jiaogulan

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Mandarin 絞股藍绞股蓝 (jiǎogǔlán).

Noun[edit]

jiaogulan (uncountable)

  1. The dioecious, herbaceous climbing vine Gynostemma pentaphyllum
    • 2016 January 29, “Biomolecular Characterization of Putative Antidiabetic Herbal Extracts”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0148109:
      Finally, there is an evidence that natural products of the putative anti-diabetic plants milk-thistle (Silybum marianum), and jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) stimulate insulin secretion, inhibit gluconeogenesis, or reduce triglycerides and insulin resistance [25 –27 ].