There are no edible uses listed for Ipomoea nil.
There are no material uses listed for Ipomoea nil.
The seed is anthelmintic, anticholinergic, antifungal, antispasmodic, antitumour, diuretic and laxative
. It is used in the treatment of oedema, oliguria, ascariasis and constipation
. The seed is also used as a contraceptive in Korea
The seed contains small quantities of the hallucinogen LSD. This has been used medicinally in the treatment of various mental disorders.
The pounded plant is used as a hair wash to rid the hair of lice
Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water, or scarify the seed, and sow in individual pots in a greenhouse in early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 weeks at 22°c. Plants are extremely resentful of root disturbance, even when they are quite small, and should be potted up almost as soon as they germinate
. Grow them on fast in the greenhouse and plant them out into their permanent positions after the last expected frosts. Consider giving them some protection such as a cloche until they are growing away actively.
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Requires a fertile well-drained loam in a sunny position
The plant is not frost hardy, but can be grown outdoors as a tender annual in temperate zones.
A very ornamental plant, there are several named varieties.
Closely related to I. purpurea
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? 1.01.11.2 Yeung. Him-Che. Handbook of Chinese Herbs and Formulas. Institute of Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles (1985-00-00)
? 2.02.12.2 Medicinal Plants in the Republic of Korea World Health Organisation, Manila ISBN 92 9061 120 0 (1998-00-00)
? 3.03.13.23.33.43.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? 4.04.14.2 Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (1983-00-00)
? 5.05.1 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. ISBN 0-330-37376-5 (1998-00-00)
? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
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