Herba Gynostemmatis – Jiaogulan

  • Hildebert Wagner
  • Rudolf Bauer
  • Dieter Melchart
  • Pei-Gen Xiao
  • Anton Staudinger


Description of the fresh drug: The plant G. pentaphyllum consists of slender stems of thin, soft leaves arranged like fingers on a hand, bearing 3–9 (mainly 5–7) leaves. The leaflets are long and pliable, broadest below the middle and tapering to a point like a lance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hildebert Wagner
    • 1
  • Rudolf Bauer
    • 2
  • Dieter Melchart
    • 3
  • Pei-Gen Xiao
    • 4
  • Anton Staudinger
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PharmacyLudwig-Maximillians-University Center of Pharma ResearchMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of PharmacognosyUniversity of GrazGrazAustria
  3. 3.Technische Universität München Kompetenzzentrum f. Komplementärmedizin Klinikum rechts der IsarMunichGermany
  4. 4.Beijing Institute of Medicinal Plant DevelopmentBeijingChina
  5. 5.TCM-Klinik Bad KötztingBad KötztingGermany

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