Science of Herbs

Ipomoea Digitata

Ipomoea Digitata

Common Name: Vidarikhand
English Name: Aligator Yam, Giant Potato
Botanical Name: Ipomoea digitata Linn.; Ipomoea paniculata R.Br.
Family: Convolvulaceae

Description: Ipomoea digitata is a wide-spread, paleotropic, perennial herb belonging to the family Convolvulaceae and distributed throughout India.

Chemical Constituents: The main actives are β- sitosterol 8, β-sitosterol-3-O-β-D-glucoside, Umbelliferone, Taraxerol acetate, scopoletin and scoparnone.

Properties: Ipomoea Digitata is a good stimulant thus helping to increase vitality and energy. At the same time Ipomoea Digitata regulates menstrual periods and can be used for treatment of enlarged liver and spleen. Also Ipomoea Digitata helps to prevent fat from accumulating in the body and thus helps with obesity. It contains powerful antioxidants such as beta-sitosterol which can help get rid of free radicals and thus help with preventing disease by boosting the immune system. Plus it can also lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular events. It contains lots of healing compounds including phenolic compounds, saponins for boosting the immune system and preventing cancer, sterols that lower cholesterol, alkaloids for pain and inflammation.

Used in the following MATXIN product:

  • Andromet Supreme tablets