Phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Ipomoea aquatica

Indian J Med Sci. 2013 Mar-Apr;67(3-4):49-60.


Ipomoea aquatica (I. aquatica) (Convolvulaceae) is commonly grown green leafy vegetable found throughout India, Ceylon, Tropical Asia, Africa, and Australia. Traditionally, I. aquatica used as carminative agent and lessens inflammation, and is useful in fever, jaundice, biliousness, bronchitis, liver complaints, etc., I. aquatica is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibers, carotenes, and flavanoids with many health benefits. The objective of this review is to highlight the pharmacognostical, phytochemical, and pharmacological information of this plant.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Ipomoea*
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Plant Extracts / chemistry
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use
  • Plant Leaves
  • Plant Stems


  • Plant Extracts