Natural intoxication of livestock by ingestion of Ipomoea asarifolia leaves has been reported to occur widely in Brazil. Previous studies carried out by our. Family: Convolvulaceae. Species: Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.. Eppo code: IPOAS. Family: Convolvulaceae. Species: Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.). The origin of Ipomoea asarifolia is unknown. It has been hypothesized that it originated in southern India and that early European visitors of the.
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A leaf decoction is taken internally asarifoliw as a wash for feverish chills and rheumatic pains. Send a request for permission. II, Ipomoea asarifolia Desr.
However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk ipomoew what happens when the organism is removed. In Nigeria the dried powdered leaves are applied to burns.
Under controlled environmental conditions Ipomoea asarifolia produced leaves with high leaf dry mass and leaf area per total plant dry mass under low light conditions.
It is sometimes weedy. Can include ecosystem services.
Towards a better understanding of Ipomoea asarifolia toxicity: It has also been stated that Ipomoea asarifolia is native to tropical America. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat.
African Plants – A Photo Guide – Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.
The plant trails over sand dunes and is a good sand binder. High light conditions initially caused an increased growth rate, which later evened out. Ipomoea asarifolia and Ipomoea pes-caprae L. The stem is solid near the base but hollow nearer the top on the plant. In Nigeria a decoction of the aerial parts is applied against boils and taken against stomach problems.
Ipomoea asarifolia has many medicinal uses throughout West Africa, despite its toxicity. Remember me Forgot password? Cookies help us deliver our services. In Senegal a compress of the crushed whole plant is applied to wounds and a decoction of the plant is ipomoex against post-partum haemorrhage. Corolla lavender to purple, rarely white, cm assrifolia, funnelform. The inflorescence is a cyme and flowers are both axillary and terminal. Chemical scarification had only limited effect. Young leaves are nonetheless iomoea eaten in soup during the dry season in northern Benin.
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Biology It reproduces from seeds and stem shoots. In Nigeria, the leaf of Ipomoea asarifolia is used as compost material, mulch, as well as constituting weed in farms. In Mali the ash of leafy stems mixed with shea butter is given to patients to restore strength. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. It has been hypothesized that it originated in southern India and that early European visitors of the region spread it around the world because of its medicinal uses.
In Benin a leaf decoction, together with leaves of Ficus vallis-choudae Delile, is drunk to treat hyperthermia.
Xsarifolia infusion is fed to the animal, while the pulverized charcoal of the burnt plants, mixed with shea butter, is rubbed on the joints. Ipomoea asarifolia can be found flowering as long as sufficient water is available.
Document specific search options Title. Its seeds are locally used in West Africa as laxative and coffee substitute, but seeds, stems and leaves have been used for generations in traditional medicine in the Philippines, particularly to treat earache, pharyngitis, allergic dermatitis, wounds and burns, and as antidote against poisoning.
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It reproduces from seeds and stem shoots.