Common name : Griffonia

    Latin name :
    Griffonia simplicifolia

    Botanical family : Leguminosae

    Botanical description : Stout, woody, climbing shrub growing to about 3 meters high with greenish flowers and inflated black pods.

    Used part of the plant : Seeds.

    Colour : Pale brown Crystal.

    Origin : Occurs mainly in West-Central Africa.

    Properties : It alleviates the effects of a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, insomnia and obesity.
    Griffonia is a botanical source of 5-HTP, a precursor to the neurotransmitter, serotonin, which promotes restful sleep and balanced moods. It has been found that decreased levels of the hormone, serotonin, are associated with depression, insomnia, obsessive/compulsive disorders, and eating disorders that lead to obesity or bulimia. The bark of Griffonia is said to have antiseptic properties.

    Main activity :

    Harvesting : from January to March and from July to October.

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