Convolvulus angularis Burm.f.
Convolvulus vitifolius Burm.f.
Ipomoea angularis (Burm.f.) Choisy
Ipomoea vitifolia (Burm.f.) Sweet
Vigorous plant climbing into the surrounding vegetation
Photograph by: loupok
Merremia vitifolia is a perennial, climbing plant with twining stems 2 - 5 metres long[
The plant is harvested fom the wild for local use as a medicine. It is grown as an ornamental[[
The hairs on the leaves can cause irritation[
E. Asia - China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Open grasslands, thickets, hedges, along fields, in teak forests, along edges of secondary forests, on river-banks and roadsides, at elevations from sea-level up to 900 metres[
A plant of tropical and subtropical regions, growing both in areas that are with or without a strong dry season[
The juice of the plant is considered cooling and diuretic[
]. An infusion of the plant is drunk as a treatment for high fever[
]. The plant is to treat strangury and urethral discharges[
A preparation from the juice is ussed to ease inflamed eyes[
An infusion of the stem is used internally and externally in the treatment of malaria and smallpox[
The root is eaten raw as a stomachic[
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