Herb latin name: Tylophora ovata


Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)



Medicinal use of Tylophora ovata:

The roots are antitussive, carminative, emetic and expectorant. A decoction is used in the treatment of leukaemia, asthma and coughing, traumatic injuries, rheumatoid backaches, pains in the stomach and abdomen, poisonous snakebites.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Climber


Height:
5 m
(16 feet)

Flovering:
May to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Thickets on hillsides, forest edges or ravines. Forests, mixed woods and thickets at elevations of 200 - 1000 metres.

Propagation of Tylophora ovata:

Seed -

Cultivation of the herb:

Thickets on hillsides, forest edges or ravines. Forests, mixed woods and thickets at elevations of 200 - 1000 metres.

Known hazards of Tylophora ovata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.