Scientific name of Jeevani: Tricopus zeilanicus

Name of Jeevani in different languages:

Sanskrit: Jeevani, Rishi Bhojyam

Hindi: Jeevani

Malayalam: Aroghyapacha(ആരോഗ്യപ്പച്ച).

Plant description:-

Jeevani is a small herb commonly found in forest areas of Western Ghat areas, sandy soil near river areas. The leaves are cordate, dark green sized about 20 cm long, and grow from a rhizome, flowers are purplish black. tribal peoples of Kerala (kani) are eaten this plant’s leaf and seeds to get energy while they are taking a long walk through the forest, to reduce fatigue si it is called ‘Arogya Pacha literally meaning ” Leaves give strength”. Another name Munibhojya means ‘Food of sages (Rishies)’.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Triangle Margin-Entire Venation-parallel

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, Seeds

Medicinal uses:

To increase blood circulation, and to reduce anxiety tribal peoples eat leaves and seeds, to reduce fatigue.

Chemical content:

Flavonoids, glycosides, glycolipids.

Ayurveda medicinal Uses

Jeevani –  Trichopus zeylanicus, commonly known as ‘Arogyapacha’ or ‘Kilukkampetti’ in India, is a medicinal plant native to the Western Ghats. It has a long history of traditional use in Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine. The plant is known for its adaptogenic and rejuvenating properties. Here are some of the medicinal uses of Trichopus zeylanicus:

  1. Adaptogenic Properties:

    Trichopus zeylanicus is considered an adaptogen, which means it may help the body adapt to various stressors, both physical and mental.

  2. Improving Physical Stamina and Endurance:

    It is believed to enhance physical stamina and endurance, making it potentially beneficial for athletes and individuals engaged in physically demanding activities.

  3. Rejuvenation and Vitality:

    Arogyapacha is traditionally used as a rejuvenating tonic to restore energy, vitality, and overall well-being.

  4. Anti-fatigue:

    It is believed to help combat fatigue and promote a sense of vigor and vitality.

  5. Cognitive Health:

    Some traditional uses suggest that Trichopus zeylanicus may have cognitive-enhancing properties, potentially improving memory and cognitive function.

  6. Immune System Support:

    It is believed to boost the immune system, helping the body defend against infections and illnesses.

  7. Aphrodisiac:

    In some traditional systems of medicine, Arogyapacha is considered to have aphrodisiac properties and may be used to support sexual health.

  8. Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic:

    It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be helpful in managing conditions involving inflammation, such as arthritis.

  9. Cardiovascular Health:

    Some traditional uses suggest that Arogyapacha may support cardiovascular health, though more research is needed to confirm this.

  10. Digestive Health:

    It may have digestive properties and could be used to alleviate digestive discomforts like indigestion, bloating, and gas.

  11. Respiratory Health:

    Arogyapacha may be used in conditions related to the respiratory system, potentially helping to clear congestion and support healthy breathing.

  12. Stress and Anxiety Relief:

    Due to its adaptogenic properties, it may help the body cope with stress and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.

  13. Wound Healing:

    Some traditional uses suggest that Arogyapacha may aid in wound healing, though more scientific research is needed to confirm this.

While Trichopus zeylanicus has a history of traditional use for these purposes, scientific research on its specific effects and benefits is still evolving. As with any herbal remedy, it’s important to consult a qualified healthcare practitioner, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications. They can provide personalized guidance based on your unique circumstances.

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