Limacia sagittata Oliv.
Tinospora capillipes Gagnep.
Tinospora craveniana S.Y.Hu
Tinospora imbricata S.Y.Hu
Tinospora intermedia S.Y.Hu
Tinospora szechuanensis S.Y.Hu
Tinospora yunnanensis S.Y.Hu
Tinospora sagittata is a slender, evergreen, perennial climbing plant growing from a rootstock with small, yellow, tuberous swellings. The stems an grow up to 20 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use.
E. Asia - southeast China, northern Vietnam
Shady and damp places between rock crevices on hillsides[
]. Forests and grasslandin south and western China[
|Habit||Evergreen Perennial Climber
Tinospora sagittata is native to the watm temperate and subtropical regions of southeastern China, being found from cold hardiness zones 7 - 11.
The roots are anodyne, antiphlogistic, depurative and febrifuge[
]. A decoction is used internally, or the mashed root is used as a poultice, in the treatment of laryngitis, hoarseness, colic, diarrhoea, dysentery, boils and abscesses, poisonous snakebites[
A poultice of the pounded roots is effective in Ireating abscess and phlegmon[
The roots can be collected all the year round, but preferably when the plant is dormant. They are well washed, then sliced and dried in the sun or in ovens[
The roots contain columbin[