Gynostemma pentaphyllum P. E.
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Product name: Gynostemma pentaphyllum P. E.
Latin name: Gynostemma pentaphyllum
Product Origin: Dried stems and leafs from Herbal Gynostemmatis Pentaphylli
[Plant Ingredient] It contains saponins, flavones, polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals,
including many essential trace elements. Among these, the saponins are the most important
of the effective components which is very similar in quality to ginseng.
[Action and Uses] There it is indicated for anti-inflammation, detoxification, cough remedy, as an
expectorant and as a chronic bronchitis remedy. Other traditional uses as a medicine have
been anecdotally said to be for heart palpitation and for fatigue syndromes. It sometimes
called Southern Ginseng, since it grows in south central China and because of its
similarity to ginseng in chemical composition and function. It is also praised as xiancao,
herb of immortality, due to its many health-giving qualities and anti-aging effects.