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Alternative Names

Adaptogène, Adaptogen, Amachazuru, Dungkulcha, Fairy Herb, Gynostemma, Ginseng du Sud, Herbe de l'Immortalité, Immortality Herb, Jiao Gu Lan, Jiao Chu Lan, Jiaogulan Gynostemma, Miracle Grass, Plante de l'Immortalité, Penta Tea, Southern Ginseng, Thé de l'Immortalité, Xianxao, Xian Cao CAUTION Please refer to separate listing for Ashwaganda, Aloe (Miracle Grass), Canaigre, Blue Cohosh, Ginseng American, Panax Pseudoginseng, Gymnema (Miracle Plant), Codonopsis, Ginseng Siberian and Ginseng Red.

Scientific Name

Gynostemma Pentaphyllum

Why Do People Use Jiaogulan?

Jiaogulan is also known as Jiaogulan Gynostemma or Immortality Herb. The oral preparations of jiaogulan, like jiaogulan powder, are utilized for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic bronchitis, strengthening immune function stimulation, ulcers, chronic gastritis, gallstones, constipation, cancer, obesity, as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory agent, decongestant, insomnia, for improving memory cardiovascular functions, preventing hair loss and for stress. It is also used as a detoxifying agent, as an adaptogen for increasing resistance against environmental stress, as an anti-aging agent, diabetes, improving coronary heart disease, backache and as cough suppressant.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Generally oral, short-term and appropriate consumption of jiaogulan powder is considered safe. According to initial studies, jiaogulan usage is thought to be safe if orally taken for up to 30 days. Likely Unsafe in Pregnancy - Oral usage of jiaogulan is considered unsafe for pregnant women. Ginsenoside Rb1, an active constituent which is same to the jiaogulan constituent gypenoside 3, has teratogenic impacts in animal models. Therefore, pregnant females should avoid using it. For Lactation - Breastfeeding females should avoid using immortality herb because there is unauthentic information in this regard.

How Effective Is Jiaogulan?

Hypercholesterolemia - According to some clinical studies, oral intake of jiaogulan can cause a decrease in total cholesterol and enhance the total cholesterol/high-density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio in patients with high cholesterol levels.

How Jiaogulan Works?

The most effective part of Jiaogulan Gynostemma is its leaves. Jiaogulan leaves consists of a huge number of triterpene saponins alluded to as gypenosides. Large portions of gypenosides are alike to the ginsenosides found in Panax ginseng. For instance, gypenoside 3 is same to gypenoside 4, ginsenoside Rb1 is the same as gypenoside 8 and ginsenoside Rb3 is the same as ginsenoside Rd. The saponins dosage in the leaves of jiaogulan is same as in ginseng roots. Therefore, jiaogulan is believed to have similar impacts as ginseng. Most jiaogulan items are standardized for the dosage of saponins they contain. But jiaogulan contains a wide variety of gypenosides, which makes standardizing as per particular gypenosides difficult. There is some proof that jiaogulan powder has antioxidant properties. There as some confirmations that the constituents of gypenoside have some cardiovascular impacts i.e. it may prevent the development of atherosclerosis. Clinical experiments also recommend that gypenosides in jiaogulan have anti-lipid peroxidation effects and save the vascular endothelial cells and their membranes from oxidative stress. In animal research jiaogulan appears to heart rate, increase coronary blood flow, blood vessel resistance, protect against cerebral ischemic harm and inhibit platelet aggregation. There are some studies which recommends that a mixture of jiaogulan with Crataegus cuneata (Hawthorn) and Nelumbo nucifera (Lotus seed or flower) may have a triglyceride- cholesterol lowering impact. Clinical experiments also suggest that jiaogulan may have immunostimulatory and possible anti-cancer effects. Some clinical experiments also suggest that hot water extract of Jiaogulan Gynostemma consists of components that incite platelet aggregation. It is not known if this element may influence different tissues or cells.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Jiaogulan?

Immortality herb utilization may lead to increase in bowel movements and also severe nausea.

How Jiaogulan Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Antiplatelet/Anticoagulant Herbs and Supplements - Utilization of jiaogulan powder with combination of herbs that inhibit platelet aggregation may lead to increase in potential bleeding risk in some individual. Herbs in this category include ginkgo, Panax ginseng, danshen, garlic, turmeric, horse chestnut, ginger, angelica, clove, red clover and other herbs as well.

How Jiaogulan Interacts With Drugs?

Drugs with Anticoagulant or Antiplatelet Properties - Interaction rating between Jiaogulan Gynostemma and drugs with anticoagulant or antiplatelet properties is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Use of jiaogulan with drugs that have antiplatelet or anticoagulant activity may enhance the risks of bruising and bleeding. Jiaogulan also seems to have antiplatelet effects. Herbs with antiplatelet or anticoagulant effects include enoxaparin (Lovenox), aspirin, dalteparin (Fragmin), warfarin (Coumadin), ticlopidine (Ticlid), heparin, indomethacin (Indocin) and other as well. Immunosuppressants - Interaction rating is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Concurrent utilization may interfere with immunosuppressive therapy so avoid concurrent use. Drugs having immunosuppressant properties include basiliximab (Simulect), azathioprine (Imuran), daclizumab (Zenapax), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral), sirolimus (Rapamune), mycophenolate (CellCept), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone OKT3, OKT3), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf) and other corticosteroids (glucocorticoids).

How Jiaogulan Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction between immortality herb and different food items.

How Jiaogulan Interacts With Lab Tests?

Bleeding Time - Jiaogulan Gynostemma may lead to increase in bleeding time indices like international normalize ratio (INR) or prothrombin time (PT). Blood Pressure - Jiaogulan may lessen blood pressure level. Cholesterol - Jiaogulan powder may cause a decrease in serum total cholesterol levels.

How Jiaogulan Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Bleeding Disorders - Immortality herb may enhance the potential bleeding risk because of its antiplatelet effects. Surgery - Jiaogulan may have antiplatelet effects. It may lead to over bleeding if utilized perioperatively. So patients should stop using jiaogulan at least two weeks before their suggested surgical activities.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Jiaogulan?

ORAL For hypercholesterolemia, extract of jiaogulan has been used in a dosage of 10 mg three time every day.


Jiaogulan is considered a wild plant found in China. It is often referred to as Southern Ginseng due to it grows in south central China and is utilized as an alternative of ginseng. Jiaogulan is a newcomer to traditional Chinese drug. Jiaogulan has reportedly been adulterated with Cayratia japonica

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Jiaogulan Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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