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Tylophora ovata is a Climber up to 5.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China.
Thickets on hillsides, forest edges or ravines[
]. Forests, mixed woods and thickets at elevations of 200 - 1000 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be outdoors in Britain. However, the plant is supplied by at least one British nursery.
The roots are antitussive, carminative, emetic and expectorant[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of leukaemia, asthma and coughing, traumatic injuries, rheumatoid backaches, pains in the stomach and abdomen, poisonous snakebites[