What is Griffonia Seed Used For?

Griffonia seeds can be used to grow griffonia, a shrub native to Africa. Griffonia seeds are also sold as herbal supplements because they contain 5-Hydroxytryptophan, believed to relieve insomnia, depression and headaches as well as aid in weight loss.

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Lindsay Champion’s writing has been published in Time Out New York, The New York Press, McSweeney’s, Fray Quarterly and SMITH Magazine. She has written hundreds of health and fitness articles for numerous internet publications. Champion earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied writing.