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Scientific name of Leptadenia: Leptadenia Reticulata
Name of Leptadenia in different languages:-
English: Cork Swallow-Wort
Sanskrit: jivanti/ Jeevanthi - जीवन्ती, arkapushpi
Malayalam: Jeevanthi-ജീവന്തി Karkodavalli, Palachedi, Kuruninvalli
It is commonly in Himalaya region, Up and Deccan peninsular areas, it is a twining shrub, numerous branches, the stems are cork-like, bark deeply cracked, glabrous. Leaves are ovate, acute, and glabrous on top. Flowers are yellow, in lateral cymes, often small hairy. The roots are the main part of the plant used in the preparation of Ayurveda medicines, which is buff colored or white in color.
Useful plant parts:
Whole plant, Leaf, root.
Pacifies the Vata and Pitta, to induce the functions of reproductive system – to improve the seminal quality, enhance eyes, liver functions, and treat fever, constipation, colitis, bleeding disorders, bronchitis, and spermatorrhoea.
Stigmasterol, sitosterol, tocopherols, leptadeno, hentriacontanol and amyrin.
Stimulant, restorative, whole body nourishing property.
It is used as an ingredient in the preparation of the Ayurveda medicines like:
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