Some people use jiaogulan as an anti-aging agent, antioxidant, and detoxifying agent.
Liu, X., Ye, W., Mo, Z., Yu, B., Wu, H., Zhao, S., Che, C., and Hsiao, W. Three dammarane-type saponins from Gynostemma pentaphyllum.
A new platelet aggregation factor from Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino.
Takagi, J., Imada, T., Kikuchi, T., Saito, Y., and Inada, Y.
Regulation of Bcl-2 family molecules and activation of caspase cascade involved in gypenosides-induced apoptosis in human hepatoma cells.
There is a concern that it might make bleeding disorders worse. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery.