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Sweet Tea Vine, Jiaogulan

Its a hardy perennial vine that can get up to 8m tall if you let it but also works as a rather vigorous ground cover. It  has a sweet cucumber flavour and is used in chinese medicine in a  similar ways as ginseng. 

 

Possibly Effective for:
Diabetes. Drinking jiaogulan tea seems to reduce fasting blood sugar levels and improve how sensitive the body is to the effects of insulin in people with diabetes.


High cholesterol. Taking jiaogulan can decrease total cholesterol and increase the "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL)/total cholesterol ratio in people with high cholesterol levels.

Like everything check the side effects