Jivanti / जीवंती / Leptadenia Reticulata

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1) Jīvantī (जीवन्ती) is a Sanskrit word referring Leptadenia reticulata (cork swallow wort), a plant species in the Apocynaceae family. Certain plant parts of Jīvantī are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. It is also known by the name Jīvantiśāka.

2) Jivanti (जिवन्ति):—One of the seven varieties of Harītakī (‘yellow myrobalan tree’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is a yellow-colored fruit and is useful in the treatment of all diseases. It is available throughout the Saurashtra region of Gujarath.

3) Jīvantī (जीवन्ती) is a Sanskrit word referring to Holostemma ada-kodien (holostemma creeper ), a plant species from the Apocynaceae family (previously Asclepiadaceae), and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The plant is native to Asia. The word Jīvantī is derived from Jīvanta, literally translating to “long-lived”.

4) Jīvantī (जीवन्ती) is another name for Hemajīvantī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Dregea volubilis (sneeze wort). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 6.183), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

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