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potWhat is the botanical (scientific, latin) name for Jiaogulan (Immortalitea™ ™)?


Gynostemma Pentaphyllum, CUCURBITACEAE (cucumber or gourd family).

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potGynostemma Species

A partial list of Latin Botanical names for species classified in the Gynostemma genus.

  1. Gynostemma aggregatum 1983
  2. Gynostemma burmanicum 1946
  3. Gynostemma burmanicum var. molle 1983
  4. Gynostemma cardiospermum 1894
  5. Gynostemma compressum 1991
  6. Gynostemma guangxiense 1988
  7. Gynostemma laxiflorum 1983
  8. Gynostemma laxum 1881
  9. Gynostemma longipes 1983
  10. Gynostemma microspermum 1983
  11. Gynostemma pallidinerve 1991
  12. Gynostemma pentagynum 1989
  13. Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino 1902
  14. Gynostemma pentaphyllum var. dasycarpum 1983
  15. Gynostemma pubescens 1983
  16. Gynostemma simplicifolium 1825
  17. Gynostemma yixingense 1983
  18. Gynostemma yixingense var. trichocarpum 1990


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Amachazuru (Japan) ~ written in Hiragana styple JapaneseGynostemma Common Names

Chinese Xiancao

Jiaogulan is called 'Xiancao' in China and the closest translation is 'the immortality herb.' Some other names used in China:

  • Jiaogulan
    Jiao Gu Lan
  • Some people call Jiaogulan 5-leaf Ginseng or Poor man's Ginseng.

Japanese Amachazuru

In Japan gynostemma pentaphyllum is called 'Amachazuru' which means 'sweet tea from the vine.'

Amachazuru / sweet-tea of the vine
Graphic at left written
in Hiragana Japanese


Baan Ja Kahn

Gynostemma Pentaphyllum, Gynostemma Pedatum... see gynostemma species name list above.

Other Common Names

  • 5-leaf ginseng
  • poor-man's ginseng
  • southern ginseng
  • miracle grass
  • fairy herb
  • gospel herb

Gynostemma Brand Names

Immortalitea™ ™, Jiaogulan Tea Company, Penta Tea, Gin-Pent, Jagulana, Jaogulan, JGL, Let Tea, Immortality Herb, Immortality Tea, and more...

Where does Jiaogulan grow?

1,000 to 10,000ft (300 to 3,000m) elevation in shady mountain and/or plain regions of China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.


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