Botanical Name: Gynostemma pentaphyllum
Forms Available: Powder
Also known as Jiaogulan, Gynostemma pentaphyllum belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae. Found in parts of New Guinea and East and South Asia, it has been in use in the preparation of traditional medicine. It is known to aid a number of health conditions, such as high cholesterol, insomnia, pain, constipation, ulcers, stress, obesity, gallstones, and diabetes. It is also used to promote heart health, boost the immune system, increase stamina, prevent hair loss, and improve memory. Jiaogulan is even known to have excellent detoxifying, antioxidative, and anti-aging properties.