|Urdu Name:جیا پوتا/Jiya Pota|
|English Name:Drypetes seed|
|Scientific Name:Drypetes deplanchei|
|Arabic Name:البذور الجافة|
|Hindi Name:बीज सूखना|
Drypetes Roxburghii seeds (Jia Pota) and Striped cucumber seeds (Shivlingi beej) have shown incredible results in treating infertility. The combo of these herbs is recommended for both men and women.
The plants that belong to Drypetes genus are used for the treatment of sinusitis, swellings, boils, gonorrhea and dysentery.
Essential Oil from Drypetes roxburghii Seed:
An essential oil is obtained from the seed which is olive-brown in appearance. This oil is used for burning.
Distillation of Drypetes roxburghii Seed Oil:
The oil of Drypetes roxburghii seed is obtained by steam distillation of seed kernel. About 0.5% of essential oil is obtained by this method. This oil has a sharp characteristic smell of mustard oil. The major constituents of oil are isopropyl and 2-butyl isothiocyanates while minor constituents are 2-methyl-butyl isothiocyanate etc.
Uses of Drypetes roxburghii Seed & Fruit:
A decoction of fruit is used for the treatment of cold, fever and rheumatism. The white seeds are used to make beautiful necklaces. These necklaces are traditionally given to children as a protection from diseases. It is used to increase fertility in women and men. Therefore, its fruits are also worn in the form of necklace to prevent miscarriage. Their seeds are taken orally in the form of powder to cure burning sensation, constipation, ophthalmic and semen disorder.