Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) 絞股藍/七葉膽

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) 絞股藍/七葉膽

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Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) plants is growing berries. 實生的絞股藍/七葉膽植株結果了!

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Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) female flowers and berries. 絞股藍/七葉膽的雌花與果實.

 

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine  (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) seeds germination. 絞股藍/七葉膽種子發芽.

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) seeds germination. 絞股藍/七葉膽種子發芽.

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) seeds start to germinate in 10 days.絞股藍/七葉膽種子十天內會開始發芽.

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) seeds start to germinate in 10 days.絞股藍/七葉膽種子十天內會開始發芽.

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) seeds start to germinate in 10 days.絞股藍/七葉膽種子十天內會開始發芽.

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) seeds start to germinate in 10 days.絞股藍/七葉膽種子十天內會開始發芽.

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) seed packet. 絞股藍/七葉膽種子包

Jiao-gu-lan/Sweet Tea Vine (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) seed packet. 絞股藍/七葉膽種子包

Perennial vine.  Medicinal herb/vegetable.  Prefers growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist soil.  Easy to grow as indoor plant.  Small yellow-white flowers in summer.    Require male plant and female plant to fruit.   Each berry is a pea size they turn purple-black when berries are ripe.  Mainly harvest the leaves for herbal tea.  Also the easiest way to enjoy it.   Mature size:10′-12′(H/L).  USDA Zone:8-11.

“多年生攀援草本。葉子互生,常5~7小葉,呈鳥趾狀複葉;中央一枚較大,先端漸尖,葉緣有鋸齒。夏季開黃白色花,圓錐花序腋生,雌雄異株。圓形漿果;種子如豌豆大,熟時為黑紫色。 味甘、無毒,皂甘的化學結構與人參類似,有「南方人蔘」之譽,在日本被譽為「福音草」。明朝《農政全書》記載七葉膽為救飢食物,《全國中草藥匯編》記載七葉膽是一種極佳之「食藥同源」的天然保健食品。聲稱具有降血脂、降血糖、抑制腫瘤細胞繁殖、抗胃潰瘍、消除疲勞和鎮靜等作用。"–摘自維基百科.  藤高/長10-12呎.  耐熱不耐寒. 強健易栽植,適合室內種植.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynostemma_pentaphyllum https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%B5%9E%E8%82%A1%E8%97%8D http://big5.wiki8.com/jiaogulan_22857/

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