Descriptions and articles about the Garlicvine, scientifically known as Mansoa alliacea (Lam.) A. H. Gentry in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; D. It is cataloged under two main Latin names, Mansoa alliacea and Pseudocalymma alliaceum, although several other synonyms are used as well. Its Spanish. Mansoaalliacea (Lam.) is used for fevers, colds, cough, and upper respiratory condition. In present study, phytochemical analysis of different.

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Mansoa alliacea

Researchers confirmed ajos sacha’s long standing use for arthritis and rheumatism when they reported that the plant was capable of inhibiting COX an enzyme required in the inflammatory process and well as reduced ear edema in a study with rats in The Tropical Plant Database. Although the plant accept half-shade, but positioning them in a totally shaded location, should be avoided.

It is added to the brew to drive away evil spirits, or to purify the blood and body to make the ayahuasca more readily accepted.

Ajos sacha produces bright green leaves up to 15 cm long and beautiful deep lavender flowers with a white throat that fade to a pale lavender, then to almost white. Requires regular watering, especially during the flowering period. They prepare the bark in an infusion or the leaves in a decoction for rheumatism, arthritis, colds, uterine disorders, inflammation and epilepsy.

The bark is typically prepared in a tincture or a decoction for these types of conditions but the leaves are used similarly for the same conditions as well. Plants in cm inch pots should be kept them to about 90cm 35 inch height; one way to keep them within reasonable limits is to train new growth around an inverted hoop of rattan cane or wire.

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Take Action “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. The wood of the vine was reported to contain two lapachone chemicals which are well known plant chemicals of the Bignoniaceae family and documented with anticancerous and antimicrobial actions. It is these com-pounds which are responsible for the garlic-like odor and taste of ajos sacha.


It grows into a semi-woody vine that attaches itself around the trunk of a large tree for support as it climbs skywards to reach for sunlight. Mansoa alliacea Common name: Ajos sacha can be found growing wild in the tropical rainforests of Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, the three Guyanas, as well as Costa Rica.

It is especially abundant in the forests alongside the Amazon, Ucayali and Madre de Dios rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. Who’s Online 0 Members. The leaves are generally prepared as an infusion or decoction. Main Actions in order: Ajos sacha has also been reported with antimicrobial actions against fungi, plant viruses, and bacteria, which may help explain its long standing use for colds, flu, pneumonia and other upper respiratory infections. In research published ina water extract of ajos sacha leaves was reported to have an antioxidant effect which was attributed to the anthocyanin compounds found in the plant.

The root is prepared in a cane alcohol tincture as an overall regenerative whole body tonic. Three different colour of flowers can be seen at the same time on the plant. In the tropics and in the Amazon rainforest, the leaves are even used as a condiment or spice for its garlic flavor and odor. Some capsule products of the leaves are sold in stores in Brazil and Peru, and it can be found as an ingredient in other various multi-herb formulas for cold and flu, pain, inflammation and arthritis in general.

The entire plant — roots, stems and leaves — is used in herbal medicine systems in Peru and Brazil. Ajos sacha is also quite well known and popular in the cities and towns in the Amazon and has a long akliacea of use in herbal medicine systems in Peru and Brazil.

Mansoa alliacea can be propagate from cuttings. By pruning away the vines to keep new growth in check, plants will became flowerless. Usually the odor is noticed when its leaves are crushed or when prune its branches. Ajos amnsoa contains several of the main sulfur compounds that garlic does. Ajos sacha is also used as a medicine by the Indian tribes in the Amazon.


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Its Spanish name, ajos sachameans “false garlic” and refers to the strong garlic smell and flavor of the leaves when crushed. Adenocalymma alliaceum Adenocalymma pachypu Adenocalymma sagotii Bignonia alliacea Pachyptera alliacea Pseudocalymma alliaceum Pseudocalymma pachypus Pseudocalymma sagotti Mansoa alliacea. Generally, if the bark is prepared into a natural remedy, a decoction or tincture method is used.

There has not been any new research published on it recently. The Shipibo-Conibo Indians give a tea of bark to dogs to make them good hunters and also drink the tea themselves to bring good luck when hunting or fishing. Hence it is recommended to grow it on a strong timber trellis in an exposed area where it can receive direct sunshine for most of the day.

Mansoa alliacea – Wikipedia

Mansoa hirsuta which is found predominately in Brazil and the two plants share many of the same active plant chemicals. The terminal leaflet of this plant is often modified into a tendril that helps the vine to cling onto a support. Two special features makes this plant pretty unique: The Mansoa alliacea species of ajos sacha is found mostly in Peru.

Both the bark and the leaves are used in tinctures and decoctions. Apply standard liquid fertiliser once every two weeks during the active growth period.

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Mansoa alliacea likes warm temperatures in summer and cooler in winter. In addition, the leaves are also used as mansao common remedy for coughs, colds, flu and pneumonia and as a purgative. Move the young plants of Mansoa alliacea into pots one or two size lagers in summer. Ajos sacha is properly classified in the Mansoa taxon which include about 15 other species some of which also smell like garlic and are distributed throughout tropical South America.

It is cataloged under two main Latin names, Mansoa alliacea and Pseudocalymma alliaceumalthough several other synonyms are used as well.