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Jivanti (Leptadenia Reticulata)

Jivanti (Leptadenia Reticulata)

            The plant is green colored twinning shrub. The stem is with cork like deeply cracked bark, branches numerous, tender ones glabrous. The leaves are coriaceous, ovate, acute, and glabrous above finely pubescent. Flowers are greenish yellow in lateral or subaxillary cymes, often with small hairs. The fruit follicles sub woody, 6 9 mm in length.

  • ·         Family Name : Asclpiadacea
  • ·         Botanical Name : Leptadenia Reticulata
  • ·         Common Name : Jiwanti, Dodi.
  • ·         Product offered : Roots.

Uses :


1 )    Jivanti is used for application as an ointment in allergy due to Pitta.

2 )   Jivanti soothes the digestive system and is used in constipation and colitis.

3 )   Jivanti is a cardio tonic and cures bleeding disorders. It is also used in bronchitis as an expectorant.

4 )   Jivanti is an aphrodisiac and improves seminal quality through its specific action on the reproductive organs.

5 )   Jivanti is also used in spermatorrhoea.

6 )   Since Jivanti is a diuretic, it is used in dysuria, burning micturition and pyuria.

7 )   Jivanti also benefits in fever, burning, pthisis and also in defective eyesight.