Jiaogulan Supplement

Updated | 2021-01-26

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Overview of Jiaogulan

Scientific Name: Gynostemma pentaphyllum

Order: Cucurbitales

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Jiaogulan or gynostemma is a Traditional Chinese Medicine used to treat diabetes. The leaves can be used to make a relative sweet tasting tea.



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  • Type 2 Diabetes, including jiaogulan with the drug, sulfonylureas [1-3]

Conflicting (Unclear):

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Limited Evidence:

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease [4]

No Evidence:

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No Clinical Research:

All other conditions.

Side Effects
Side effects may include:
  • Side effects have not been studied.
Precautions and Adverse Events:
  • Use caution or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing jiaogulan.

Pregnant or Nursing

There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing jiaogulan during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.



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Jiaogulan is not a "drug", the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.

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