Tea Akebia

The stems are anodyne, antifungal, antiphlogistic, bitter, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, laxative, galactogogue, resolvent, stimulant, stomachic and vulnerary[174, 178, 218, 238]. Taken internally, it controls bacterial and fungal infections and is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, lack of menstruation, to improve lactation etc238. The stems are harvested in the autumn and dried for later use238. The fruit is antirheumatic, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge, stomachic and tonic218. It is a popular remedy for cancer218. The root is febrifuge218. The plant was ranked 13th in a survey of 250 potential antifertility plants in China Plants For A Future