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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Chemical structures of major compounds present in Hemidesmus indicus L. Non-timber indicks produce in the economy of tribals of Nallamalais. Based on the market survey conducted by the author, it was found that the dried root of the plant costs Rs.

Two of the ten most widely selling herbal medicines in developed countries, namely Allium sativum and Aloe barbadensis are both available in India. It was found that acetone, ethyl acetate and methanol fraction of H. The future medicinal system solely depends on alternative medicine, specifically plant-derived herbal medicines; as it is less toxic and having fewer side effects.

There are two principal early texts on ayurveda: It is a slender, laticiferous, semi-erect endangered shrub; specifically known for its immense medicinal values.

Hemidesmus indicus – Useful Tropical Plants

The plant is also used against various skin diseases Anonymous, and in the treatment of acne vulgaris Lalla et al. Antimicrobial and phytochemical studies on 45 Indian medicinal plants against multi-drug resistant human pathogens. Hashim and Indira Balachandran. Mice were infected with Mycobacterium leprae and observed that cutaneous hypersensitivity stimulation was delayed.


Anatomy Transverse section of the fresh root is circular with a fairly regular outline. Leaves of the basal parts of the shoots are linear to lanceolate. Seeds are many, flat, oblong, with a long tuft of white silky hairs. Biodiversity Documentation for Kerala.

Indian Journal of Experimental Biology Moreover, it significantly enhanced antitumor activity of three commonly used chemotherapeutic drugs- methotrexate, 6-thioguanine, cytarabine [ 7 ].

An organic acid isolated from root extract possesses viper venum inhibitory activity Alam et al. Shoot cultures were rooted in quarter-salt-strength MS inducus containing 9.

Hemidesmus indicus: A Rich Source of Herbal Medicine

The present review deals with studies undertaken in various aspects of this plant in the areas of morphology, anatomy, pharmacology, chemistry and ethnobotany along with medicinal uses. Plastic surgery, couching a form of cataract surgerypuncturing to release fluids in abdomen, treatment of anal fistulas, treating fractures, amputations, cesarean sections and stitching of wounds were known [ 4 ].

Hemdiesmus pregnane diester triglycoside from Hemidesmus indicus R. Radiation protection of DNA and membrane in vitro by extract of Hemidesmus indicus.

Hemidesmus indicus

Database on Medicinal Plants Used in Ayurveda. Viper venom-induced inflammation and inhibition of free radical formation by pure compound 2-hydroxymethoxy benzoic acid isolated and purified from anantamul Hemidesmus indicus R.

Hemidesmus indicus was formerly placed under medkcinal family Asclepiadaceae, but recently based on the pollinial characters it was transferred to Periplocaceae. The Wealth of India: Pharmacognostical studies on the root of Decalepis hamiltonii Wt.

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

It also neutralized Naja kaouthia venom induced cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity and respiratory issues in experimental models [ 13 ]. Pregnane glycosides from Hemidesmus indicus. Also in ancient Egypt, herbs are mentioned in Egyptian medical papyri, where on rare occasions medical jars found containing trace amounts of herbs [ 1 ]. Gupta PN Antileprotic action of an extract from Anantamul. The lists of important Ayurvedic preparations are given below:.


Ethnobotanical uses of H. Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by water extract of roots of H.

Leucoderma lignoids such as hemidesmininehemidesmin I and hemidesmin II are rare group of naturally occurring compounds present in leaves. It also contains new coumarino-lignoid-hemidesminine, hemidesmin I and hemidesmin II50, six pentacyclic triterpenes including two oleanenesand three ursenes. Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha. Micropropagation studies of some medicinal plants of Hemidesmuus Ghats.

Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus for cultivation and production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde.

Research Article Hemidesmus indicus L. In the age of clinical medicines, main blockage to use clinical drugs is drug resistance. Isolation, purification and partial characterization of viper venom inhibiting factor from the root extract of the Indian medicinal plant sarsaparilla Hemidesmus indicus R.

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 hemideamus a thick coronal scale.