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Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum): Ginseng Alternative

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) is a member of the gourd or Cucurbitaceae family of plants that also contains squash, cucumbers, melons, pumpkin and zucchini. Jiaogulan is native to parts of East Asia including Vietnam, Korea, China and Japan. The plant is … Continue reading

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Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

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Jiaogulan: Panax ginseng Alternative?

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Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

Phytochemistry: The phytochemicals in jiaogulan responsible for it adaptogenic properties are  thought to be a group of triterpene saponins called gypenosides. These include a large number of structurally similar terpene derivatives including gynosaponin TN-1, gynosaponin TN-2, gypenoside XLV, and gypenoside … Continue reading

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