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DESMODIUM ADSCENDENS - AMOR SECO.

Desmodium adscendens
Synonym
Desmodium caespitosum, desmodium glaucescens, desmodium heterophyllum, desmodium oxalidifolium, hedysarum adscendens.
Common name
Manayupa, hardstick, amor seco,strong back, pega pega, hard man, beggar lice.
Family
Fabaceae, (Bean family).

Overview
Hardstick is a weedy perennial herb; it grows up to a height of no more than 3 feet; it has alternate oval leaves.
A common, indigenous weed in Suriname found along roadsides and in yards. It produces small green beans in 1 - 1½" pods and has small light purple - or pink flowers.
The pods are sticky.
Due to the numerous medicinal benefits, this plant is applied in traditional medicine all over the tropics.
Studies are now being done for the effectiveness against asthma, since in alternative- and traditional medicine it has been used for a very long time by shamans and herbalists as a very effective remedy as such.
Herbalist use Desmodium for allergies, muscle spam and against asthma.
Amor seco is very effective in low dosages and there are no side effects and toxicity known.

Pharmacology
The active phytochemicals in amor seco are: saccarides triterpenics, soyasaponines, alkaloids, flavonoids and tannins.
The plant is useful in all inflammatory conditions by improving kidney function.
It stimulates excretion of urine and deposits retained in the urinary tract.
It is useful in all inflammatory conditions by inspiring kidney function. It stimulates excretion of urine and deposits retained in the urinary tract. It has anti asthma and anti allergic properties in South America.

Suriname's traditional medicine
It is used against dysentery, constipation bronchial asthma, malaria, liver dysfunctions, acute - and chronic hepatitis, diarrhea and for urinary problems.

Medicinal applications
In Belize it is used for back pain relieve.
In the Amazon rainforest an infusion of the plant is given to people with edgy nerves (nervousness).
In shamanism, amor seco is used to promote lactation (galactagogue), arthritis and as a contraceptive.
Witch - doctors in the Amazon rainforest believe the plant has magic powers in love matters and the ones in Africa use it to de - toxicity the body.
A leaf infusion is used by the Amerindians in the rainforest for convulsions and venereal sores; also for vaginal infections.

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Hardiness
USDA zone 9 B - 11. In summer zone 8 - 11.
Propagation
Seeds and cuttings.
Culture
Full sun / partial shade; it needs moist sandy loam soil.
Protect from frost.

Desmodium adscendens - Amor seco seeds Desmodium adscendens (Amor seco) tincture

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Desmodium adscendens seeds 1 package (200 seeds) US$ 16.00

Desmodium adscendens herbs 1 lb US$ 28.00
Desmodium adscendens herbs 5 lbs (26.60/lb) US$ 133.00
Desmodium adscendens herbs 10 lbs (25.20 /lb) US$ 252.00
Desmodium adscendens herbs 50 lbs (23.80 /lb) US$ 1190.00
Desmodium adscendens herbs 100 lbs (22.40 /lb) US$ 2240.00

Desmodium adscendens tincture 1 fl. oz (29.6 cc) US$ 10.35
Desmodium adscendens tincture 6 x 1 fl. oz US$ 55.89
Desmodium adscendens tincture 12 x 1 fl. oz US$ 105.57
Desmodium adscendens tincture 2 fl. oz (59.1 cc) US$ 18.65
Desmodium adscendens tincture 6 x 2 fl. oz US$ 100.71
Desmodium adscendens tincture 12 x 2 fl. oz US$ 190.23


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