Garuda Kodi (Aristolochia acuminata)

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Genus                                   :           Aristolochia

“The Garuda Kodi, scientifically known as Aristolochia acuminata, is a truly extraordinary plant. With its exotic appearance and distinctive characteristics, it adds a touch of allure to any garden. This unique species requires special care and attention to thrive, but the rewards are well worth it. Explore the captivating world of Garuda Kodi and enhance your garden with its exceptional beauty.”

Aristolochia acuminata, commonly known as Dutchman’s Pipe or Wild Ginger, is a flowering plant that belongs to the family Aristolochiaceae. It is native to North America and is commonly found in the eastern United States, from Texas to Pennsylvania.

The plant grows up to 1.5 meters in height and has long, pointed leaves that are heart-shaped at the base. The flowers of Aristolochia acuminata are unique in shape, with a curved, pipe-like structure that is greenish-yellow in color with purple veins. The flowers emit a strong odor that attracts insects for pollination.

Aristolochia acuminata is often used in traditional medicine as a digestive aid and to treat various ailments such as colds, flu, and inflammation. The roots of the plant have a strong ginger-like aroma and flavor and are used as a substitute for ginger in cooking.

However, the plant contains aristolochic acid, a toxic compound that can cause kidney damage, urinary tract cancer, and other health problems if consumed in large quantities. Therefore, its use in herbal medicine should be done with caution and under the guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

In addition to its medicinal properties, Aristolochia acuminata is also a popular ornamental plant due to its unique flower shape and attractive foliage. It is often grown as a climbing vine or ground cover in shady areas of the garden.

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