जीवन्ती - Leptadenia reticulata


Name - जीवन्ती

Botanical name - Leptadenia reticulata

Description - Twining shrub with yellowish, corky, deeply cracked bark. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, base cordate. Flowers greenish-white, in cymes. Follicle woody, turgid.

Chemical Constituents- Stem and roots contain waxy material mainly of aliphatic esters, sterols like stigmasterol. Tubers contain fructosan of inulin type.

Use - Plant stimulant and restorative. Leaves and roots used in skin affections. Plant useful in habitual abortion

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