“Garlic Vine is native to South America and found in many countries including India.
Yes, it does smell like garlic and can grow to 10 feet in height.
It flowers twice a year and the flowers start off purple with a white throat and change to a lighter shade of lavender over time. You can see three different color of flowers at the same time.
It is widely planted and respected for its medicinal uses in the Amazon for pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism and for colds, flu and fever. Capsules of the leaves are sold in stores in Brazil and Peru and it can also be found as an ingredient in other various multi-herb formulas for cold and flu, pain, inflammation and arthritis in general.