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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Hashim and Indira Balachandran, Lupeol acetate isolated from H. The leaves are chewed and are said to be refreshing; narrow leaved forms which are generally found in open hemiesmus are preferred for this purpose Anonymous, Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of Hemidesmus indicus R.

Hemidesmus indicus: A Rich Source of Herbal Medicine

Antimicrobial studies on essential oils of H. It also contains new coumarino-lignoid-hemidesminine, hemidesmin I and hemidesmin II50, six pentacyclic triterpenes including two oleanenesand three ursenes.

It is administered in the form of powder, infusion or decoction as syrup. The compound 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzoic acid has antivenum and antioxidant properties Alam and Gomes, a.

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

Pistil is bicarpellary, with free ovaries, many ovuled with distinct styles. In traditional systems of medicine, the drugs are primarily dispensed as water or ethanolic extract.


Micro and macro morphological studies of the vegetative and reproductive characters together with phytochemical studies of the accessions from different agroclimatic zones of India have been reported by George et al.

How to cite this article: Modern day medicine already accepted herbalism as a form of alternative medicine.

The history of its medicinal importance dates back to ancient times. Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr. Nodal explants from shoot cuttings of H. Leucoderma lignoids such as hemidesminineinvicus I and hemidesmin II are rare group of naturally occurring compounds present in leaves. Fruit two straight slender narrowly cylindrical widely divergent follicles. Macro propagation of some important medicinal plants of Andhra Pradesh.

Ethno medico botanical survey of Ambikapur district, M. Nodal explants of the in vitro raised shoots subcultured in the same medium produced 9.

Micropropagation and production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde using root cultures of H.

Venom-induced coagulant and anticoagulant activity was also antagonized by the extract. Phogocytosis was too decreased [ 11 ]. Herbal Medicines use different alkaloids of medicinal plants for prevention and treatment of disease. Antimicrobial studies on essential oil of Hemidesmus indicus R. In vitro propagation of some important Ayurvedic medicinal plants.

It also neutralized Naja kaouthia venom induced cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity and respiratory issues in experimental models [ 13 ]. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf cultures of Hemidesmus indicus R.


Plants used against cancer survey. It is a slender, laticiferous, semi-erect hemidedmus shrub; specifically known for its immense medicinal values. Production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde using root cultures uwes 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.

Leaves are simple, petioled, exstipulate, apiculate acute or obtuse, dark green above but paler and sometimes pubescent below. Regeneration of plants from root segments derived from aseptic seedlings of Hemidesmus indicus R. Nair, Premalatha and P. A particular morphotype with increased lupeol content was reported by George et al.

Radiation protection of DNA and membrane in vitro by extract of H. Leaves of the basal parts of the shoots are linear to lanceolate. Caulogenic ability of the nodes decreased with increasing maturity. Inricus s Periploca indica L. Protective effect of H. Magrabu, Salsa, Kapooree, Anantamool; Kan.: