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Ipomoea digitata  Linn.

   

Botanical Name

:

Ipomoea digitata Linn.

English Name

:

Sweet Potato

Synonym(s)

:

Convolvulus paniculatus Lin., Batatas paniculatus Choisy., Ipomoea paniculata R. Br.

Family

:

Convolvulaceae

 

General Info

Description

An extensive perennial climber with tuberous roots. Leaves large, palmately 5-7 lobed; flowers widely campanulate, pink or red purple, few to many in axillary corymbose cymes; capsules small, ovoid; seeds 4, black, wooly.

Herb Effects

Aphrodisiac, demulcent, stimulates the secretion and/or flow of milk and the flow of bile and tonic; nutritive, expectorant and diuretic (decoction); tonic, alterative, aphrodisiac, demulcent, lactagogue and cholagogue (resin of root)

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Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Resin, carotene, beta-sitosterol, taraxerol and sitosterol.

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
beta-Sitosterol 5779-62-4 17-(5-ethyl-6-methyl
-heptan-2-yl)-10,13-
dimethyl-2,3,4,7,8,9
,11,12,14, 15,16,17
-dodecahydro-1H-cycl
openta[a]phenanthren
-3-ol
C29H50O Click Here To Enlarge
Taraxerol 22076-46-6 4,4,6a,6a,8a,11,11,1
4b-octamethyl-1,2,3,
4a,5,6,8,9,10,12,12a
,13,14,14a -tetrade
cahydropicen-3-ol
C30H50O Click Here To Enlarge
Sitosterol 5779-62-4 17-(5-ethyl-6-methyl
-heptan-2-yl)-10,13-
dimethyl-2,3,4,7,8,9
,11,12,14, 15,16,17
-dodecahydro-1H-cycl
openta[a]phenanthren
-3-ol
C29H50O Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

For emaciated juveniles, debility, increases secretion of milk, enlarged liver and spleen, increases weight, moderates menstrual discharge, poor digestion, TB (plant); liver and spleen maladies, enervation and excessive menstruation (powder); bronchitis and fever (decoction); for diseases of the spleen and liver, for menorrhagia, debility and fat accumulation (powdered root)

Contraindication

Do not take during pregnancy.

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