All about Ayurveda & Medicinal Plants


Scientific name of Jivanti: Holostemna Annularis

Name of Jivanti in different languages:

English: Holostemma Creeper

Sanskrit: Arkapushpi, ksheerini, Payaswini, Nagavalli.

Hindi: Chareevela

Malayalam: Adapathiyan-അടപതിയൻ, Jivanti.

Plant description:

It is a medicinal herb, evergreen vine with board leaves 7-15 cm length and 5-10 cm breadth, top of the leaf is smooth and bottom part is hairy. It produces milky latex so it is called milk vine. Rhizome is the useful part which changes its weight according to its age and content of protein include.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Triangle Margin-Entire Venation-Cross venulated
 triangle  Margin_Entire  Venation-Cross-venulate


Useful plant parts:

Rhizome, latex

Medicinal uses:

Pregnancy care, Eye care, and Skin diseases, ulcers, wounds, gonorrhoea, coughs and stomach-ache. The milky Latex of plant is applied to heal ulcers and wounds

Chemical contents:

Alpha-amyrin, lupeol and beta-sitosterol.

How to prepare medicines:

Roots cook in milk and allowed to dry in sunlight and making as powder, this can mix with milk (6 gram) and have daily before bed. It is mainly used in medicine for eye diseases, immunity power increaser. The milky Latex of the plant is applied to heal ulcers and wounds; the root paste is applied for eye inflammation and inflammation of the testes.

It is  one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-


Geevandyathi choornam

Jeevanthyadi kashayam




Back to Top