Semi-evergreen climbing plant, native to China, Japan and Korea. The thin, flexible stems, green-brown in color, have a rapid and vigorous growth, and can be grown on walls or racks, or left on the ground, using the plant as a thick ground cover. The leaves are palmate, dark green, opaque and waxy, divided into five small oval leaves, sometimes elongated; usually the new leaves are reddish in color.
- Diuretic action
Action for the treatment similar to that offered by milk
Healing properties for menopausal problems
Protective action of the stomach
Therapeutic properties against urinary tract infections
Akebia quinata is a seductive plant, since its mixed flowers (male and female) that grow in clusters, have a special and delicious scent.
Akebia quinata fruit is an edible pod, emitting a very delicate and intoxicating aroma. It has an oddly long shape and contains edible pulp internally.
In late summer the fruit ripens and opens by itself, revealing its irregularly made dark brown seeds. The fruit is very sweet, leaving a very special flavor in the mouth. It has a characteristic juicy texture. The outer skin of the fruit is also edible. Unlike the fruit, the peel has a slightly bitter taste.
place in full sun; this plant tolerates even partial shade without problems and also develops in complete shade, where it produces few flowers. Akebia are not afraid of the cold and can withstand even very harsh winters.
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