Science of Herbs

Leptadenia Reticulata

Leptadenia Reticulata

Common Name: Jivanti, Dodi
English Name: Jiwanti
Botanical Name: Lepatdenia reticulate W. & A.
Family: Asclepiadaceae

Description: This is a much branched twining shrub. Flowers are greenish yellow, in many flowered cymes (in lateral or subaxillary cymes), the follicles are sub woody and turgid. Stem is cylindrical and bent occasionally at places. It is 5 to 10 cm long, 0.5 to 2.5 cm in diameter. The surface is rough, longitudinally ridged, wrinkled and furrowed, transversely cracked and with vertically elongated lenticels at places. Externally whitish brown, internally pale brown, fracture short and splintery, odor and taste are not characteristics.

Chemical Constituents:  Major constituents of plants are α-amyrin, β-amyrin, ferulic acid, luteolin, diosmetin, rutin, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, hentriacontanol, a triterpene alcohol simiarenol, apigenin.

Properties: It soothes the digestive system and is used in constipation and colitis. This plant is a cardio tonic and cures bleeding disorders. It is also used in bronchitis as an expectorant. It is an aphrodisiac and improves seminal quality through its specific action on the reproductive organs. This is also used in spermatorrhoea. This plant is a diuretic, it is used in dysuria, burning micturition and pyuria.

Used in the following MATXIN product:

  • Lactofenn tablets