Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Millettia reticulata.
The roots and the vines are emmenagogue and stomachic. A decoction is used in the treatment of stomach aches, breathlessness, anaemia in women, menstrual irregularities, vaginal discharge (bloody discharge and leucorrhoea), numbness and paralysis, backache and pain in the knees, seminal emission, gonorrhoea and stomach ache. The plant is used as a tonic to induce the growth of red blood cells.The plant contains the antitumour compound rotenone.
Layering in spring.Cuttings of half-ripe wood with the leaves removed, July/August in moist sand in a frame.
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This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c and down to about -15°c when given the protection of a warm sunny wall.This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.
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