The Herb of Immortality
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.
Borrowed from Mandarin 絞股藍／绞股蓝 (jiǎogǔlán).
- The dioecious, herbaceous climbing vine Gynostemma pentaphyllum