Sanskrit: Jeevani, Rishi Bhojyam
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)’.
Useful plant parts:
To increase blood circulation, and to reduce anxiety tribal peoples eat leaves and seeds, to reduce fatigue.
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:
Trichopus zeylanicus is considered an adaptogen, which means it may help the body adapt to various stressors, both physical and mental.
It is believed to enhance physical stamina and endurance, making it potentially beneficial for athletes and individuals engaged in physically demanding activities.
Arogyapacha is traditionally used as a rejuvenating tonic to restore energy, vitality, and overall well-being.
It is believed to help combat fatigue and promote a sense of vigor and vitality.
Some traditional uses suggest that Trichopus zeylanicus may have cognitive-enhancing properties, potentially improving memory and cognitive function.
It is believed to boost the immune system, helping the body defend against infections and illnesses.
In some traditional systems of medicine, Arogyapacha is considered to have aphrodisiac properties and may be used to support sexual health.
It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be helpful in managing conditions involving inflammation, such as arthritis.
Some traditional uses suggest that Arogyapacha may support cardiovascular health, though more research is needed to confirm this.
It may have digestive properties and could be used to alleviate digestive discomforts like indigestion, bloating, and gas.
Arogyapacha may be used in conditions related to the respiratory system, potentially helping to clear congestion and support healthy breathing.
Due to its adaptogenic properties, it may help the body cope with stress and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
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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