Hi Omega and all of you who responded to my post. Sorry for the late reply.
My husband got clerodendrum inerme from a nursery in Mumbai. It is actually a common hedge plant in India. He had to go through a lot of paperwork to get it here but fortunately the laws in South Africa are not all that strict. You could also try checking Hawaii as I have seen in my research it also grows there. :unsure:I imagine it might be difficult trying to import live plant material into the U.S? My husband came back with about 40 small plants which survived the journey and now grow as a beautiful bush in our garden. We really treasure this plant for what it has done for our son. here is a link to a nursery that sells it and a number you can try Call: (+91) 9595 419429 (10AM - 6PM)
They call it Koinal but you have to be sure that you get the right plant because the plant seems to share its name with some other plants. My husband took a picture with just to be sure,because on his first trip he came back with the wrong plant!!!
My son was 7 years old when he first started taking the leaves and his tics started at age 3.
I did years of research before I came across this plant and I can honestly say that whatever you have to go through to get it-will be well worth it! My son is doing so well and he only needs to take some "plant" once a month or even less.His friends at school don't even know he has tics!
note: it does not flower all year.
Common name: koinal, Glory Bower, Indian privet, Seaside clerodendrum, Wild Jasmine, Sorcerers Bush •Hindi: chhoti-ari, संकुप्पी sankuppi, sangan-kuppi, vilayati mehendi, batraj • Marathi: sangam, वनजाई vanajai, sirit-mari • Tamil: சங்கம் Sangam, Peechangu, அந்ஜலீ Anjali • Malayalam: nirnochi, shangam-kuppi • Telugu: erup-pichha, pisangi, pishinika, takkolapu-chettu • Kannada: naitakkilay, itteru, kundali gida, naayi tekkake, thakkalika • Bengali: বনজাঈ Banajai • Oriya: vଅନଜାଈ Vanajai • Urdu: گل دمدم Guldamdam • Sanskrit: कुंडली Kundali
Botanical name: Clerodendrum inerme Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena family),
Synonyms: Volkameria inermis