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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The bride's cake was a six-tiered ivory and white creation adorned with a dark chocolate vine and array of multi-hued hydrangeas and roses.
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.
THE chocolate vine, or akebia, produces muddy-coloured flowers that hang from the branches in long clusters in spring.
Bionda-Bruna is adding cream, cornflower blue and berry to its Chocolate Montalla line of dinnerware, serveware and vases and bowls, which feature a chocolate vine silhouette.
The chocolate vine also looks lovely, but it loses its leaves in winter.