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Marsdenia condurango

Name: Condurango
Biological Name: Marsdenia condurango
Other Names: Condurango, Eagle vine

Parts Used: Dried bark

Active Compounds:
Glycosides based on condurangogenins, which are esterified polyoxypregnanes, known as condurangoglycosides.


Miscellaneous: Essential oil, phytosterols, sugars, starch and fat.

Therapeutic Uses:
Bitter, emmenagogue.

This bitter may be used in a whole range of digestive and stomach problems. It is best known for its appetite-stimulating actions, common to all bitters. However, in addition, it will relax the nerves of the stomach, making it of use in the settling of indigestion where this is affected by nervous tension and anxiety.


This herb is found in Ecuador and Peru.

Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoonfuls of the powdered bark and leave to infuse 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: take 1-2 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Combinations: It will combine well with many bitters, carminatives and nervines depending upon the specific condition and individual.

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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