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Aeschynomene indica  Linn.


Botanical Name


Aeschynomene indica Linn.

English Name


Sola Pith plant, Indian jointvetch ,Kat sola



Aeschynomene hispida auct., Aeschynomene virginica auct. mult.





General Info


An erect herb with imparipinnate leaves, branching, with scattered spreading hairs on stems, rachises, and peduncles; leaves 5-10 cm long; stipules semisagittate, about 1 cm long; leaflets numerous, 15-30 pairs, linear-oblong, glaucous beneath, 10-15 mm long, rounded at tip; flowers few in racemes, pale yellow; pedicels with 2 bracteoles at base of calyx; bracts like the stipules; flower c. 1 cm long; calyx bilabiate, deeply cleft; pods linear, flat, 6-8-jointed, with a central prominent rugosity on each joint. (Stone, 1970)

Herb Effects

Spermicidal (50% EtOH extract of plant).


Tropical Forages
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Active Ingredients

Alkaloids (seed); reynoutrin flavonoid (leaf).


Medicinal Use

Spermicidal, contains an unidentified alkaloid. Used as charcoal for gun powder and medicinal applications; used to treat gastritis and fever in Chinese traditional medicine.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

Stone BC. 1970. The flora of Guam. Micronesica 6:322.



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