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Uncaria rhynchophylla is a Climber
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
E. Asia - China, Japan.
Woodland in central and southern Japan[
The curved thorns on the stems are antispasmodic, carminative, febrifuge and hepatic[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of infantile convulsions, headaches, dizziness, hypertension and apoplexy[
]. The decoction should not be overcooked[
The hollow stem can be used as a siphon[