Fruiting stem. This plant might be closely related to Cyclea laxiflora rather than being that species.
Photograph by: loupok
Cyclea laxiflora is a slender herbaceous climbing plant with stems that can become somewhat woody and persist. The stems can be up to 15 metres long[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Secondary and coastal forest, scrub vegetation, hedges and cultivated land, at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
A decoction made of the roots is used as a treatment against fever and piles; is taken after childbirth; and is used as a vermifuge for children[
The root decoction is applied externally to the nostrils in the treatment of caries of the nasal bones[
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