Argyreia nervosa | Hawaiian Baby Woodrose | HBWR | Silberkraut
- Fresh stock – September 2019
- Viable seeds
HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE
Common names: Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Adhoguda, vidhara, Elephant Creeper, Wholly Morning Glory, Bastantri, Holzrose, Jatapmasi, Marikkunni, Marututari, Mile-A-Minute, Miniature Woodrose, Monkey Rose, Samandar-ka-pat, Samudrasos, Silberkraut, Silver Morning Glory, Soh-ring-kang, Woodrose.
$14.00 – $400.00
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Argyreia nervosa | Hawaiian BabyWoodRose
We know little about the use of this plant in particular as a traditional medicine. But interestingly, its sister plants, Rivea corymbosa (ololiuqui) and Ipomoea tricolor (tlitliltzin) are well-known. The chemical components of these three species are very similar.
Traditionally, native peoples in Central America have used the sister seeds in shamanic rituals for thousands of years. Long ago they used ololiuqui, very similar in effect to Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, to induce an altered state of consciousness. This included colourful spiritual visions, euphoria, extreme relaxation, deep sleep, spiritual awareness and heightened body sensation.
Argyreia nervosa or Elephant creeper is a perennial climbing vine. Although regarded as an invasive species, it is certainly a beautiful plant. People believe it is native to India, but now it grows in other areas such as Hawaii, Africa and the Caribbean.
In the proper environment, the vine can reach a height of 10 meters. The Hawaiian Baby Woodrose has large trumpet-shaped leaves with velvet-like hairs. The flowers are purple in colour, fading to a lovely lavender colour towards the opening of the flower. The furry seeds are inside the seedpods. Typically, there are four to six seeds in each pod.
Argyreia nervosa from the Convolvulaceae family is an important ‘rasayana’ herb. People use it widely as an adaptogen in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. Its common names in English are Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Elephant creeper or Woolly morning glow. In Sanskrit, it is called as Vridhadaraka, meaning ‘anti-aging’
People consider the root to be an alternative tonic and have identified a wide range of phytochemicals from the plant. There are several traditional and tribal uses for curing human ailments. They also report pharmacological effects such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, immunomodulatory, apoptogenic and hepatoprotective effects. Adverse side effects limit the use of many modern medicines so it is worthwhile exploring the possibility of this plant for different conditions. More research is necessary to establish more precise details.
Our products are not certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold and intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. Wakingherbs.com, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.
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