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Mikania micrantha is a tropical plant in the Asteraceae family. It is known as bitter vine, climbing hemp vine, or American rope. It is a vigorously growing perennial creeper that grows best in areas in high humidity, light and soil fertility though it can adapt in less fertile soils.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The chemical components of volatile oil from Mikania micrantha were analyzed by GC/MS.
|English||Climbing Hempweed, American rope, Bittervine, Chinese creeper, Mikania vine|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Heart-shaped base||4–13-centimetre (1.6–5.1 in) long|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||4.5–6.0-millimetre (0.18–0.24 in)||White||Individual florets are white to greenish-white, 4 in each head.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 2,000 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 - 28°c, but can tolerate 13 - 38°c.