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Common name : Griffonia

Latin name :
Griffonia simplicifolia

Botanical family :
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

Principle active :

Harvesting : from January to March and from July to October


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