This is a very common twining vine found growing in waste places. It is almost a weed, but the pink or white flowers forming garlands are very numerous and make a conspicuous bed of colour. The leaves can be rubbed into stings to reduce swelling. A tea from the leaves can be made for diabetes and from the blossoms to treat high blood pressure. To this day, bunches of coralita are thrown on to coffins in a grave as a noise abater before the soil is filled in.