Chemistry and pharmacology of Gynostemma pentaphyllum

Authors: Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski , Tom Hsun-Wei Huang , Van Hoan Tran, George Qian Li, Colin C. Duke & Basil D. Roufogalis* Source:  Phytochemistry Reviews (2005) 4: 197–219 Abstract: In traditional Chinese medicine, Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino is a herbal drug of extreme versatility and has been extensively researched in China. The dammarane saponins isolated from Gynostemma pentaphyllum, namely gypenosides or gynosaponins, are believed to be the active components responsible for its various biological activities and reported clinical effects. This review attempts to encompass the available literature on Gynostemma pentaphyllum, from…

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