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Useful Tropical Plants

Secamone volubilis

(Lam.) Marais

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Buddleja volubis Lam.

Secamone saligna Decne.

Common Name:

Secamone volubilis
Stems
Photograph by: Tonton Bernardo
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General Information

Secamone volubilis is a vigorous climbing shrub. Its twining stems can reach into the tops of trees[
605
Title
Flore de L'Ile de la Reunion
Publication
 
Author
E. Jacob De Cordemoy
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Librairie Medicale & Scientifique; Paris.
Year
1895
ISBN
 
Description
Not really a flora, more a list of the plants known at that time. It often includes a brief description of habit and habitat, plus the local uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

605
Title
Flore de L'Ile de la Reunion
Publication
 
Author
E. Jacob De Cordemoy
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Librairie Medicale & Scientifique; Paris.
Year
1895
ISBN
 
Description
Not really a flora, more a list of the plants known at that time. It often includes a brief description of habit and habitat, plus the local uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Africa - RĂ©union, ?Mauritius.

Habitat

Residual semi-arid forests and in rocky localities at elevations up to 550 metres[
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Title
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http://www.prota.org
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the aerial parts, combined with parts of other plants, is used as a wash on children suffering from childhood eczema[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. When taken internally, it is used as a purgative[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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The leaf infusion makes a refreshing drink, which in turn helps to purify the blood, diminish fever, lower blood pressure. It also helps to promote the ripening of boils and treat hernia and diabetes[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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The aerial parts, combined with those of Persicaria poiretii, are crushed and taken in water to treat liver problems[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Preliminary phytochemical screening of the aerial parts confirmed the presence of flavonoids, tannins, saponins, terpenes and sterols[
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http://www.prota.org
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. It has been observed that plants harvested in the hot and dry season yielded fewer compounds than those harvested during the rainy period[
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Title
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http://www.prota.org
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Methanol or dichloromethane extracts of the leaves manifested weak free radical scavenging activity in vitro, and no antioxidant activity[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].
Ethanol or water extracts of the leaves showed weak antihypertensive activity in vitro[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

A latex oozes from wounds in the plant. No uses are mentioned.

Propagation

Seed -
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