Gardenia is one of the world’s most beautiful blossoms, famous for its scent and associated with purity. Did you know it is also an important medicinal herb?

Here are 5 Facts About Gardenia You May Not Be Aware Of:

  1. 200 different species, mostly hybrids. Gardenia jasminoides is the variety that is used medicinally in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).
  2. Mixed with egg whites and vinegar, gardenia blossoms or dried fruit can be applied topically to treat injuries and traumas.
  3. The compound geniposide, an active ingredient in gardenia, is known for being effective in inhibiting body weight gain, improving lipid levels and glucose intolerance, and rebalancing insulin levels, suggesting that gardenia may help treat obesity.
  4. Gardenia has been shown to support cognitive function, including improving memory.
  5. In TCM and the West, gardenia is recognized for helping prevent and treat infectious lung conditions, especially when associated with Damp or Damp Heat.

Find out more about this important healing herb.

 

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