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Jiaogualan seeds

Jiaogualan seeds

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JIAOGULAN: Main features:

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) is a plant native to China known for its medicinal properties and health benefits. Its main features include:

  • Leaves: They are palmate, with five lobes, similar to those of a pumpkin, dark green in color and rough in texture.

  • Common name: It is also known as "the herb of immortality" due to its reputation in traditional Chinese medicine.

  • Flavor: The leaves have a slightly sweet and herbaceous flavor.

Historical background:

Jiaogulan has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, where it is attributed properties to improve health and longevity. It has also been used in other Asian cultures.


  • Medicinal: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic properties are attributed to it. It is used to relieve stress, improve the immune system and to support various health conditions.

  • Culinary: In some regions, it is prepared in infusions and consumed as a refreshing drink.

Planting time to harvest:

  • Sowing: Sowing is done in spring or autumn, depending on the climate.

  • Harvesting: The leaves can be harvested as the plant grows, usually after about 90-120 days from planting.

Soil, climate and temperature:

  • Soil: Prefers well-drained soils rich in organic matter.

  • Climate: It grows in warm and subtropical climates. It is sensitive to frost and prefers warmer temperatures.

  • Temperature: Jiaogulan develops best in temperatures ranging between 20°C and 30°C.

Most recommended planting method, planting depth and germination:

  • Sowing method: It can be planted in pots or directly in the ground. Seedlings can be transplanted or seeds sown.

  • Sowing depth: Bury the seeds to a depth of approximately 1 cm.

  • Germination: Germination can take between 7 and 21 days, depending on growing conditions.

Cultivation, irrigation and harvest:

  • Cultivation: Jiaogulan is a resistant and fast-growing plant. Prefers partial sunlight and can tolerate partial shade.

  • Irrigation: Keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. It benefits from regular watering.

  • Harvesting: Fresh leaves can be harvested as they grow, usually before flowering. They can be used fresh or dried for infusions or medicinal uses.

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