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Useful Tropical Plants

Rivea hypocrateriformis

(Desr.) Choisy

Convolvulaceae

+ Synonyms

Rivea ornata auct.

Convolvulus hypocrateriformis Desr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Rivea hypocrateriformis is an evergreen, climbing plant with twining stems that become woody with age. The plant can scramble over the ground or climb into the surrounding vegetation.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine - it is sold for both purposes in local markets. It is sometimes cultivated for its edible seeds according to one report[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
], but this seems unlikely - if it is cultivated it is more likely to be for its edible leaves[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Pakistan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka

Habitat

Dry, subtropical and tropical forests[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
,
506
Title
The Flora of British India. (in 7 volumes)
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1897
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows in the wild in moist, gravelly-loamy soils.

Edible Uses

Leaves and young shoots - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
,
1401
Title
Vitamin C content of commonly eaten green leafy vegetables in fresh and under different storage conditions
Publication
Tropical Plant Research 2(3): 240-245, 2015
Author
Umaramani M. & Sivakanesan R.
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
2349 - 1183
Description
 
]. The leaves are also boiled together with condiments and prepared into dishes such as bhaji[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
]. They can be boiled in water, then added to bajri (millet) or jowari flour which is then made into bread[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
]. The plant has high vitamin A content (nearly 2.34 retinal equivalents), retaining 75 - 98% of this even when cooked[
1411
Title
Screening the Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Ventilago denticulata, Scolopia crenata and Rivea hypocrate
Publication
Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (1), 58-62 2012
Author
Smitha P. Venkata et al
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1413
Title
Chemical Composition and Hepatoprotective Effects of Polyphenolic Fraction from Rivea hypocrateriformisin Paracetamo
Publication
Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, Vol 8, Issue 10, 228-234 2016
Author
Shivakumar S. Godipurge et al
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.22159/ijpps.2016v8i10.13606
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
0975-1491
Description
 
].
The leaves are a good functional food. They contain a range of active compounds and possess mild antioxidant potential. The plant is good source of energy and micronutrients and can be used as nutritious leafy vegetable in daily life and specifically in conditions such as when suffering from conditions such as cough, skin disease, and asthma[
1412
Title
Evaluation of phytochemical content, nutritional value and antioxidant activity of Phanji ‑ Rivea hypocrateriformis
Publication
Ayu 2015;36:298-302
Author
Sneha D. Borkar; Raghavendra Naik; Vinay J. Shukla; Rabinara
Website
http:// http://www.ayujournal.org
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
DOI: 10.4103/0974
Description
 
]

The seeds are edible according to one report[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
], though I have some doubts about this and have been unable to find any corroborating material[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

One of the main uses of this plant in Ayurvedic medicine is as a contraceptive. When taken in the very early stages, it can prevent implantation of the foetus and is known to completely interrupt early pregnancy and influence the estrous cycle[
1411
Title
Screening the Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Ventilago denticulata, Scolopia crenata and Rivea hypocrate
Publication
Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (1), 58-62 2012
Author
Smitha P. Venkata et al
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The plant is also reported for its ethnomedicinal uses in treating cough, headache, skin disease, malaria etc, as well as treating exteranal conditions such as burns, piles and to relieve pain[
1412
Title
Evaluation of phytochemical content, nutritional value and antioxidant activity of Phanji ‑ Rivea hypocrateriformis
Publication
Ayu 2015;36:298-302
Author
Sneha D. Borkar; Raghavendra Naik; Vinay J. Shukla; Rabinara
Website
http:// http://www.ayujournal.org
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
DOI: 10.4103/0974
Description
 
,
1413
Title
Chemical Composition and Hepatoprotective Effects of Polyphenolic Fraction from Rivea hypocrateriformisin Paracetamo
Publication
Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, Vol 8, Issue 10, 228-234 2016
Author
Shivakumar S. Godipurge et al
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.22159/ijpps.2016v8i10.13606
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
0975-1491
Description
 
]

The roots are given to a woman after parturition[
1411
Title
Screening the Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Ventilago denticulata, Scolopia crenata and Rivea hypocrate
Publication
Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (1), 58-62 2012
Author
Smitha P. Venkata et al
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

An ethanolic extract of the leaf juice is used to treat rheumatic pain and hair scalp skin diseases[
1411
Title
Screening the Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Ventilago denticulata, Scolopia crenata and Rivea hypocrate
Publication
Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (1), 58-62 2012
Author
Smitha P. Venkata et al
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
A methanol extraction of the root has shown good antimicrobial activity[
1411
Title
Screening the Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Ventilago denticulata, Scolopia crenata and Rivea hypocrate
Publication
Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (1), 58-62 2012
Author
Smitha P. Venkata et al
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]
.

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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