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Argyreia speciosa  SWEET

   

Botanical Name

:

Argyreia speciosa SWEET

English Name

:

Elephant Creeper, Hawaiian Baby Wood Rose and Loosestrife

Synonym(s)

:

Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer, Convolvulus speciosa L., Convolvulus speciousus L. f., Convolvulus nervosus Burm. f., Ipomea speciosa (L.f.) Pers., Lettsomia nervosa (Burm.f.) Roxb., Rivera nervosa (Burm.f.) Hall. f.

Family

:

Convolvulaceae

 

General Info

Description

An extensive woody climber with a stout stem; young shoots and branches covered by a silky white pubescence. Leaves ovate-cordate, apiculate at tip, glabrous above, white tomentose beneath. Flowers rose-purple with 7.5 to 30 cm long, white-tomentose peduncles, borne in axillary many-flowered cymes; bracts ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 3 to 4 cm long. Fruits (berries) globose, 2 cm in diameter, apiculate, indehiscent.

Herb Effects

Stimulant, rubifacient, bitter, tonic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, stimulates cardiovascular system and alleviates spasms (seed).

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Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Agroclavine, chanoclavines I and II, elymoclavine, festuclavine, lysergene, ergometrine and ergometrinine (ergoline alkaloids of seed).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Agroclavine 548-42-5 Not Available C16H18N2 Click Here To Enlarge
Elymoclavine 548-43-6 Not Available C16H18N2O Click Here To Enlarge
Festuclavine 569-26-6 Not Available C16H20N2 Click Here To Enlarge
Ergometrine 78207-83-7 Not Available C19H23N3O2 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

Chronic ulcers and as an aphrodisiac (root powder); skin diseases (latex); as a tonic, in gonorrhea and disorders of the nervous system (root); rheumatism (root and latex); for male sexual disorders (plant).

Reference

Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.


The Himalaya Drug Company.

Sharma, Classical Uses of Medicinal Plants.

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