What Are the Advantages of Gynostemma Compared to Ginseng?
Gynostemma is also known as the southern ginseng, why it has this title, what are their similarities?
Gynostemma is often found in warm climates such as China, Vietnam, and Burma. In China, it is mainly distributed in Fujian, Yunnan, Shaanxi, and other provinces, especially in the Qinba mountain area.
Some studies have analyzed that the four saponins isolated from gynostemma pentaphyllum are exactly the same as the single components of ginsenosides in ginseng. They are Rb1, Rb3, Rd, F2. They have many things in common, so many people call it southern ginseng as ginseng grew in Noth China.
Gynostemma is a bargain compared to ginseng, so it is more acceptable for most of us. Besides, because it can be cultivated in large quantities and has a short growth cycle, it is easier for us to adjust its product form according to the market demand, whatever it's tea or extract.