• Latin Name: Griffonia Simplicifolia
  • CAS No.: 4350-09-8
  • Active Ingredient: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)
  • Specification: 15%,25%, 30%, 50%, 80%, 99%
  • Used Part: Seed
  • Test Method: HPLC
  • Appearance: White Powder


Griffonia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Caesalpinioiddeae. Griffonia is known to have a high concentration of 5-HTP in its seeds. Griffonia seed comes from the beans of a vie native to Africa. In African folk medicine, Griffonia seed is reputed to be aphrodisiac, as well as an antibiotic and a remedy for diarrhea, vomiting and stomachache. Recent research suggest that Griffonia seed raises serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is useful in regulating brain chemistry and is used in the treatment of diseases such as depression, insomnia and eating disorder. 


Griffonia seed extract is used in the pharmaceutical and health products such as anti-bacterial, antidepressants and sedatives.