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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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The leaves are thought to have best the broad spectrum actions and generally they are prepared into decoctions, tinctures, and capsules. The leaves are generally prepared as an infusion or decoction. Ajos sacha is properly classified in the Mansoa taxon which mansox about 15 other species some of which also smell like garlic and are distributed throughout tropical South America.

Its Spanish name, ajos sachameans “false garlic” and aliacea to the strong garlic smell and flavor of the leaves when crushed. Foliage — green Shape — climbing and trailing Height: Hippeastrum hybrids Slliacea americana. 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 Mansoa alliacea species of ajos sacha is found mostly in Peru. It can be grown in containers and should be trimmed after the flowers are gone.

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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. All three flower colors can be found on the plant simultaneously. Both the bark and the leaves are used in tinctures and decoctions. It is cataloged under two main Latin names, Mansoa alliacea and Pseudocalymma alliaceumalthough several other synonyms are used as well. The leaves are bright green.


Mansoa alliacea is an ornamental evergreen vine, The leaves, tied in bunches, can often be found in local huts and houses for this purpose, or, the leaves are burned as smudge over people or in houses to “cleanse the spirit” or to bring good luck. Ajos sacha is a alliiacea common and well respected plant remedy alliaeca the Amazon for the pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism, as well as, colds, flu, and fever.

Herbal Properties and Actions. Ajos sacha is well used and respected by most jansoa the indigenous Indian tribes of the Amazon and almost all parts of the plant are used; the leaves, vine bark, and root. Who’s Online 0 Members. Mansoa alliacea is a showy climbing vine allicea strong supportive structures. Hence it is recommended to grow it on a strong timber trellis in an exposed alliscea where it can receive direct sunshine for most of the day. Chemicals reported in ajos sacha thus far include: This plant is even used as substitute for garlic in food.

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 Crushed leaves smell like garlic, although of course the plant is mansia related to the common edible onion or garlic at all.

It is called “garlic vine” here in the United States. Growing Habit Climber Ground cover. Water just enough to make the potting mixture moist, but allow the top centimeter 0. The plant is a climbing vine that turns woody and heavy over time.


Ajos sacha is an evergreen tropical shrubby vine that is native to the Amazon rainforest. Outdoors, plant the Mansoa alliacea in full sun position.

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Mansoa alliacea is great for chain link fences or any fenceor a large trellis. The Tropical Plant Database. Created by Leslie Taylor. Ajos Sacha Plant Summary.

Deep lavender flowers with white throat are fading to a paler lavender as they mature. Three different colour of flowers can be seen at the same time on the plant. They prepare the bark in an infusion or the leaves in a decoction for rheumatism, arthritis, colds, uterine disorders, inflammation and epilepsy.

Although the plant accept half-shade, but positioning them in a totally shaded location, should be avoided. It can be grown as a loose flowy bush, but is most attractive on supports, fences, trellises, pergolas, etc.

Mansoa alliacea

The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. 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 wlliacea.

Each stem should have at least nodes and can be stuck into a mixture of sand and compost to start the rooting process, after removing some leaves to reduce water loss. Two special features makes this plant pretty unique: