Jiaogulan (Gynostemma) Capsules


Jiaogulan (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum) is an herb belonging to the gourd, melon, and cucumber family (1).  It is sometimes called “Southern Ginseng,” and although it is not a true ginseng, Jiaogulan does contain some of the compounds and benefits found in true ginseng (2).

  • May promote weight loss (ref)*

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma) is emerging as a subject of interest in the medical community, but thus far, there has not been a large amount of research or trials conducted with humans, except for those studies referenced above.*

The following are examples of dynamics associated with Jiaogulan (Gynostemma) through the animal model and may not be representative of the effects in the human body:

  • May lower blood glucose (in rats) (ref)*
  • May reduce oxidative stress (in rats)(ref)*
  • May support cardiovascular health (in rabbitsref)(in dogs ref)(in rats ref)*
  • May support healthy levels of cholesterol (in animals)(ref)*
  • Anti-inflammatory properties (in rat cells in vitro)(ref)*


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