MANSOA ALLIACEA - GARLIC VINE.|
Adenocalymma alliaceum, Bignonia alliacea, Pseudocalymna alliaceum.
Ajos sacha, Amazonian garlic bush, false garlic, garlic rope, garlic vine, gonofroe-tite, ilay kamwi,
ka ale, knoflooklian, knoflook liaan, koenofrokoetite, wild garlic.
Bignoniaceae (Bigonia family).
This is a woody liana with funnel shaped white to purplish flowers; they are in clusters
arranged over the vine.
The seeds have glass-like wings.
The vine is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest.
In Suriname's Traditional Medicine, this plant is used medicinally. It is considered by the indigenous people as analgesic
Used against colds, fever, rheumatic complaints, vermifuge. Also used as a tonic in the last month of pregnancy.
Decoction, infusion and tincture of the bark is used against general weakness.
It is also effective as a mosquito repellent.
The leaves and flowers contain beta sitosterol, stigmasterol, daucosterol, and fucosterol.
Sulfur compounds (alliin and allyl sulfides) are also found.
USDA zone 11-8.
Seeds & cuttings.
Full sun, partial shade.