Jiagulan Tea, made from loose rolled leaves

1) my energy levels has increased substantially! 

Right before drinking the Jiagulan Tea,  I was right in the middle of my peri/menopausal fog, whereby neither tea nor coffee can increase my level of energy to carry out my daily tasks. I am embarassed to say this 😳 , but I was spending my days watching TV and most of my meals were takeouts as I didn’t even have the zest to cook. 

Today, I have reclaimed back my life and I am back to cooking yummy meals and cleaning my house happily again!  My Korean dramas? I have a backlog of them to catch up now! 😆 

Just drinking a cup of Jiaogulan Tea first thing in the morning is my picker-upper for the day and the good thing is, it does not have any caffeine!

2) my body immunity and health has improved – sinusitis is gone at last!

I only realised that my sinus problems had gone when one day, I noticed that I didn’t have my usual congested or itchy nose, itchy eyes due to a very bad hazy weather! I was really surprised and happy that my nasal system has healed!  I no longer go to bed at night with a congested nose….most impressive is that I am no longer allergic to my cats!  

Previously, I would sneeze a lot and have itchy eyes whenever I got close to my cats, or I was sitting on a place where my cats had been. 

3) my stomach has strengthened and my digestive system is much better

Before drinking the Jiaogulan Tea, I was advised by my Chinese physician to refrain from taking cold or iced drinks, to stop eating my favourite foods like nasi lemak, tea, mee or meehoon, even apple cider vinegar because they cause my stomach to bloat up like a rock and I would get severe indigestion. 

Nowadays, I can consume all those foods and drinks above without any problem. I can even drink a glass of iced cold tea and my stomach would feel fine. Before, my stomach would feel like a rock right away.

I’m so glad I can now indulge again in my favourite foods and drinks! 😀

4) Jiaogulan Tea rescued me from the terrible menopausal climatic change

Before 1 month ago, I was suffering from the effects of the menopausal climatic change whereby I had no energy, no control of my life, no appetite (hence, didn’t cook for my family), no good sleep, irritability, etc.  

Jiaogulan Tea gave me back my life! 😀

5) anyone cranky in the family? Jiaogulan Tea brings happiness and smiles! 

Hahaha 😆  ….. this tea has an amazing relaxing quality on the mind. Your partner, spouse or children in a bad mood, angry or stressed? Just quietly give them the Jiagulan Tea to drink and observe them calming down half an hour later! 😉 

Since the past 1 month, there are now a lot of smiles and happy faces in my family because everyone is so relaxed when they drink this tea! I can also vouch for its effectiveness in calming anxiety because during my menopausal climatic change, my mood was so bad and tensed…but after drinking this tea, my mind is clear, peaceful and filled with positive thoughts!

Remember the famous book “The Laws of Attraction” – having a positive mind is a good thing, for it will attract positive energies (Luck) to our lives! 💡 

6) restoring good sleep and getting rid of insomnia

The boss of the Chinese Medicine Shop told me that the teabag version is more potent in giving us a good night’s sleep. However, its effect may not be instantaneous and could take a while of drinking this tea. Nonetheless, it does help us to sleep deeper and better. 

Before I drank this tea, I would often fall asleep and then wake up 3 hours later in the middle of the night, wide awake…these days, I can easily sleep a good 8 hours through the night, with lesser visits to the bathroom.  However, for one night, I couldn’t sleep well because during dinner, I had drank some herbal ginseng soup which kept me up a little. 😳 

8) Jiaogulan Tea helped me to lose weight!

After drinking Jiaogulan Tea for 1 month only, I had lost 2 kilos (4.4 pounds) in weight! Before, I used to weigh 61 kg, but today, I weigh 59 kg….yippee! 😀

Not only that, my stomach is much flatter and my waist is smaller. 

I noticed that if I had consumed oily and rich foods (fried stuff, cakes, etc), the next day, the bowel movement is more oily….i.e. somehow, the Jiaogulan Tea helps to cut the oil effectively and helps our body to get rid of the fat, instead of storing it in our body!  Also, the oilier the food, the more often your bowel movements the next day. 😉 

9) my skin and facial complexion improved and more balanced

I noticed after 3 weeks of drinking this tea that my skin is much smoother, silky and softer to the touch…plus, my facial complexion is much better. A persistent dry-skinned spot on my left cheek has suddenly cleared up and my combination oily and dry skin tones have become balanced…just right to the touch. 

Previously, I would need to use oil blotting paper often on my oily forehead and nose, but nowadays,  I don’t need to do that anymore. 

Perhaps, the tea is helping the body to digest food better and ridding the body of oils, hence the better skin tone? 

10) Jiaogulan Tea helps to reduce cholesterol?

My Chinese Medical Shop boss and his neighbour have successfully reduced their cholesterol levels to the normal range after consuming this tea for a few years already. I will have a cholesterol test done in 5 months’ time to confirm if this tea does help to reduce blood lipids. 💡 

11) my bones and body strengthened – healing is hastened

I used to suffer from an aching body for days whenever I had done some strenuous house chores or had carried many heavy bags of groceries up many flights of stairs during marketing (pasar) days (I live in a 3 -stories house).

When I drank this tea, I noticed that whatever aches or pains or sprains I had during the day, after a good night’s sleep, they are gone! 😯 

Somehow, the body heals faster and better…all the body needs is some good rest! 

I also feel that my backbone or spine is stronger because I can now bend at my waist often and not suffer from lower backaches anymore. Previously, I often have to bend at my knees to avoid having lower backaches. That’s why I say my lower back is stronger now.  😀

12) Jiaogulan Tea has anti-aging properties, hence it’s nickname as “The Immortality or Longevity Tea”

No one can stop aging, but with all the goodness of this tea as mentioned above, I am really glad that it certainly helps me to age gracefully and happily! 😀

Well, that’s all the feedback I have for now. I will add any new feedback later to the comments box below. Meanwhile, I strongly encourage you to find this tea and give it a try. After all, it is inexpensive and has so many health benefits. This tea is not cooling and has no overdose effects…therefore, it is safe for people who are elderly to drink, too! 😉

With best wishes for good health,

choesf 😀

 

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    P.S. I am very happy to say that within that one month while on this tea, I only experienced one episode of irregular heartbeats – previously, I would get those uncomfortable heartrates at least once a week! Somehow, this wonderful tea has regularised and strengthened my heart! 😀

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      Maggie said,

      I would say you may have a magnesium deficiency. Anyone reading this who also has anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping, etc. should do some Google research. Jiaogulan does contain magnesium.

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        Hi there, Maggie 😀

        Yes, the symptoms of anxiety, depression and trouble sleeping are also for magnesium deficiency and people suffering from these can also take magnesium, too.

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    Eddie said,

    Wow good that the miracle tea has helped a lot. I hv a box of them loose leaf untouched in my kitchen leh.

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      Hi there, dear Eddie 😀

      I’m glad you have a box of the loose leaf type of Jiaogulan Tea. Not much is known about the numerous health benefits of this tea and therefore, I thought my posts about it will help to make more people aware of it goodness and try drinking it for good health. It is such a simple, inexpensive remedy that it’s a shame not to try it. 😉

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. I wrote in my other post that my Chinese Medicine Shop boss told me he saw a man bringing 2 teabags of the Jiaogulan Tea to make into a tea to go with his Bak Kut Teh at a restaurant. 😆

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    jenn said,

    i was also hoping to find some relief for insomnia, heart palpitations (like anxiety attack),constipation,depression, overweight etc…i eagerly went and bought a box and try. almost finishing a box now..but i’ve yet to see or feel any difference. i’ve bought another box of tea to continue and i’m hoping i’ll see some results soon….i find the prices of the tea differs greatly from shop to shop. it cost me 8 rgt..that’s the cheapest so far i’ve come across. where did you get yrs from?
    keep us updated on yr progress…tq.

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      Hi there, dear Jenn 😀

      Thank you for sharing your experience in taking this tea. I forgot to mention the “dosage” in my post above 😳 – I find that I need to drink at least 3 to 4 cups a day continuously, and on some days when I need a lot of energy for some strenuous chores, I can drink up to 7 cups then.

      How much of the tea do you drink daily? My children usually drink at least 1 cup a day, sometimes up to 3 cups if they are at home most of the day. Perhaps, you can try to increase your daily “dosage” to see if you feel any of the effects I mentioned? Maybe different people with different conditions may need different amounts of tea daily?

      Spreading out evenly the timing of the tea consumption throughout the day, and drinking the tea right after lunch and dinner helps. 💡

      The prices of a box of Jiaogulan Tea that I bought from PJ Old Town Chinese Medicine Shops are around RM6-50 to RM6-80, whereas the Tong Woh Chinese Medicine Shop at PJ New Town (State) sells the box of tea at RM7-80.

      I will be sure to post here any updates. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. My youngest son and second daughter who have acne reported that their skin is much smoother now and the acne is getting lesser and healing better but slow because they drink about 1 or 2 cups of tea daily only.

      My youngest son who drinks 2 to 3 cups daily knows the goodness of the tea on him and he will automatically help himself to the tea I had prepared one pot of to drink – he sleeps better and feels more energised from the tea. My other 2 children are not too keen on the taste of the tea and I have to keep reminding them to drink the tea daily – they will drink 1 cup. 🙄

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        jenn said,

        tks for response and more info..am drinking 2-3 cups daily..will try and drink more…not sure if it’s bcos of the tea but have felt light headed a couple of times.
        i’m not familiar with old town area. got mine from shop in D’sara utama.
        tks..

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        Good morning, dear Jenn 😀

        Thank you for your feedback on the light-headedness you felt. I will be sure to ask that Chinese Medicine Shop boss the next time I go there and see if he knows if the tea can cause lightheadedness and why.

        Drinking this tea can cause nausea at the beginning and the boss advised us to take the tea after food. I know cooling teas (leong char, or green tea) can cause light headedness (like dizziness or floating kind of feeling) for me, but so far, I didn’t feel that when drinking the Jiaogulan Tea.

        This morning, I was thinking about your depression and heart palpitations and thought perhaps you may like to try Motherwort Tea ? Before I found this jiaogulan Tea, I was testing out the Motherwort Tea and it did help with my moodiness/crankiness and heart palpitations but I was worried about taking the Motherwort Tea on a long term basis because it is considered as cooling. Maybe Motherwort Tea may work better for you? Here is the link to my earlier post 💡 ===>

        https://happyhomemaker88.com/2012/08/31/whoo-hooo-i-found-dried-motherwort-an-amazing-herb/

        To make the tea, put a tablespoon of dried Motherwort or Yik Moh Choe (Benefit Mother Grass in Cantonese) into a mug and pour boiling water over it. Steep for 5 minutes like the Jiaogulan Tea, and drink when cooled or warm. 😉

        Another observation on making the Jiaogulan Tea 💡 ===>

        I have a hot and cold water dispenser at home, whereby the hot water is not at boiling point but good enough to make coffee or Milo. I noticed that the Jiaogulan Tea made with hot water from my dispenser is not as full body in taste, compared to using freshly boiled water…so, perhaps the effects of the Jiaogulan Tea may not be optimised then. Also, water reboiled in an electric thermopot or water dispenser is considered as “dead water” (without energy) and for herbal teas for medicinal purposes, it is always better to use freshly boiled water from the tap. 😉

        Good Luck and I sincerely hope you will feel better soon!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    P.S. I believe that if one drinks a lesser amount of the Jiaogulan Tea (than I do :oops:), one will still experience the goodness of this tea, but more gradually and over a longer period 😉

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    susan said,

    Where can i buy this tea in the United Arab Emirates

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      Hi there, dear Susan 😀

      I’m sorry I don’t know where in UAE you can buy this tea. 😳

      Perhaps, you can do an online search to buy this tea online and they will ship the tea to you?

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Bianca said,

    Hi there,

    I was wondering where can I buy this tea here in the Philippines? By the way, u knkw your post means a lot of help to others. Keep helping and stay healthy.

    Bianca

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      Hi there, dear Bianca 😀

      Thank you for your very encouraging words and blessings! 😉

      I’m sorry, I don’t know where you can buy this tea in the Philippines 😳 … however, you may try looking in the Internet to buy it online. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Bianca said,

    Hi there,
    Will do that for sure. Really wanna try this. You so lucky that in your country all these fresh herbs are available locally and easy to buy. I’ve been wanting to try eat a fresh Wolfberry as I have a poor eye sight and heard it has a good effect in decreasing the grade but unfortunately its not available here to us..

    Again, thank you for responses. Keep helping. You posts are really big help to others. Godbless.

    Bianca

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      Hi there, dear Bianca 😀

      Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, Wolfberries are really good for the eyesight. If you can find some dried Wolfberries at your local Chinatown, you can take those for eyesight improvement, too. Just eat a small handful of dried Wolfberries or Goji berries every day. 😉

      This Jiaogulan Tea is imported from China – if you go to your local Chinatown, try looking for that in the tea section of the shop. Maybe you can find it there. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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      elvira said,

      I actuall work for the supplier of Jiaogulan and two other teas.
      won the best in a taste festival in Thailand!
      you can order at:
      http://www.immortalitea.com/
      free shipping in US

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        Hi there, dear Elvira 😀

        Thank you for your link for buying Jiaogulan Tea 😉

        So far, there are only Jiaogulan Tea from China available here. I would love to try some Thai version as well.

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    Bianca said,

    Dear sis,

    Thank you so much for all these details. It means a lot. Again I will say, your reviews, you might not know but someone reading it benefit from it so much… Keep giving healt tips.

    Godbless you more and your family. Thanks.

    Bianca

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    rineed said,

    please joyce, update your blog regularly. i am so disappointed. everyday i log in at least 3 times and found no update. dying to try this tea.

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      Hi there, dear rineed 😀

      Thank you for your reminder for me to update my post! 😆

      I believe I have posted most of my feedback on this tea already here. My second daughter stopped drinking this tea a few weeks ago and a week after that, her pimples around her chin area came back. She then started on the tea again and her pimples went off just 2 days after.

      As for me, I have stopped drinking large amounts of this tea because I am now back to drinking my other health soups/teas/tinctures. Now, I only drink 2 cups of Jiaogulan tea a day – after lunch and dinner.

      I confirm that the Jiaogulan Tea effects are really superb if we drink more than 3 cups a day – for my now 2 cup dose a day, there is nothing much to feel about it and I am taking it only to control or reduce my cholesterol level.

      As with any health teas/soups/tinctures – it is best to give our body a break from them after 2 months and then resume after 1 month or so. Our body can get “bored” (I read this in the internet :lol:) and used to the healing effects. You will know when it is time to stop a certain health drink when your body stops responding well to it! 😉

      Meanwhile, do go ahead and try out this Jiaogulan Tea yourself and see how it goes for you – different people may have different results.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. Now, I am making this Miracle Vegetable soup to be drank on a daily basis 💡 ===>

      https://happyhomemaker88.com/2010/01/06/life-extension-miracle-vegetable-soup-brown-rice-tea-for-treating-cancer-high-blood-pressure-diabetes-for-skin-rejuvenation-slowing-aging-process-other-illnesses/

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    Zhu said,

    Hello,

    I was recently given a Jiaogulan plant. I keep it inside in a pot. It’s growing very fast and very well. I can ‘harvest’ a lot of leaves, not enough for 3 to 5 cups a day but the plant is very easy to cut or strike, which means you can start with one plant and quickly have a few more.

    If you have your own plant, you can make tea from fresh leaves or you can dry the leaves and consume the tea later. You can also eat the leaves, if that’s your thing.

    I don’t know about the health benefits (which are said to be proven) but for me it’s a perfect alternative to real tea (Camellia sinensis) because it doesn’t contain caffeine. It’s perfect at anytime of the day. I read somewhere that this tisane gives you what you need, if you are sleepy and you want to sleep, it will calm you down, if you want to do stuff, it’ll give you energy. It’s strange but I tend to agree.

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      Hi there, dear Zhu 😀

      Thank you for sharing your feedback on this Jiaogulan tea. Wow, you got a Jiaogulan plant? That’s great! May I know which country you are from? If I know there are Jiaogulan plants here in Malaysia, I will plant some in my garden. 😉

      I have more feedback on this tea to post here. I have stopped making a large pot of it about 2 weeks ago, and my family was drinking the occasional cup only, just to see how it goes and to give the body a rest from drinking too much of that tea earlier.

      Anyway, my youngest son who is a bit on the chubby side told me yesterday that since he drank lesser of the Jiaogulan tea, his pimples are back and he is gaining weight again around his tummy! His sleep is much better these days although he drank lesser tea. He wants to go back to drinking more of that tea and he wants to make the large pot of tea himself for the whole family to drink. 😆

      He said he used to drink about 4 to 5 cups of the tea when I was testing it on the family earlier.

      On my side, I have confirmed that the Jisogulan tea can indeed cut fat/oil very well ===>

      1) when I was doing my gallbladder flush 2 weeks earlier, whereby I had to drink 1 cup of lemon juice and olive oil mixture in one go, I took one sip of the Jiaogulan tea to wash away the olive oil in my mouth. I only did one swish of the tea in my mouth and I could immediately feel the olive oil taste and “oiliness” immediately countered. The oily effect was gone right away. Amazing!

      2) yesterday, I really pushed the limits of my stomach and digestive system all day by having curry noodles for lunch and curry chicken for dinner. I usually do not take curries upon advice by my Chinese physician. I immediately took a cup of hot Jiaogulan tea after those meals and I felt great – no stomach bloatedness at all, no indigestion and no “overdose” effect of coconut milk from the curries. Amazing!

      So, imagine how the Jiaogulan can help to cut the oil from our food and help us to lose weight if we have a cup after each meal. 💡

      Therefore, today I am back to making 2 large pot of Jiaogulan tea for my family of 6 to drink throughout the day. It’s that effective and good for health!

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Theresa said,

    I am curious to see how big is your “big pot” that you use to make your daily jiaogulan tea for your whole family’s daily supply. What kind of pot do you use? Glass? Stainless?…

    I have been using a small stainless steel pot to make tea for myself and my husband. I wonder if using a corning ware pot is better or not?

    Cheers to you and your family, Choesf.

    ~Theresa

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      Good afternoon, dear Theresa 😀

      Heheh, my large pot of Jiaogulan Tea can serve 6 to 7 cups and I have to make 2 pots of that if all my family members are home, e.g. on weekends, public holidays.

      After a break from the tea, my youngest son could feel the difference the tea made and now, he drinks about 4 cups a day…which means, I have to make more now so that there is sufficient for my family of 6 to drink. 😆

      My pot is a stainless steel one. I tried Corning ware at one time but went back to stainless steel.

      Going to cook dinner now…

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Ram said,

    I went to a chinese doctor one time due to my insomnia problem and she gave me this tea…I was wondering though that i was not doing anything but I was losing weight and my skin looks really nicer only after 2 weeks of drinking the tea. I also have no trouble with my sleep.
    I will continue drinking this tea and hope to lose more.

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      Hi there, dear Ram 😀

      Thank you for sharing your feedback on the Jiaogulan tea. I’m glad to hear that your Chinese doctor prescribed you this tea to treat your insomnia. Along the way while drinking this tea, it’s really amazing how this simple tea can also help you to lose weight and clear up your skin, yes? 😉

      There is one more feedback for me to add here on the Jiaogulan Tea benefits ===> before I started this tea, I will get mild cramps on my toes almost on a daily basis when I am in bed. I noticed that these days, I don’t get those cramps anymore. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    P.S. I am now testing out a natural herb that is good for diabetics (it blocks blood sugar from entering our body system) and for weight loss. Once I have more information and feedback, I will post about it.

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    Theresa said,

    Hi! My sister’s friend who was on medication for her diabetes reduced it to normal level after two months of a daily okra drink.

    Before you sleep at night. Sliced two okra ( three if it is small). Put the sliced okra in a cup and pour boiling water over it. Let it soak over night. Empty the okra slim back into the cup of water and drink it first thing in the morning. Slim and all! The okra can be eaten also for extra fiber.

    My Qigong master also taught me this. But he uses cold water instead.

    Hope this can help with your husband’s diabetes.

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      Hi there, dear Theresa 😀

      Thank you so much for your tip on using okra for treating diabetes. I have heard of people following this method but you are the first that told me that it is successful in bringing down the sugar level to normal. I must try this out on my husband, too! He will probably roll his eyes at all the stuff I am giving him for his health…but what to do, he loves food too much! 😆

      It’s amazing how there are so many natural remedies out there, which we have yet to know – today, I found out this wonderful site with so much natural health information ===>

      God’s Pharmacy

      I will try out the okra drink myself first, both the cold and hot version, just so I know what I am feeding my husband 😉 .

      Other than for treating diabetes, is this okra drink good for other health benefits also ❓

      I really hope my husband can eventually be weaned of his medication – yesterday, I replenished his monthly medication at our family doctors, and I thought to myself – the only one laughing is the doctor and the pharmacy for making a lot of money from my husband’s big pile of medication! 🙄

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Update :-

    I bought 100gm of loose Jiaogulan Tea for RM11 from Effective Herbs & Medicine Sdn Bhd, Lot 221B LG Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya,.

    They have 2 other outlets under the name of Taimal Herbs & Medicine Sdn Bhd at :-

    1) Lot.1.11.10 Level 1, Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur

    2) Lot G49, Jusco Metro Prima Shopping Centre, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

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      More updates :-

      1) My husband changed jobs 2 months ago and recently went back to his old department to see his former colleagues. Wow, his ex-colleagues commented that my husband has lost weight and that his face looks younger.

      2) My eldest daughter told me last night that her ex-colleague, whom she has not met for 4 months, commented that my daughter has lost some weight, too – her face and arms now look smaller.

      I would say that a combination of Jiaogulan Tea and Kuding Cha works the best in terms of overall health improvement and Kuding Cha for slimming! 😉

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    guzixmu said,

    Just bought Jiaogulan Tea for RM8/37.5gm.. Much more exp than yours. Am very eager to give it a try. Thanks a lot for sharing such a good tea.

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      Hi there, dear guzixmu 😀

      I’m glad you found loose Jiaogulan Tea to buy – hope you will also enjoy the health benefits of this tea. Try asking around the Chinese Medicine Shops for the box/tea bag type – although the teabag version is more bitter, when you mix in a little loose tea leaves, the bitter taste is almost gone. 😉

      I’m not sure if I had mentioned this before, but I noticed now that I have been drinking this tea for a few months already, my body recovers much faster from aches and pains from a busy, strenuous day before. For example, now I am busy decluttering and cleaning my house in preparation for Chinese New Year…usually at the end of such days, I would crawl into bed with aches and pains all over the body. Before I found Jiaogulan Tea, my body would be stiff and really achy the next morning. However, these days, my pains are usually almost gone after a good night’s sleep and I can continue to clean right away. 😆

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Cyndi Tan said,

    Where can I buy this tea? Local chinese herbalist shops?

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      Hi there, dear Cyndi 😀

      Which country are you from? In Malaysia and Singapore, you can buy this tea either in leaf or teabag forms from the Chinese Medicine/Herbal Shops. Otherwise, you can try to buy them online or look for them in your local Chinatown. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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        guzixmu said,

        Btw, is it normal to see traces of shiny metallic when you’re making the tea? I wanted to ask this earlier….at first I thought it was from the thermos but when i put direct into mug, I saw it too…

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        Hi there, dear guzixmu 😀

        Thank you for sharing the information on the metallic stuff you saw in your tea. I didn’t notice any shiny metallic traces in mine – I have bought the 2 different types of loose leaf Jiaogulan tea from 2 separate suppliers – one is just dried leaves, and the other type is dried leaves and stems. Where did you get yours from?

        One thing is for sure, when we make the tea (either the loose leaf or teabag type), there will be a lot of foam at the top of the water – I can’t remember the information but it is like the foam is due to the saponins or ginsenoids or something like that? 😳

        Perhaps someone else here may have noticed the metallic stuff, too?

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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        guzixmu said,

        I got mine from regular chinese herb shop. It’s dried leaves attached to the stems. And yeap, there’s foam forming on the surface. The taste is just like what you’ve described early…with a sweet aroma. Let me try to make it after I’m back from work later. I’ll try and see if I manage to take photo out of it.
        Anyway, I do notice my energy level is good, doesn’t feel sleepy when I take care of my kids during weekends.

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        Hi there, dear guzixmu 😀

        I’m glad your energy level has improved with the drinking of Jiaogulan Tea. The longer you drink the tea, you will notice more health improvements to your body. Most of the forecasts for the Year of the Snake mentioned illnesses and flus, and so, it is best to drink regularly this tea and other health teas for better body immunity. 😉

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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        D said,

        Hi. I’m in the US and I plan to try jiaogulan based on my ND’s recommendation. Now I’m trying to decide what to start out with, whether the teabags (which is a bit less expensive) or tea pills. I think I want to try the tea first -seems more “natural” to me.
        But I’d like to know: is the tea still effective if I have it chilled or cooled? If I’m going to have several cups per day it would be more practical for me to have it cooled, as I won’t have access to hot tea all the time. So can I still likely get the same benefits if I drink cold tea (after normal boiling of course).

        Thanks. Great discussion!

        D

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        Hi there, dear D 😀

        Yes, you are right – the teabag form of Jiaogulan is the better option as it is natural. The tea can be drank cooled. I make a large jug of it and my family will drink that over the day. However, I have found that it works better if removing oil and fats if we drink the Jiaogulan Tea warm after a heavy meal. 😉

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    I had posted the initial positive feedback below from my nephew in Singapore at my Kuding Cha post – he started drinking Kuding Cha when I asked him to buy 2 kg of it before the Chinese New Year 😀 ===>

    1) both his wife and him are vegans and they are not overweight at all. However, after drinking just 1 stick of Kuding Cha after lunch and sometimes after dinner, they have lost some weight…looking even slimmer.

    2) my nephew has been suffering from indigestion and bloatedness for quite a long time and no remedy seemed to help that problem. He was so bloated until his pants were too tight and his face was all puffed up. After taking Kuding Cha, his indigestion and bloatedness have all gone away! How wonderful!

    3) my nephew’s colleague, who was quite overweight, lost 5kg in just one month of taking 1 stick of Kuding Cha on weekdays after lunch. 😯

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    […] 1 cup of Jiaogulan Tea (1 teaspoon of loose leaves, or 1 teabag) combined with Kuding Cha (2 sticks) right after his main […]

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    Ivanka said,

    We were able to buy the tea at china town in new York for $ 2.39 It is so cheap. But when we tried it,It has a very strong flavor like a medicine.Is how how it’s suppose to be?Pls let me know.I want to feel good too. Thank you!

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      Hi there, dear Ivanka 😀

      I’m so glad you found this tea in your New York Chinatown. Yes, you are right, this Jiaogulan Tea certainly does not taste like tea…it is more medicinal and a bit bitter in taste.

      Did you get the loose leaves or teabag type of Jiaogulan? The loose leaves actually taste way better than the teabag type. The teabag Jiagulan tastes really nasty.

      For best results, take the Jiaogulan Tea three times a day, and drink it warm right after your meals (dinner, lunch)…it helps to cut the fat and eliminate it from our system. You should feel the good effects after 2 weeks of drinking the tea daily like this. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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        P.S. I meant – drink the Jiaogulan Tea when it has cooled down enough and is warm to drink. For best results, pour boiling fresh water over the Jiaogulan Tea. 💡

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        D said,

        Hi again HappyHomemaker88. Thanks for addressing my question on drinking Jiaogulan tea hot or cold. I have ordered 3 boxes of the tea, and I’m looking forward to getting them. I”m really looking forward to beginning to address alot of issues that I’ve seen that have been attributed to jiaogulan helping with. For one thing, I think I really do have some sort of “digestive” issue, with a history of bloating and discomfort at times. I also tend to think that I don’t fully “process” my food, or the energy from it, so that I don’t produce energy from food the way I would like. I also tend to think I have some sort of “hormonal imbalance” or something going on (and yes, I’m a Male). And of course some healthy bodfat loss can’t hurt either 🙂

        It’s these reasons why I at first tended to think that taking it in the form of pills might give me a quicker or more potent effect in making a differene. But I’ll still go ahead and stick with the teabags. I have to watch myself though, and prevent myself from seeing this jiaogulan as the “be all and end all” that will “solve my problems”, which I have a tendency to do.

        I know you can’t give “prescribing” information, but what kind of “dosage” -I really prefer to say “SERVING” in this case, because it’s not a “drug”- would you suggest for addressing a number of potential “issues”?

        THanks again.

        D.

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        Hi there, dear D 😀

        I sincerely hope that this Jiaogulan tea will work to address your health issues. Since I last posted this topic, I have gone on to try new teas, e.g. Kuding Cha, Yerba Mate, Burdock Root, etc…because there are so many teas I tested, I can’t take them all in one day, but I noticed that I would have Jiaogulan Tea daily – that tea is that good in terms of feeling healthily good. 😉

        I have tried Jiaogulan Tea is various dosages – from 1 cup serving a day, to 7 cups a day, just to see how it felt. One thing is for sure, we can never overdose on Jiaogulan Tea, when I had 7 cups that one day when I had to do a massive spring cleaning of my house, I had a lot of energy to last me a good 16 to 18 hours (and I don’t take coffee or tea). Jiaogulan Tea has no caffeine, and it is a stable, quiet sort of energy. I didn’t have any adverse effects at all.

        So, for you, you may like to start off by drinking 3 cups of Jiaogulan Tea a day – preferably, to drink when the tea has cooled to a warm temperature and right after your main meals. That will take care of the digestion and bloatedness. You will burp numerous times then to clear the wind in your digestive system. Some of us noticed that our abdomen has gone flatter at the beginning of drinking the tea.

        One thing I have noticed from my experience of drinking Jiaogulan Tea – it enhances the effects of the goodness of whatever herbal teas we combine together with Jiaogulan Tea.

        For example, Kuding Cha is good for clarity of eyesight. George mentioned that he really felt that when he combined Kuding Cha and Jiaogulan Tea together to make a cup of tea. The effects weren’t felt to be that great when he was drinking Kuding Cha alone.

        My lady healer friend told me that Yerba Mate tea gave her a lot of energy and she never got tired from treating many patients a day with her healing massages (1 patient will take up 2 hours of massage)…so, I went to get some Yerba Mate tea for myself to try. I didn’t notice much energy levels improving, other than it woke me up a little like coffee….however, my friend told me that she actually used 1 satchet each of Yerba Mate and Jiaogulan to make a cup of tea. So, I did the same thing by having that combo together – wow, 😯 this time, I felt really energetic 😯 …as if I had drank 3 cups of coffee, but without the caffeine shakes nor coffee crash. I would seriously suggest marathon runners to drink this combination tea for stable, strong and healthy energy output. 💡

        I believe some websites mentioned that the Chinese athletes were given Jiaogulan Tea and they performed much better in their sports. 😉

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf 😀

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    I love your insight and helpful hints… here is one more…
    This tea: pronounced Juh-ow-go-lawn can be broken down so you never forget…
    Juh – rhymes with duh… should everyone drink it? Duh!
    Ow-like an owie… a pain, a boo boo, makes you better in mega ways!
    Go- good hot or cold – 3 x over!
    Lawn – describes the taste!

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  23. 58

    i live in barbados and i am now trying the tea. note barbados is a tropical island in the sun.

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    jenny said,

    if you are trying to conceive is it good to take jiaogulan tea?

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    Comments copied here from my “About” page ===>

    “Thank you Choesf for a wonderful and informative site, is truly enjoyable. I have purchased my first Jiaogulan Tea and have been drinking it for 2 days and have found an improvement.

    I would also like to let you know of a couple of sites that gave a lot of information on Jiaogulan Tea and its benefits. This is where I purchased my tea from and the service was very prompt and the tea is sweet and very fresh. http://www.immortalitea.com and http://www.asianhealthsupply.com

    Keep up the good work.

    Best Wishes
    Rita “

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    chinny chin said,

    Hi happyhomemaker, thanks for your sharing of jiao gu lan tea, have been drinking religiously for few months. Wonder where else can you buy kuding tea from Kuala Lumpur? The shop in mid valley always out of stocks…

    Thanks,
    Chinny chin

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      Hi there, dear Chinny 😀

      I’m glad you have also been drinking the Jiaogulan Tea for a while now. My husband’s colleague and his wife had lost some weight after drinking the tea. 😉

      Another blog visitor here mentioned that she bought some Kuding Cha at the Empire Shopping Mall in Subang Jaya. However, she didn’t mention the shop…I presume it could be at one of the tea shops there? Also, it is more expensive there – RM60 for 40 gms or something like that?

      I noticed that the Kuding Cha I bought from Midvalley taste better and more “refined” compared to the one I got from Singapore (150gms for RM13?)…so the price could be a reflection of the grade of Kuding leaves. 😉

      Hope you find some Kuding Cha soon! Be sure to mix a bit of Jiaogulan with Kuding so that you get amplified effects! 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    chinny chin said,

    Dear happyhomemaker,

    I chose to address you this way because i am one too. Thanks for your prompt reply. Appreciate very much.I did lost some weight but not sure if from the tea or others cause i did so many things at one go. Can you share how exactly you make your concoction? How much of water? How many tea bag? How long do you steep the tea bag and tea leaves?Do you leave the tea bag and leaves in the drink? Do you wash the tea leaves? They are really filthy, I soaked the tea leave in hot water for 1 minute to open them up and wash them thoroughly with running water, squeeze dry then put in the teapot with tea bag. I am doing it right?

    Thanks for your time.

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      Good evening, dear fellow happyhomemaker chinny 😆

      Heheh, I am always glad to talk to another homemaker here and I certainly never mind at all when anyone here addresses me as happyhomemaker. 😆

      I don’t wash the loose tea leaves .. I just pour boiling water over and steep them for a while before drinking. The sediments should sink to the bottom.

      If I make the drink for my family, I make a combination of loose Jiaogulan tea leaves and tea bags in a jug … usually 1 cup or 250ml of boiling water to 1 teaspoon of loose tea leaves or 1 teabag. Then I steep the tea for a while until warm or cool. If I add in Kuding Cha, then I use half that amount of Jiaogulan and put in 1 stick of Kuding per person.

      For my husband, who has more health problems to address, I would put in either 1 teaspoon of Jiaogulan loose leaves or 1 teabag plus 3 sticks of Kuding Cha into a coffee mug, and pour boiling water over. I just let it steep for at least 2 hours, and my husband drinks that before he sleeps at night.

      I have found a Chinese Medical Shop in Section 17 (same row as 7-11), Petaling Jaya, that sells the teabag version of sweet (like the loose leaf type) Jiaogulan – 100 teabags for RM16. Because I saw that there was a USA address on the box, I think this teabag sweet Jiaogulan is of higher quality than the bitter one that is more commonly found (40 teabags for RM7 to RM8). 💡

      Meanwhile, I still continue to ask around any Chinese medical shops or tea shops if they sell Kuding Cha – while they have all heard about Kuding Cha, unfortunately, I have not found any that sells it.

      While I often rotate the various types of health teas and soups in a month, my family still drinks Jiaogulan Tea every day – it is that good for health! 😉

      Do have a restful evening! This is my favourite part of the day as it means my chores for the day are over and I can rest. 😆

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    chinny chin said,

    Hi HHM,

    Just got the kuding cha from Mid Valley, finally stocks back. Will go to Sekyen 17 next week to check on the tea bag. Will keep consuming the tea religiously , hope for results in months to come.

    Cheers,
    Chinny

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    • 68

      Good afternoon, dear Chinny 😀

      I’m glad the Midvalley outlet has replenished their stocks of Kuding Leaves. Their quality and taste of Kuding Cha is much better, not really bitter at all. 😉

      I checked the price tag on my box of sweet Jiaogulan Teabags – the name of the Chinese Medical Shop in Section 17, PJ is “Kedai Ubat Arak Lian Fatt”. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    D said,

    Hey Choesf, I’m happy that I signed up to receive updates from questions from other people and your answers. I’ve been meaning to ask you something for a while: I had a good bag of jiaogulan leaves, the “sweet tasting” variety. (By the way, I tend to feel that the sweet and the bitter tasting types seem to have different effects on me, the sweet one being more noticeable (put it this way: I strongly recommend it for *married* men or those in intimate relationships 😉 ). The bitter one doesn’t have that effect, though I think perhaps it might have helped with my digestion? What are your thoughts on that?

    Anyway though, my real question is that my bag of the sweet tea and the contents got wet accidentally about a month ago or so. So I took out the remaining leaves and “attempted” to dry them by placing them in some paper towels. Then I placed them in a ziploc bag to keep them airtight. So I thought that should be ok. But some weeks later, I noticed what appeared to be *MOLD* growing on the leaves!! And it smelled moldy! Foolish me, I had kept the ziploc bag in a cupboard at room temp instead of refrigerating it! So mold grew.

    Anyway, I’m a bit embarassed to say, but I’ve continued to try to use the leaves! I figured that pouring boliling water on them to make the tea should kill the mold?? :O And the tea seemed to continue to work for me while doing that -albeit with a somewhat “moldy” flavor.. :$ (embarassed)……Lately though I’ve been rinsing the leaves more before boiling, which seems to decrease its potency or something…….?

    Anyway, my major question is -and common sense tells me I know what your answer will be- but is it a “fair” idea to try using the “moldy” jiaogulan leaves, esp if they still seem to work??? I just hate to waste so much of the bag -though I guess that’s me being “really” cheap!
    I figure you’ll likely answer “No” to be safe, but I figured I’d ask for your input based on your experience, and perhaps share my own experience with others.

    Thanks Choesf!! 😀

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      Hi there, dear D 😀

      I did not notice any difference between the sweet and bitter type of Jiaogulan teas as I have been combining both whenever I make the tea. 😳

      Someone commented before here in the Jiaogulan post (I forgot whether it was in this post or the other one) that his friend was trying out all sorts of natural substitutes for Viagra and he found that Jiaogulan Tea can indeed replace Viagra. But he didn’t mention if he took the bitter or sweet Jiaogulan. Yes, I would also recommend Jiaogulan for couples in intimacy – a combination of Jiaogulan/Dried Burdock Root/Dried Holy Basil (1 teaspoon each) steep in a mug of boiling water can be very potent indeed. 😉

      Yes, I understand the value of the Jiaogulan tea leaves and would hate to see them go to waste also – perhaps, as the effect of your mouldy Jiaogulan tea leaves is still good, you can try to mask the “mouldy flavour” by adding a little bit of strong Chinese tea leaves like “Pu-er Tea” ❓

      Alternatively, you can use more leaves to achieve the same “potency” if you have washed the tea leaves more. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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        P.S. I just thought of another way to extract the goodness of your sweet Jiaogulan tea leaves and kill the mould at the same time – pour some 100% proof Vodka over the Jiaogulan tea leaves to make a tincture out of them. I am not sure how is the effect of a Jiaogulan Tincture (as opposed to a tea), but I feel that the tincture would have the goodness of the Jiaogulan extracted and you just need to take a tablespoon full of Jiaogulan Tincture….2 tablespoons if necessary.

        To make Jiaogulan Tincture – put the tea leaves in a clean glass jar, pour double the amount of Vodka and cover with a lid. Keep in a cool, dark place for 1 month before consumption. The tincture can be kept indefinitely and therefore, maybe this method will help to make your mouldy Jiaogulan tea leaves last longer. 😉

        I use old clean jam or pickle jars to make my tinctures. If the lid is metal, cover the mouth of the jar with some greaseproof or parchment paper to prevent the lid from rusting. 💡

        Do let me know how it goes if you do try making some Jiaogulan Tincture … hahaha, you will probably be the first person in the world to make some! We are all learning here about the wonderful effects of Jiaogulan, aka the poor man’s ginseng! 😆

        By the way, where are you from? Somebody commented here earlier that she got some Jiaogulan tea online.

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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        D said,

        Thanks again Choesf! I honestly thought you’d tell me to STOP using the mouldy jiaogulan -I keep wondering if I’m putting my health at risk?? Those are some interesting suggestions. It never occurred to me to simply use more of the leaves if I rinse them-doing that now! And the tincture idea is an interesting one I may get around to trying too. I’ll be ordering another bag soon though; it’s that good.

        One thing I forgot to say about Jiaogulan is that I strongly believe it helped get me “back in the gym”, after a period of I guess “burn-out”, maybe from some other psychological factors. But I strongly believe it helped -I’d recommend it to any lifter, bodybuilder, athlete or gym enthusiast, especially those who might push themselves to a point of over-training. I think I’m still yet to really experience the sleep-enhancing benefits of it, but perhaps a somewhat higher serving (I hate to say “dose” for a natural, healthy, herb) might make a difference.

        I’m in the USA. And I think an earlier post had referenced http://www.immortalitea.com as a good source for it? I’d like to second that website, they sell a very good, potent product, the sweet-tasting variety. I recommend it to anyone.

        Can you tell me more about Holy Basil? I’ve heard somewhat that it’s also an adaptogen, though I don’t know much about it. Is it any good really? I have a bottle of capsules containing the powder (though I realized it might now be expired since the date on it was Feb this year!! Haha. What do you say?

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        Hi there, dear D 😀

        I’m glad you found a good source to buy the sweet Jiaogulan tea, making it easy to replenish your stock in the US. 💡

        Thank you for your information on how the Jiaogulan tea put you back in the gym. In my case, it helped got me out of the “Twilight Zone” of my perimenopausal suffering last year and that was when I wrote about this wonderful tea to share with everyone here. 😆

        In the past half year or so, I have stumbled onto some amazing herbal and natural remedies and one of them was the Holy Basil or Ocimum sanctum – I wrote about it HERE. On top of the health benefits of the Holy Basil that I had mentioned there, the holy basil can also increase testosterone and boost libido. I read at some bodybuilding forums that taking Holy Basil capsules can help hasten and improve the recovery time of sore muscles/joints after an intense workout. If you do a Google search on the Holy Basil – you will find more information. 💡

        If your Holy Basil capsules are made from the plant in powder form, I guess the expiration date does not really matter as the health supplement manufacturer was just conforming to laws on putting an expiring date. But I would assume that the expired Holy Basil’s efficacy will not be as potent and you probably will have to increase your dosage. 😉

        Do have a wonderful weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    Hi there, dear friends 😀

    I bought a box of 100 teabags of the sweet Jiaogulan Tea for RM16 (USD5-00) from a Chinese Medicine Shop in Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and I am posting here the information on the box for those of you staying in the US 💡 –

    Shigu Mountain Brand – Gynostemma Tea – 100 teabags of 2g each

    Distributed by :-

    Universal Trading Center (USA)
    912, 8th Street
    Oakland CA 94607
    USA

    Tel :- 510-444-0936

    Email :- UNITRADCTR@AOL.COM

    With best wishes,

    choesf 😀

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    Fantastic write up ! Very lucky to have stumbled on this blog in google while searching Jiaugulan after reading about it in this fascinating article :

    http://thepeopleschemist.com/ancient-tea-preserves-memory-wards-diabetes-fends-cancer/

    Malaysia really needs more writers like you who are de-mystifying herbs for newbies seeing as we have so many traditional medicine shops that are in danger of dying out if they can’t reach out to the youth market ( like me :). I’ve always been fascinated by the Chinese Medicine shop here in Bukit Mertajam with the 100s of mysterious little drawers but have been too intimidated by the ancient proprietor behind the counter. Can’t wait to finally act like a ‘old hand’ tea connoisseur and buy some tea! 🙂

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      Hi there, dear Xianwei 😀

      Thank you for your compliments 😳 … and for sharing more information on the wonderful Jiaogulan tea. Yes, the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine can be vast and mystifying. It is good to share what little knowledge about natural health remedies I have here. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    • 79

      Anyone else who is intimidated by Chinese Medicine Shops, I managed to find a Malaysian shopping site that will post theHai-O pack of 40 Teabags to you For RM5.90+ RM 6 for west coast, east coast residents need to fork out an absurd RM30 for postage. Here is the link :

      http://www.youbeli.com/hai-jiaogulan-tea-284027s-2g29-p-333638.html

      Since I have a blood pressure monitor here at home I plan to study the readings before and after I drink the tea to better understand how it works. Has anyone else here tried gathering before and after data like this?

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        Hi there, dear Xianwei 😀

        Thank you for your information on where to buy Jiaogulan Tea online. It will be helpful to those who can’t find Jiaogulan Tea and they can buy online then. 💡

        So far, I have not heard of any feedback on the effects of Jiaogulan Tea on the blood pressure. So, your observations on its impact on blood pressure will be interesting. 😉

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    mario said,

    I use to drink this tea every morning for a few months. It did make me feel better but at the same time my hart started feeling like it was skipping a beat after i stopped drinking the tea my hart stopped doing that. Did anyone experience this while drinking the tea.?

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      Hi there, dear Mario 😀

      Sorry for the late reply as I was away on a vacation 😳 – so far, I have not heard of this side effect of irregular heartbeats from drinking Jiaogulan Tea. When drinking any herbal health teas…it is good to take a break from drinking them now and then. For example, drink Jiaogulan Tea for 1 month, then stop for 1 week and then commence drinking it again.

      Or, drink the tea for 6 days, then stop for 1 day. 💡

      As most of the people in the parts of China where this tea originated drink the tea for longevity until old age, this tea should be pretty safe to drink without many negative side effects.

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    • 83

      lubica said,

      i am experienced same after 3-4 day use this tea and very small amount, but I am not surprise because this tea is adaptogen and i am surprise how people can drink a lot jiaogulan tea and other adaptogens

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        Hi there, dear lubica 😀

        Thank you for sharing your feedback here. I am glad that you are drinking this tea, too. Yes, this tea is an adaptogen and its health benefits can really be felt if we drink 2 – 3 cups of it daily.

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf 😀

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    I found this latest information on Jiaogulan Tea regarding reducing High Blood Pressure 💡 ===>

    Sterols relax blood vessels. Yucca root is the highest herbal sterol source. Jiaogulan is also sterol rich and also helps to act as a beta blocker.

    Source : http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1318751

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    • 86

      George said,

      Hi everyone,

      Yes, whenever I drink jiaogulan, my bp can go down to > 110/70. Hence nowadays, I drink jiaogulan 2 or 3 times a week for its relaxation (makes you sleep better) and tonic (has ginseng properties) effects.

      Regards,
      George

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      • 87

        George said,

        Sorry, bp should be <110/70.

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        Good morning, dear George 😀

        Thank you for your feedback of the effect of Jiaogulan on blood pressure. When I was drinking it regularly, I didn’t take my blood pressure readings and so, I didn’t have my readings. But, your BP is at really good levels!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    Roy Jalal said,

    Hi, I have tried this tea about 3 months ago and I found there have an good effect to my health.My cholesterol level also go down and I feel better. But recently I have done blood test and my liver function test not show in good condition since my GGT and ALT enzym go high from normal range. Based on my reading and ask doctor, it is caused by alcohol and chemistry element in the environment but Im not into it. Another factor maybe caused by medication or herbs I took. Then I thought this maybe caused by herbs( jiaogulan) that I took but it not was not confirmed yet. Just im wonder. So till then, I stop take jiaogulan tea to see the level read of my liver function test for next time.

    Have you done your liver function test to check your liver health?

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      Hi there, Roy 😀

      Thank you for sharing your feedback on taking this Jiaogulan Tea – I am glad that your cholesterol level went down, but I am sorry to hear that you have some liver issues (GGT and ALT). I am not sure if it could be due to the Jiaogulan Tea.

      My husband and I had our blood test results back last week – we didn’t have any liver enzyme problems…but my liver bilirubin level was above the normal range. I wrote about it here 💡 ===>

      Our Blood Test Results After Taking Diatomaceous Earth For 2 Months

      It is a good idea to stop Jiaogulan Tea just in case it affected your liver.

      I have ordered a bottle of Now Foods Liver Detoxifier and Renegerator 180 capsules from iherb (if you are a first time customer there, you can use my Gift Coupon Code MLL655 to get US$10 off purchases > US$40, or US$5 off purchases < US$40) … and I will take them for now and then go for a liver function test in 3 months' time. I read the customer reviews there that this supplement was very good for people who have high enzymes and for the liver.

      Now Foods Liver Detoxifier & Liver Regenerator

      Good Luck with your next liver function test!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Roy Jalal said,

    Thanks for your feedback. If like that I must continue on my jiaogulan tea but not for now. Just to confirm that is it caused by it or not. By the way, thru my searching on internet, GGT high also are because diet not balance since I often took nasi lemak and oily fries food.From now I must prevent to take those food in order to see the progress of my blood level. May I know what brand jiaogulan u take? Is it from Hai- O brand? I used this one .

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    • 93

      Good morning, Roy 😀

      Yes, my family is also taking that same brand of Jiaogulan teabags as yours. I prefer that brand’s taste and also that it is an American product with the tea exported from China, and so, there must be some quality control there. It is even better tasting than Hai-O or the loose leaf Jiaogulan.

      Hahaha…I am like you – I love Nasi Lemak and I often have that – my favourite is with Beef Rendang and Sotong… 🙄 … that’s why my cholesterol shot up to 7.3 recently.

      Where did you buy your Jiaogulan teabags?

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Roy Jalal said,

    I bought at Chinese herbal shop in my housing area . At first I was drinking tea as I show in the picture but I found that there is one more jiaogulan tea brand hai – o and I also bought to try the effect of either the same or not . Brand Hai – o there are only 40 sachet than the previous brand has 100 sachet in addition to Hai – O brand has a concentrated flavor of tea .

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    Mrs Swallow said,

    Hi. I just read an article about this jiaogulan tea. Ordered some online. Waiting for it to come in. Was wondering if it would help me. I am a female with an under active thyroid. Had cervical cancer in 1995. Now I have to take hormone replacement. My husband died a year ago. We have a motel business. I’m by myself. Extremely stressful. My mind stays foggy and I’m tired all the time. My body is storing fat. I drink green tea cause it keeps my good cholesterol high to counter the bad. Thanks.

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  38. 98

    zizi said,

    I have tried whole leaf Jiaogulan tea for 2 times now, and all I can say is “amazing”!!. It does help your stamina, and sort of make good blood circulation all over your organs, so it corrects whatever is poorly functioning : )) just my simple explanation as I am not a doctor : ) Good luck. Try it. You will not regret it. As to it’s price, I don’t agree it’s cheap, but it’s worth every penny!.

    Have a good healthy life

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    • 99

      Hi there, zizi 😀

      Thank you for sharing your positive feedback on drinking Jiaogulan Tea. I am very happy that you are also experiencing the wonderful health benefits of this simple tea. 😉

      Someone here mentioned earlier that she experienced a hastened heart rate after drinking Jiaogulan Tea and in retrospect, I think now that that was an effect of the Jiaogulan Tea improving the blood circulation in her body system.

      I now drink just one cup of it daily…but when I need the energy to clean my house, then I drink more – I find that 3 cups daily gives a lot of energy! Lol! 😀

      Take care and stay healthy!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. I put the remains of the Jiaogulan tea into my potted plants and now, they are super healthy as well. I don’t need to use any fertiliser 💡

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  39. 100

    Crystal Wong said,

    Been reading ur wonderful discoveries on herbal plants. Wonder do u have d real plant of this Jiao Gu Lan? I wish to have one in my garden for my consumption.
    Hope to hear frm u.

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  40. 101

    Crystal Wong said,

    I have been experiencing hand numbness during sleep last whole month. Thus, went for a doctor check up ended with a high cholesterol of 7.2. Doctor prescribe cholesterol medication of Rosucor, but reminded me must come back next 3 mths for another blood test. Beside checking on the cholesterol, the liver too. Coz Rosucor might affect the liver to some people. Besides taking this cholesterol medication, for my hand numbness i have no choice but to take Neurontin 300mg in order for me to rest at night. I am not keen to take these medications, as it have a lot of side effects too.

    Thus, your great information on the herbs are my only source to learn more. Now i am taking ‘Magic Plant’ drink daily. Now perhaps should take JiaoGulan as well.

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    • 102

      Hi there, Crystal 😀

      I am sorry to hear of your health situation. 😦

      So far, I have not seen the fresh Jiaogulan plant, and I have been taking the dried tea leaves version instead. Unfortunately, my cholesterol still continue to creep up to 7.3 at the end of last year, and then down to 7.0 2 months ago. My clinic’s family doctor and specialist doctor at the hospital both want to prescribe me statins for my cholesterol, to which I am postponing for now due to the scary side effects that I read about. I have been taking Chinese herbal medicine for the past 2 months for my thyroid cyst and he told me that my high cholesterol is due to some “blockage” in my liver. 😦

      Anyway, I went for a follow-up blood test at the hospital today for my thyroid and cholesterol and I will be seeing the specialist doctor next week for the results. Hopefully my cholesterol would be better – I have been on a mainly fish, sugar-less, and as low salt and low oil diet for the past two months.

      For your hand numbness, maybe you can see a reliable Chinese Physician to heal that instead. It could be due to a number of problems internally. Chinese medicine treats health problems at root cause level, while Western medicine tends to heal mainly the symptoms.

      Take care and I hope your health will improve greatly asap!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    dejocu said,

    Hello! I was drinking Jiaogulan tea from last February until the middle of May – about three months. I really enjoyed it and only stopped because there was a chance I needed surgery and I had read that Jiaogulan acts as a blood thinner. Turns out I didn’t have the surgery, but I had gotten out of the habit of drinking the tea. Now I am starting back up again, because I did miss it. I had become very attached and would crave it at the end of the day, especially when the weather was cold. I buy Royal King brand (blue and white box) at my local Chinatown apothecary. It is very affordable and I love the taste. I brew 2 bags at a time and will work up to 3-4 cups a day. It has a very soothing yet energizing effect. Before I found this brand, I had ordered some in a green box online at about 4 times the price. It was very bitter and I wound up throwing the whole box out because I couldn’t finish even one cup. Amazing how the taste varies from brand to brand. I enjoy your posts and will check in to update you from time to time. I am hoping to lose some weight and lower my cholesterol. On the box of this brand of tea, it is call “Kolestro Buster Tea” – that’s for me!

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    • 104

      Hi there, dejocu 😀

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on drinking the sweet Jiaogulan Tea. Yes, I also read that it was a blood thinner and I had stopped taking it a few months ago when I have a thyroid growth, and in the end I didn’t need the surgery. I also miss this tea so much but as I am now on a Traditional Chinese Programme (with herbal tonics prescribed), I have stopped drinking this tea for now. But I still make it daily for my husband.

      Hope your cholesterol gets reduced as this tea is known as Kolestro Buster Tea! Lol! I am looking forward to your future updates on this tea!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀

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  42. 105

    Mei-en said,

    Thanks for the review. May I know where do you buy this tea in KL, Malaysia? I’ve only found this tea once in Penang.. Any recommendations would be really appreciated :j

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    • 106

      Hi there, Mei-en 😀

      Nowadays, this dried Jiaogulan tea (even the sweet type) is available at many Chinese medical stores …you can ask them if they stock them up. I have seen the tea sold in loose form or in tea bag form. For the teabag type, buy the Shigu Mountain brand from the US (about RM19 per box now?) as it is the sweet type. The darker green and blue box type is really bitter and nasty drinking. I stopped buying that many years ago. Lol!

      I buy mine from the Chinese Medical Shop in the same row as the 7-11 at Section 17, Petaling Jaya.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  43. 107

    Padoreva said,

    I put my older horse on jiaogulan, vitamin E, and arginine, an amino acid about five weeks ago due to a degenerative suspensory ligament problem and he has made miraculous progress in a very short time period, as confirmed by my farrier.

    I’ve been so impressed by his progress that I ordered jiaogulan for me and I’ve noticed that I’m slimmer around my waist after only a week of using it. Since it has anti inflammatory properties, I think I’m noticing a loss of inflammation, since I tend to be thin anyway. I’ve also noticed that I have more energy.

    In the States, Springwind Herbs (Google it) in Berkeley, California sells jiaogulan by the pound for horses that has been tested for pesticides and other toxins. It’s very inexpensive and that’s what I’ve been drinking.

    Today I ordered a jiaogulan plant and I’ll grow it on a trellis on the back of my garage. It’s supposed to be easy to grow, but it can be invasive, so I will keep it far away from my garden.

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    • 108

      Hi there, dear Padoreva 😀

      Thank you for sharing your experience with taking Jiaogulan for health for your horse and yourself. I am so glad to hear of the benefits this herb have brought you and your horse.

      Yes, I, too, found my tummy flatter after drinking the tea for a week. I was watching a Chinese documentary on Jiaogulan and I found out that Jiaogulan can reduce the size of a fat cell, so, perhaps that was what caused us to become slimmer naturally and with the healthier method.

      I have been looking for a Jiaogulan plant to grow in my garden but I haven’t found any yet. You are lucky to be able to find some to plant, and also buy organic dried Jiaogulan there in the US. This herb is really good for a number of health issues – it is known as “The Poor Man’s Ginseng.”

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  44. 109

    Hello Maam, i am a user of this tea for 4 months and i’ve been sharing it to the other because i attest its true claims of its wonders. I suffered from hypertension with increased LDL. But now, i took no medication for 6 months now and just relying on this tea. It is really true. I found out from your previous comments that someone from the philippines ask about the source to buy. I can help her if she will contact again.

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    • 110

      Hello there, Philip 😀

      Thank you for sharing your feedback on drinking Jiaogulan Tea. I am glad that your BP and LDL levels have gone down and you don’t require medication anymore. That is very good news!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  45. 111

    wesley said,

    i am impress with the benefits of jiaogulan tea, i recently purchases 30 tea bags online from Thailand

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  46. 113

    Yoyoto said,

    Can I know how young are your children consuming the tea?
    My children is 9 and 10 only.

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    • 114

      Hi there, Yoyoto 😀

      Apologies for the late reply – I was away on vacation.

      My children were teenagers when we started drinking the Jiaogulan tea. I am not sure if your children are too young to drink this herbal tea, but I suppose having a cup of it once a month should be alright?

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  47. 115

    zaini said,

    hi mrs happyhomemaker…
    i think i’ve fallen in love with this jiaogulan tea…i really would love to try it…and i would like to ask you a favour – if you happen to restock this tea ( teabag type, buy the Shigu Mountain brand from the US (about RM19 per box now?) as it is the sweet type )…please buy extra, i want to buy from you as i dont where to find it in my hometown. I’ve tried to find it online but cant find this brand…
    thank you so much

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    • 116

      Hi there, Zaini 😀

      Where is your location? The last time I bought the Shigu brand of Jiaogulan Tea (it is actually known as Gynostemma Tea for this brand), the price has gone up to RM23 two months ago. 😦

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  48. 117

    Zaini said,

    i’m in ipoh…

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  49. 118

    zainie06 said,

    i’m in ipoh…

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    • 119

      Hi there, Zaini 😀

      Maybe you can ask at your local Chinese Medicine Shop if they sell this tea. It has become quite common. Try checking out where they sell loose flower teas, e.g. rose buds, chrysanthemums, lavendar…the Jiaogulan or 5-Leaf Gynostemma Tea sold in loose form can be located among them.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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