Autumn Immunity Elixir

Brandon Gilbert | | Cordyceps Mushroom, Gynostemma, Recipes, Reishi Mushroom

Herbs for Autumn Immunity and Health When Autumn temperatures begin to drop and we spend more time indoors, many people experience colds and respiratory illnesses. While this is generally the result of changing weather, drier indoor air due to artificial heating, and being in close quarters with more people indoors...

What’s The Most Powerful Adaptogen On The Planet?

Brandon Gilbert | | Gynostemma

In this video I share with you the most powerful adaptogen on the planet and why its one of my favorite herbs of all time.     In this video we cover: What makes gynostemma so exciting to me? 1. It tastes great. 2. It has the highest concentration of...

Antioxidant properties of Gynostemma

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Gynostemma

Antioxidant properties of Gynostemma Gynostemma (Gynostemma pentaphyllum, also known as Jiaogulan) is well known for its adaptogenic effects, for increasing longevity and for its potent antioxidant effects. Gynostemma contains saponins (more specifically gynosaponins), which are believed to be the active compounds that give this plant its healing potential. Research shows...

Gynostemma Spotlight

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Gynostemma

Gynostemma Spotlight  In Chinese medicine the autumn season is associated with the metal element.  It is a time of alchemy and transformation as we identify and let go of that which no longer serves us. During this season, it is easy to become prone to the emotion of grief, worry,...

How Gynostemma Can Upgrade Your Yoga & Meditation Practice

Brandon Gilbert | | Gynostemma

While  practices such as meditation and yoga are widely known to increase personal awareness, emotional freedom, and a calmer, less reactive mind, there seems to be a divide between the true yogi’s and monks and the lay practitioner. The lay practitioner often struggles with the challenge of incorporating these ancient...

How to Healthfully Support Coffee Addiction

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Gynostemma, Tonic Herbs

Coffee has a warming effect on the body. In Chinese medicine it is praised for draining dampness within the body yet, like all substances can also have negative side effects if not respected as a medicine. Poor sleep, anxiety, and worsened menstrual cramps are common symptoms of an excess consumption...

Your Heart and Gynostemma in the Summertime

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Gynostemma

Summer is just around the corner, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this is the season of your heart.  This season is chock full of energy, long days and sunshine, creating a perfect environment for growth, expansion, and tapping into that wealth of inspiration and creativity that’s been building up the...

Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Benefits

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Gynostemma

Gynostemma Mushrooms and its Benefits Also called jiaogulanormiracle/magic grass, Gynostemma is a plant leaf and an amazing tonic and adaptogen. Adaptogena are substances that assist in bringing back body balance. Discovered only in the last thirty years, this herb is slowly making its name in the western world. It was...

Gynostemma Revealed

Brandon Gilbert | | Audio Podcast, Gynostemma, Tonic Herbs

  Gynostemma Revealed [powerpress] In this podcast you will learn: Does Gynostemma Have Caffeine? What Makes Gynostemma Such A Powerful Adaptogen How Gynostemma Is Never Stimulating, Only Balancing The Best Way To Use It Can You Steep It Overnight? Can Gynostemma Be Eaten or Added To Smoothies? What Happens If...

The Benefits of Gynostemma Tea

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Gynostemma, Tonic Herbs

Jiaogulan in Chinese, Gynostemma, is a diverse plant that is native from China. According to celebrity makeup artist in New York, Nathan Johnson claims that it is the most reliable alternative to Botox which is highly expensive. The main function of this herb that many people love is reducing the...