Akebia quinata


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Akebia quinata

A potassium salt-rich climbing vine, the stem of which contains saponin and sapogenin and has antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity. It is used in herbal medicine as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic, and for dry mouth, laryngitis, and sinusitis, and to promote secretion and ease childbirth.
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Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of the saponin and sapogenins obtained from the stem of Akebia quinata.
1) Akebia quinata (the chocolate vine) This twining climber has pretty pale green foliage and vanilla-perfumed, purple-brown flowers appear in late spring.
Chocolate Vine - Akebia quinata - Carol struggles to get it to flower but loves the scented flowers and the strange sausage shaped seed pods, when they develop.
Likewise, Akebia quinata, which was apparently planted, has become well-established in the small woods south of Hayes House.