Hemidesmus indicus, Indian sarsaparilla is a species of plant that is found in South Asia. 1 Morphology; 2 Traditional uses; 3 Chemical constituents; 4 References Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Naruneendi Nannari; ^ Kottakkal, [ edited by]. Hemidesmus indicus Medicinal Rating, *. Habit, Climber. Height, m. Cultivation Status, Cultivated, Wild. Cultivation Details. Not known. Edible Uses. Sariva is known as Indian Sarsaparilla – Hemidesmus indicus. In Ayurveda system of Medicinal uses of Hemidesmus indicus – Kushtahara.

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Hemidesmus indicus: A Rich Source of Herbal Medicine

Hemidesmus indicus and Ichnocarpus frutescens. Antileprotic action of an extract from Anantamul.

All these safety measurements can establish alternative medicine- herbal drugs in a better future scenario. Anatomy Transverse section of the fresh root is circular with a fairly regular outline. Studies on steroids in cultured tissues and mature plant of H. Medicinal Uses Hfmidesmus, anticancer, antiviral, antilithic, hypotensive, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, spasmodic activities have been reported.

However, the clinical use is restricted due to its toxicities to cardiac tissues. Abstract Hemidesmus indicus L.

Market Trends Retail market price-fresh root-Rs. Seeds many, flat, oblong, with a long tuft of white silky hairs Aiyer, ; Prasad and Wahi, ; Warrier et al.


Common medicinal plants that are used hugely, are- Hemidesmus indicusZingiber officinale, Hemidesms serpentina, Swertia chirayita, Cassia angustifolia, Acorus calamus, Adhatoda vasica, Aconitum species, Picrorhiza kurroa, Colchicum luteum, Rheum emodi etc.

Also in ancient Egypt, herbs are mentioned in Egyptian medical papyri, where on rare occasions medical jars found containing trace amounts of herbs [ 1 ]. In vitro propagation of Hemidesmus indicus. Greenish yellow to greenish purple outside, dull yellow to light purplish inside, calyx deeply five lobed, corolla gamopetalous, about twice the calyx, Stamens five, inserted near base of corolla with a thick coronal scale.

Hemidesmus indicus was formerly placed under the family Asclepiadaceae, but recently based on the pollinial characters it was transferred to Periplocaceae.

University, Anantapur Andhra Pradesh, India. Observations on in vitro propagation of Sariva Hemidesmus indicus R. Ayyanar and Ignacimuthu have reported traditional uses of H. Non-timber forest produce in the economy of tribals of Nallamalais. Roots are woody and aromatic. Microsporum gypseumChrysosporium tropicum and Trichophyton terrestre were evaluated Sekar and Francis, Standardisation of vegetative propagation techniques in some of the medicinal plants grown in Kerala.

Pharmacognostical investigation on Indian Sarasaparilla Part I. Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by water extract of roots of H. Journal of Plant Sciences Volume 3 2: Pharmacognosy of Ayurvedic Drugs of Travancore, Cochin. Part 1, Hemidesmus indicus R.


Hemidesmus indicus – Wikipedia

Different archaeological evidences indicate use of medicinal plants approximately five thousand years ago. It is a slender, laticiferous, semi-erect endangered shrub; specifically known for its immense medicinal values. Ethnobotanical uses of H. Synonym s Periploca indica L.

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There are two principal early texts on ayurveda: So, multidrug resistance somehow hampers random use of clinical medicines anymore; putting forward more use of herbal medicine. It shows a slightly compact porous strand of wood at the centre enveloped by a massive cream usez starchy tissue and a peripheral strip of light reddish brown rind Aiyer, ; Sharma et al.

These in vitro assays indicate that the extract contains constituents that can be a significant source of natural antioxidant [ 12 ]. The plant shows opposite decussate phyllotaxy, gamopetalous aestivation and cymose inflorescence.

The highest number of shoots 5.