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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The leaves are bright green. 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. Usually the odor is noticed when its leaves are crushed or when prune its branches.

Although the plant accept half-shade, but positioning them in a totally shaded location, should be avoided. Please refer to our Conditions of Use for using this plant database file and web site.

Generally, if the alliadea is prepared into a natural remedy, a decoction or tincture method is used. Both the bark and the leaves laliacea used in tinctures and decoctions. It is called “garlic vine” here in the United States. Ajos sacha is well used and respected by most of the indigenous Indian tribes of the Amazon and almost all parts of the plant are used; the leaves, vine bark, and root.

It is these com-pounds which are responsible for the garlic-like odor and taste of ajos sacha.


Mansoa alliacea can be propagate from cuttings. 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. Its compact habitat and pretty continuos flowers make it a popular ornamental plant in gardens in the tropics. The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease.

Oftentimes, ajos sacha can be found as an adjunctive ingredient in the hallucinogenic potion the shamans use in spiritual ceremonies called ayahuasca.

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The leaves are generally prepared as an infusion or decoction. Adenocalymma mannsoa Adenocalymma pachypu Adenocalymma sagotii Bignonia alliacea Pachyptera alliacea Pseudocalymma alliaceum Pseudocalymma pachypus Pseudocalymma sagotti Mansoa alliacea.

Ajos alloacea can be found growing wild in the tropical rainforests of Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, the three Guyanas, as well as Costa Rica. Adenocalymma alliaceum Adenocalymma pachypu Adenocalymma sagotii Bignonia alliacea Pachyptera alliacea Pseudocalymma alliaceum Pseudocalymma pachypus Pseudocalymma sagotti. Water just enough to make the potting mixture moist, but allow the top centimeter 0.

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This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. The Wayapi put the leaves in a bath to treat feverish conditions.

Secondly, its specific garlic-like odor when parts of plants are crushed. Semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken for propagation. Ajos Sacha Plant Summary. Mansoa alliacea does well in compost-enriched soil that is well-draining.

The root is also prepared in a tincture or a cold maceration soaking it in cold water for days and taken as a general whole-body tonic. Mansoa alliacea likes warm temperatures in summer and cooler in winter. Researchers in Brazil tested 32 plants for their anti-inflammatory actions, citing new evidence supports that chronic inflammation can lead to cancer and plants with anti-inflammatory actions could be cancer-preventative.


It can be grown in containers and should be trimmed after the flowers are gone. Ajos sacha contains several of the main sulfur compounds that garlic does. It said that this houseplant pushes out all the bad luck from the house.

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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. Researchers confirmed ajos sacha’s long standing use for arthritis and rheumatism when they reported that the plant was capable of inhibiting COX an enzyme required in the inflammatory process and well as reduced ear edema in a study with rats in Adenocalymma alliaceum, Adenocalymma pachypus, Adenocalymma sagotii, Bignonia alliacea, Pachyptera alliacea, Pseudocalymma alliaceum, Pseudocalymma pachypus, Pseudocalymma sagotti Common Names: Growing Habit Climber Ground cover.

Plants in cm inch pots should be kept them to about 90cm 35 inch height; one way to keep them within reasonable limits is to train new growth around an inverted hoop of rattan cane or wire. Ajos sacha is a very common and well respected plant remedy in the Amazon for the pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism, as well as, colds, flu, and fever.

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