Griffonia is a plant currently valued for its health and medical potential because of 5-HTP, an amino acid found in griffonia seeds as well as in the human body. This amino acid is produced when the body metabolizes tryptophan, which is infamous for inducing sleep after a big turkey dinner.

Griffonia simplicifolia is a highly adaptable shrub native to central and west Africa. In addition to griffonia seeds, the shrub also produces palatable herbage.

Folk Medicine
In traditional African medicine, griffonia seed has been used as an aphrodisiac, as an antibiotic and as a remedy for diarrhea.

Serotonin Levels
Griffonia seeds, because of their 5-HTP content, are used to raise serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is an important chemical for brain function, helping to regulate mood, appetite and sleeping habits.

MDidea reports that griffonia seeds can be used to alleviate pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. Like migraine headaches, fibromyalgia is a low-serotonin syndrome and can be treated with 5-HTP.

Appetite and Weight Loss
Because of the way griffonia seed affects serotonin levels, the extract can be used to regulate eating habits. MDidea reports that griffonia seed can curb cravings in the obese and also increase the appetite of anorexic persons.

Packaging: Stuffed in (20) feet container loads in Woven Polypropylene Sacks.

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