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The root is diaphoretic, diuretic and emetic. It is a folk remedy for chronic liver and skin ailments (including skin cancer), rheumatism, leucorrhoea, dysentery and suppressed menses. A strong compound infusion, usually combined with raspberry leaf tea, has been used to reduce the pain of childbirth. A poultice of the boiled root has been used to treat obstinate sores, skin eruptions etc. Externally, the bark is used as an ointment on burns, scrapes and skin eruptions. Extracts of the bark are thought to be cardioactive.Many plants in this genus contain compounds of interest for their antitumour activity.
Layering in August of the current seasons growth. Takes 12 months.Root cuttings, 6mm thick 25mm long in December. Plant horizontally in pots in a frame.
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A rampant climber, it requires ample space and is best grown into an old tree. It climbs by means of twining and also by prickles on the young stems. Plants do not normally require pruning. The foliage of some wild plants is variegated. There are some named forms, selected for their ornamental value. A good bee plant. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.Plants are usually dioecious, in which case male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. This species seldom fruits freely in Britain.
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