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Biological Name: Marsdenia condurangoCondurango

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Other Names: Eagle vine, Condurango

Elements Applied: Dried bark is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components:

  • Glycosides derived from condurangogenins, which belong to esterified polyoxypregnanes, also called condurangoglycosides.
  • Other: Fat, Essential oil, starch, phytosterols, and sugars.

Used For: The herb is known to induce urination. It is valued for its bitter properties.

Due to its bitter characteristics the herb may be applied in a wide variety of stomach and digestive conditions. Its most common application is to induce appetite. Still, additionally it is used as a stomach relaxant, thus being a vital remedy for indigestion, induced by nervous conditions.

Additional Info: The plant is indigenous to Peru and Ecuador.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare an infusion, take 1-2 teaspoons of bark powder for 250 ml of boiling water and steep for ten to fifteen minutes. The result is consumed thrice per day.

In form of tincture the herb is applied at a dose of 1-2 ml thrice per day.

Commonly mixed with: The herb is successfully used in conjunction with the majority of bitter herbs, carminative herbs and nerve-soothing herbs depending on the case it is intended for.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. It is possible that the herb interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider to avoid any sad consequences.