Vitis adnata (Roxb.) Wall.
Cissus adnata is a deciduous, slender, climbing shrub producing stems 5 - 15 metres long[
]. The stems either scramble over the ground or climb into surrounding vegetation for support, attaching themselves by means of tendrils[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of cordage.
E. Asia - southern China, Indian subcontinent, through southeast Asia to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.
Semi-deciduous thickets close to beaches, monsoon forest and open forest, usually on well-drained soils[
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The plant usually grows wild on sandy to sandy loams, but is sometimes found on lateritic or calcareous soils[
Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
The root is alterative, diuretic and blood purifier[
]. A cold infusion of the pounded root is taken as a treatment for cough[
Applied externally, the powdered root is heated and used as a poultice on cuts and fractures[
The juice from the stem is taken as a treatment for cough and diarrhoea[
Externally the leaves are applied as a poultice for the maturation of boils[
The stem is commonly used for cordage.
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