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Aristolochia philippinensis, Barubo

Aristolochia philippinensis

Barubo
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
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Aristolochia philippinensis is an erect, evergreen shrub growing up to 1 metre tall with old stems up to 4cm in diameter.

This species containes aristolochic acid, which is known to have toxic side effects in larger doses. Acute toxic manifestations are tachycardia, increased respiratory rate, ataxia, sedation and marked vasodilation. Short-term chronic toxic effects include hepatotoxicity, marked renal damage and mild hematologic dyscracias.


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