Ngalyipi its Aboriginal word for snake vine. Ngalyipi was widely used by Aboriginal people in central and northern Australia. Ngalyipi is the Warlpiri Aboriginal word for this plant. It is also known Tinospora smilacina. It has many traditional uses - including for its fibre (for example in string and as a strap to hold coolamons or Parraja, food containers), as a bush medicine, and in ceremonies.

Judy Watson Napangardi, a prominent Warlpiri artist depicts Ngalyipi in her artwork, as well as other Yuendumu artists.

Aboriginal word glossary