Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq is aslo known as Convolvulus hederacea Linn, Ipomoea nil {L.} Roth., Pharbitis nil {L.} Choisy, belongs to Convolvulaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Habul Nil.
The English Names for this herb are Indian Jalap, Morning Glory, Pharbitis Seeds.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Aveni jo Bij, Bildi, Kaladana.

Pharmacological Actions

Seeds (dried):

  • Anthelmintic
  • Attenuant
  • Blood Purifier
  • Cathartic
  • Detersive
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Externally Attenuant
  • Purgative
  • Resolvent of Inflammations

  • Indications

    The Indications of Seeds (dried) of Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq are Fever, Biliousness, Bronchitis, Scabies, Phlegmatic Disorders, Dropsy, Rheumatic Pain, Leucoderma, Inflammations, Headache, Tape Worms, Atrabilious Disorders, Joints Pain, Abdominal Diseases, Irritative Skin, Malhumors.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq.


    The Temperament of Seeds (dried) of Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq is 3rd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    AUJAIEHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUMSIK BE NAZIRHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq is used in the preparation of Hab Limun, Hab Suranjan, Hab-e-Ayaraj, Itrifal Deedan, Jawarish Shahryaran, Ma'jun Baladur, Ma'jun Jalali, Ma'jun Kalkalanj, Ma'jun Talkh, Safuf Mushil compounds.


    Whole Herb
    Seeds (dried)1.000g - 3.000g

    Herb's Description

    Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq. Annual climber, densely to scattered pubescent with large trichomes throughout. Leaves cordate-ovate, entire or 3-lobed. Flowers in 1 to few-flowered cymes. Sepals long-lanceolate. Corolla lavender to blue with a white centre in wild plants, varying to red or purple in cultivated races. Fruit capsular, subglobose to globose and seeds pyriform, black

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Cambodia, China, Columbia, England, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines.
    Odor: The odor of Seeds (dried) of Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq is Earthy
    Seeds (dried): initially sweet then becomes bitter


    No information regarding Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Continuous use or large dose may produce cramps.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq. (work in progress)