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Scientific Name:Ipomoea pandurata
Common Name(s): Wild Potato Vine
Parts Used: root
Rick 17 Jul, 2008
Wild Potato Vine is a trailing vine with singly attached heart shaped leaves and large 2-4 inch (5-10) cm - bell like white flowers with pink-purple centers. The root is large, vertical and deeply buried. You can use the root as a potato and bake or boil it. They resemble slightly bitter sweet potatoes. You may need to boil them in several changes of water to remove the bitterness. WARNING: The raw root is a purgative
Current Rating: 0.6667
crashdive123 13 Sep, 2009
American Indians poulticed root for rheumatism, "hard tumors". Root tea used as a diuretic, laxative, and expectorant, for coughs, asthma, beginning stages of tuberculosis; "blood purifier"; powdered plant used in tea for headaches, indigestion.
Current Rating: 0.0000
Rokas 6 Aug, 2008
this plant is young nut taste and when boiled colours water green, so I think it can be used as paint