Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus (Family: Asclepiadaceae) is a Hence this review was carried out to explore the hidden potential and its uses. Abstract: Medicinal plants are being widely used, either as single drug or in combination in health care delivery system. Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus. In the present review attempts have been made to bring in light the potential benefits and uses of this plant. Key words: Hemidesmus indicus, Asclepiadaceae .

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Banerjee and Pal and have inndicus the use of this plant by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation. Protective effect of H. Jagtap and Singh, Indicusin-a pregnane diester triglycoside from Hemidesmus indicus R. Extracts significantly neutralized venom-induced lethality and haemorrhagic activity in rats and mice.

Phytochemical Studies Chemical composition of the volatiles of H. Venom-induced coagulant indicuus anticoagulant activity was also antagonized by the extract. Modulation of biochemical parameters by Hemidesmus indicus in cumene hydroperoxide-induced murine skin: Chemical composition of the volatiles of Hemidesmus indicus R.

The milky latex of the plant is used for relieving inflammation in the eye. The GC MS analysis of the residual oil showed the presence of over 40 minor constituents. Ethnomedicinal plants used against lecorrhoea at Bargarh district in Orissa India. Jayanthi and PatilSharma and YelneYelne et al. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. Quantitative Standards Foreign matter-Not more than 2.


Some important medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, India-A profile.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Pistil bicarpellary, ovaries free, many ovuled with distinct styles. Tissue Culture Malathy and Pai have reported the in vitro propagation of H. Terpenoids from Hemidesmus indicus. The Wealth of India: Pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies on Sariva Hemidesmus indicus [Linn.

Antipyretic use of this plant has also been reported Singh and Kumar, Anoop Austin Fruit two straight slender narrowly cylindrical widely divergent follicles. Leaves of the basal parts of the shoots are linear to lanceolate.

The highest number of shoots 5. 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.

Ayyanar and Ignacimuthu have reported traditional uses of H. New Coumarino-lignoids from Hemidesmus indicus R.

A Review on Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br.

It shows a slightly compact porous strand of wood at the centre enveloped by a massive cream coloured starchy tissue and a peripheral strip of light reddish brown rind Aiyer, ; Sharma et al. Pharmacological Studies The ethanol extract of H. In vitro morphogenetic studies of Hemidesmus indicus R.


Stamens five, inserted near base of corolla with distinct filaments and small connate oblong anthers ending in inflexed appendages. Central Research Institute, Trivandrum. Hemidesminin, A new coumarino-Lignoid from Hemidesmus indicus R.

The plant is also used against various skin diseases Anonymous, and hemidesmue the treatment of acne vulgaris Lalla et al.

Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. A Review – SciAlert Responsive Version

Clinical trials of ayurvedic formulations in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Substitutes and Adulterants Roots of four species viz. Some preliminary observation on antiinflammatory hemidesmuw of Hemidesmus indicus in rats. Further, it also protects radiation-induced DNA damage.

Rapid elongation of shoot buds was observed upon transfer of the responding root segments to half strength MS medium.

Root and root-stock of Hemidesmus indicus R. Effects of cryopreservation on seed germination of selected rare medicinal plants of India. Studies on steroids in cultured tissues hemidesmu mature plant of H. Pharmacognosy of Ayurvedic Drugs of Travancore, Cochin. How to cite this article: Hemidesmus indicus is a widely used shrub in Indian folk medicine and considered as magical spiritual dream herb in Ayurvedic medication.

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