Jiaogulan

Jiaogulan; Unsterblichkeitskraut; Gynostemma, Pentaphyllum

Gynostemma pentaphyllum

Das Kraut der Unsterblichkeit

Synonyme:
Gynostemma, Südlicher Ginseng

Gynostemma pentaphyllum
Kluse - Gynostemma pentaphyllum - Jiaogulan 01 ies.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Cucurbitales
Family:Cucurbitaceae
Genus:Gynostemma
Species:
G. pentaphyllum
Binomial name
Gynostemma pentaphyllum
(Thunb.) Makino 1902
Young jiaogulan plant
Jiaogulan vines with seeds

Gynostemma pentaphyllum, also called jiaogulan (Chinese: 绞股蓝, Pinyin: jiǎogǔlán, literally "twisting blue plant"), is a dioecious, herbaceous climbing vine of the family Cucurbitaceae (cucumber or gourd family) widely distributed in South and East Asia as well as New Guinea. Jiaogulan has recently been incorporated into traditional medicine.

Jiaogulan (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Mandarin 絞股藍绞股蓝 (jiǎogǔlán).

Noun

jiaogulan (uncountable)

  1. The dioecious, herbaceous climbing vine Gynostemma pentaphyllum
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