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Garlic vine


Adenocalymma alliaceum, Bignonia alliacea, Pseudocalymna alliaceum.

Common name

Ajos sacha, Amazonian garlic bush, false garlic, garlic rope, garlic vine, gonofroe-tite, ilay kamwi, ka ale, knoflooklian, knoflook liaan, koenofrokoetite, wild garlic.


Bignoniaceae (Bigonia family).


This is a woody liana with funnel shaped white to purplish flowers; they are in clusters arranged over the vine.
The seeds have glass-like wings.
The vine is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest.

In Suriname's Traditional Medicine, this plant is used medicinally. It is considered by the indigenous people as analgesic and anti-inflammation.
Used against colds, fever, rheumatic complaints, vermifuge. Also used as a tonic in the last month of pregnancy.
Decoction, infusion and tincture of the bark is used against general weakness.
It is also effective as a mosquito repellent.


The leaves and flowers contain beta sitosterol, stigmasterol, daucosterol, and fucosterol.
Sulfur compounds (alliin and allyl sulfides) are also found. Mansoa alliacea - Ajos sacha


USDA zone 11-8.
Seeds & cuttings.
Full sun, partial shade.

Mansoa alliacea - Ajos sacha or Garlic vine Mansoa alliacea - Ajos sacha or Garlic vine tincture

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Garlic vine vine tincture 1 oz fl (29.6 cc) US$ 10.35
Garlic vine vine tincture 6 x 1 oz fl US$ 55.89
Garlic vine vine tincture 12 x 1 oz fl US$ 105.57
Garlic vine vine tincture 2 oz fl (59.1 cc) US$ 18.65
Garlic vine vine tincture 6 x 2 oz fl US$ 100.71
Garlic vine vine tincture 12 x 2 oz fl US$ 190.23
Garlic vine vine tea 1 lb US$ 34.00
Garlic vine vine tea 5 lb (US$32.30 /lb) US$ 161.50
Garlic vine vine tea 10 lb (US$30.60 /lb) US$ 305.95

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