It is also found across the Deccan Peninsular region up to the height of meters above sea level. This medicinal herb is a much branched shrub that tends to intertwine. The bark of the plant is yellowish brown in color and is corky with deep cracks. The leaves of the Leptadenia Reticulata are ovate cordate and have a coriaceous glabrous above them.

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The bark is yellowish brown, corky, deeply cracked; the leaves are ovate-cordate, coriaceous glabrous above, more or less finely pubescent beneath; the flowers are in many-flowered cymes, greenish yellow; the follicles are sub-woody and turgid.

Pharmacology: A number of studies have been carried out on the galactagogue property of the plant in laboratory animals. Studies on the lactogenic property of L. While both stigmasterol and the ether fraction of L. A herbal preparation with L. It showed anabolic cum androgen like activity as evidenced by the dose related growth of the ventral prostate and the systemic increase in the weights as well as the secretions of the accessory sex organs of castrated adult mice.

These studies have been mainly carried out on the commercial preparation of Leptaden. Toxicity: On acute toxicity studies, L. An increase in dose led to an increase in mortality. Post mortem, subcutaneous peticheal hemorrhage was noted, whilst the liver, kidney and heart showed no apparent change. Indications: The plant is stimulant and restorative and shows anti-bacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.


Leptadenia Reticulata

Guna Qualities — Laghu Light , Snigdha Slimy Vipaka — Madhura Sweet Veerya Potency — Sheeta Cold Karma Actions — Tridosha shamaka especially Vata pitta shamaka reduces vitiated vata and pitta dosha According to Bhojana Kutuhalam twelfth chapter, jivanthi is sweet in taste, cold in potency, treats bleeding disorders and vata related diseases. The golden variety of jivanthi is aphrodisiac, promotes clarity of vision, sweet in taste and cold in potency, treats vitiation of vata, pitta, rakta, relieves burning sensation and is strengthening in nature. Among vegetables jivanthi and sarsapa are said to be superior and inferior respectively. Part used- Root Dosage-Powder of root — 4 to 6 g Decoction- 40 to 60 ml Chemical constituents Chemical constituents: The herb contains n- triacontane, cetyl alcohol, beta-sitosterol, beta-amyrin acetate, lupanol 3-O- diglucoside and leptidine glycoside. Uses Uses of Jivanthi: The decoction of the root of Leptidinia reticulata is given with Ghee in a dose of ml to treat fever. The tender stems and fruits are eaten as vegetable, which helps in the improvement of the vision.


Leptadenia Reticulata Information, Benefits and Uses

The stems have a cork-like, deeply cracked bark, hairless when young. Leaves are leathery, ovate, pointed, hairless above, finely velvety below. Flowers are greenish-yellow, in lateral or subaxillary cymes, often with small hairs. Seed-pods may be woody. The external surface of the root is rough, white or buff coloured with longitudinal ridges and furrows, and in transverse section, the wide cork, lignified stone cell layers and medullary rays can be seen. Cork Swallow-Wort is found in the sub-Himalayan tracts of Punjab and Uttarakhand and throughout the Deccan peninsula up to an altitude of m and found particularly in hedges. Medicinal uses: The plant is galactogogue, cooling, nutritive, aphrodisiac, stimulant, diuretic, and eyetonic.


Leptadenia Reticulata Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

The mention of Jivanti is even found in Atharva Veda. Charak, and Bhavprakash, describe it as best among leafy vegetables. It is included in Jivaniya Gana, which is the group of herbs used for promoting vitality, and life. Jivanti is considered a stimulant, and tonic in Ayurvedic literatures. It is indicated in debility due to seminal discharge. It is described as an herb with sweet, cold, aphrodisiac, light to digest, and rejuvenative properties. It enhances life, vigour, and fertility.

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