Herb: Rajmahal Hemp

Latin name: Marsdenia tenacissima

Synonyms: Asclepias tenacissima

Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Description of the plant:


10 m
(33 feet)

Habitat of Rajmahal Hemp:

Hedges, waste places and amongst shrubs.

Other uses of the herb:

A very strong fibre can be obtained from the bark of young shoots. It is used for making rope. The stems yield very strong fibers, reputedly among the strongest produced by any plant, that are used for making cords and strings. A latex (the coagulated milky sap) is obtained from the stem. It can be used like India-rubber. Wood - moderately hard.

Propagation of Rajmahal Hemp:

Seed -

Cultivation of the herb:

Hedges, waste places and amongst shrubs.

Medicinal use of Rajmahal Hemp:

None known

Known hazards of Marsdenia tenacissima:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.