Petiveria alliacea or Guinea Hen Weed is a flowering species native to United States, Mexico, Central America, the Carribean, and tropical South America. It is a herbaceous shrub that grows up to 1 m tall, with deep root system and small green flowers. The roots and leaves have pungent odor similar to that of garlic's. There is no known edible use of this plant but it is a known medicinal plant for the treatment of fever, diarrhea, headaches, earaches, and other wide range of conditions. It has anti cancer, pain relieving, anti microbial, and anti inflammatory properties. The leaves can be used as an insecticide. Other common names include anamu, tipi, apacin, mucura, guine, feuilles ave, here aux pools, petevere a odeur ail, maturate, and gully root.