CLAVO HUASCA - TYNANTHUS PANURENSIS|
Schizopsis panurensis, Tynnanthus elegans.
Cipó cravo, cipó trindade, clove vine, duru-duru, kruidnagelstruik, white clove.
Bignoniaceae (Bigonia family).
Clavo huasca (Clove vine) is a flowering woody vine that grows up to 210 feet (70 meter) in length; it is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest.
The bark, stem, branches and root have a typically clove-like smell, due to the interpetiolar glands. The vine has a distinctive "Maltese cross" design in the wood, when cross-sectioned.
Alkaloid D-tubocurarine, mono- and bisindole quaternary alkaloids: Guiaflavine, 5',6'-dehydroguiaflavine, 9-methoxy-Nb-methylgeissoschizol; C-alkaloid O, fluorocurine, mavacurine, macusine B and C-profluorocurine, phenylpropanoid glycoside, katchimoside.
Suriname's traditional medicine
The bark and root are used as an aphrodisiac and are a sexual stimulant for both men and women.
It is also used against inflammation.
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USDA zone 10 - 11.
Partial sun, moist soil.
Needs high humidity.
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