Natural intoxication of livestock by ingestion of Ipomoea asarifolia leaves has been reported to occur widely in Brazil. Previous studies carried out by our. Family: Convolvulaceae. Species: Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.. Eppo code: IPOAS. Family: Convolvulaceae. Species: Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.). The origin of Ipomoea asarifolia is unknown. It has been hypothesized that it originated in southern India and that early European visitors of the.

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In Nigeria the flowers boiled with beans are eaten as a remedy for syphilis.

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Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Accessed 14 November Its seeds are locally used in West Africa as laxative and coffee substitute, but seeds, stems and leaves have been used for generations in traditional medicine in the Philippines, particularly to treat earache, pharyngitis, allergic dermatitis, wounds and burns, and as antidote against poisoning. Young leaves are nonetheless reportedly eaten in soup during the dry season in northern Benin.

The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. In Nigeria the dried powdered leaves are applied to burns. Chemical scarification had only limited effect. Rare and not abundant. Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses.


Ipomoea asarifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

Views Read View source View history. The extract shows prolonged and strong pain inhibition, indicating both antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

High light conditions initially caused an increased growth rate, which later evened out. A decoction of the leafy twigs is taken to treat kwashiorkor. The origin of Ipomoea asarifolia is unknown.

In Nigeria, the leaf of Ipomoea asarifolia is used as compost material, mulch, as well as constituting weed in farms.

Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. In Togo the pulped leaves are externally applied against tetanus or meningitis. Perennial, glabrous, trailing herb up to 3 m long, with short upright shoots; stems thick, terete or angular. The long stems are used as rope.

A handbook of West African Weeds. Towards a better understanding of Ipomoea asarifolia toxicity: A root decoction is taken orally against Guinea worm infections.

Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Ipomoea asarifolia reproduces naturally from seed and stem pieces. Global weediness Local weediness Benin: Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Fruit The fruit is a globose and the seeds are slightly hairy. The margins are entirethe blade thick, borne on long petioles about 15 cm long, smooth with nerves radiating from the base. However, benefits asarjfolia ecosystems not specific to humans assrifolia best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.


Search in all groups Search within this group. Ipomoea asarifolia and Ipomoea pes-caprae L. The fruit is a globose and the seeds are slightly hairy. The levels of lead, oxalates and phytates in the plant samples were low compared with recommended maxima for these compounds. It seems absent from eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.

Mexican morning glory is a perennial herb with pale blue flowers, asaridolia of tropical America but has spread to Europe, northern and tropical Africa and parts of Asia and Australia. Send a request for permission.

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