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Name:Griffonia Simplicifolia Seed Extract       Model: H1055
  Griffonia Simplicifolia Seed Extract

 Product description :          

Latin NameGriffonia simplicifolia (Vahl ex DC) Baill

Specifications: 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) 95% 98% by HPLC

Used Part: Seeds

Active Ingredients: 5-Hydroxytryptophan(5-HTP)

Appearance: Off white Crystalline powder

CAS No:56-69-9

Molecular Formula: C11H12N2O3

Molecular Weight: 220.23 


What is Griffonia Simplicifolia Seed Extract? 

Griffonia Seed (Griffonia simplicifolia seed) is a Leguminous shrub plant growing in western Africa countries such as Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo. Its seed takes the shape of long roundness, about 1.5cm long and 1cm wide. The hull of the seed is black with wrinkles. The endosperm is yellowish green with slight aroma of beans. Harvest time is in December each year to next February.


What is 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)?   

 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)  is a naturally-occurring amino acid which is manufactured from the seeds of an African plant Griffonia simplicifolia

It is a woody climbing shrub native to West Africa and Central Africa. The seeds of the plant are used as herbal supplement for their 5-HTP content.

5-HTP is most commonly used for depression. Because it is thought to work like serotonin antidepressants, 

5-HTP has also been used for other conditions for which these antidepressants are prescribed, such as anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia and migraine.



1. Improving in mood, anxiety, insomnia, and physical symptoms

2. Anti depression, Reducing depressing and fibromyalgia

3. Being effective in various types of headaches including tension headache and migraines

4. Decreasing food intake and weight loss



1. As raw materials of drugs for anti-bacterial, anti-depressants, anti-tumor and sedation, it is widely used in fields of pharmaceutical and health products;

2. As insomnia, other similar symptoms of psychasthenia and lose weight product raw material, it is widely used in health products industry;

3. As dietary supplements increased therapeutic function, it is widely used in fields of dietary supplement products;

4. As products of sedative and anti-bacterial, they are widely used to add to beauty products in cosmetic industry.