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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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Most consider the plant to be “magical” or “spiritual” and capable of driving away evil spirits or used for good luck. Ajos sacha is also quite well known and popular in the cities and towns in the Amazon and has a long history of use in herbal medicine systems in Peru and Brazil.

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It alliaca be grown as a loose flowy bush, but is most attractive on supports, fences, trellises, pergolas, etc.

The terminal leaflet of this plant is often modified into a tendril that helps the vine to cling onto a support. Mansoa alliacea can be propagate from cuttings. A partial listing of the published research on ajos sacha is shown below:.

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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. 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. Other Brazilian researchers reported in that an ethanol leaf extract of this plant demonstrated vasodilator actions in rats and attributed this action, at least in part, to the leaves’ antioxidant chemicals.

Semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken for propagation. Move the young plants of Mansoa alliacea into pots one or two size lagers in summer.

Ajos Sacha Plant Summary. 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.


The mandoa are bright green. Mansoa hirsuta which is found predominately in Brazil and the two plants share many of the same active plant chemicals.

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Mansoa alliacea

Keep it well-watered so that plants do not shed its lower leaves which can make vines alliacfa straggly. Mansoa alliacea is great for chain link fences or any fenceor a large trellis. The Wayapi put the leaves in a bath to treat feverish conditions.

Powered on Amazon cloud. The root is prepared in a cane alcohol tincture as an overall regenerative whole body tonic. It is these com-pounds which are responsible for the garlic-like odor and taste of ajos sacha.

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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. It is called “garlic vine” here in the United States.

It is one of the most rewarding flowering vines, bearing beautiful lavender hued bell shaped flowers. It is cataloged under two main Latin names, Mansoa alliacea and Pseudocalymma alliaceumalthough several other synonyms are used as well. Its compact habitat and pretty continuos flowers make it a popular ornamental plant in gardens in the tropics. They prepare the bark in an infusion or the leaves in a decoction for rheumatism, arthritis, colds, uterine disorders, inflammation and epilepsy.

Mansoa alliacea is a vine with a moderate growth rate. The sulfur compounds the predominate ones being alliin and various allyl sulfides in both garlic and ajos sacha have been studied by many and reported over the years to be able to lower cholesterol.

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The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is considered analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and anti-pyretic. 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. Herbal Properties and Actions. All three flower manssoa can be found on the plant simultaneously.


Secondly, its specific garlic-like odor when parts of plants are crushed. By pruning away the vines to keep new growth in check, plants will became flowerless. Ajos sacha is an evergreen tropical shrubby vine that is alliaacea to the Amazon rainforest.

Ajos sacha can be found growing wild in the tropical rainforests of Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, the three Guyanas, as well as Costa Rica. There has not been any new research published on it recently. Outdoors, plant the Mansoa alliacea in full sun position. A leader in creating a world-wide market for the important medicinal plants of the Amazon since Ajos sacha is also used as a medicine by the Indian tribes in the Amazon.

One of the plants that evidenced the strongest anti-inflammatory action in their published research was Mansoa hirsuta. In Brazilian researchers documented strong antifungal actions in the hirsuta species and attributed this action to the same alkanol and alkanodiol chemicals that were also found in the alliacea species.

Generally, if the bark is prepared into a natural remedy, a decoction or tincture method is used. Adenocalymma alliaceum Adenocalymma pachypu Adenocalymma sagotii Bignonia alliacea Pachyptera alliacea Pseudocalymma alliaceum Pseudocalymma pachypus Pseudocalymma sagotti Mansoa alliacea.

Ajos sacha contains several of the main sulfur compounds that garlic does. The entire plant — roots, stems and leaves — is used in herbal medicine systems in Peru and Brazil. In the tropics and in the Amazon rainforest, the leaves are even used as a condiment or spice for its garlic flavor and odor.

Mansoa alliacea is an ornamental evergreen vine, 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.