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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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Pistil is bicarpellary, with free ovaries, many ovuled with distinct medicinxl. Oral treatment with the ethanol extract of H. Methanolic root extract of H. Satheesh GeorgeK. Modern day medicine already accepted herbalism as a form of alternative medicine.

The compound 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzoic acid has antivenum and antioxidant properties Alam and Gomes, a.

Hemidesmus indicus: A Rich Source of Herbal Medicine

The root extract has potent antiinflamatory, antipyretic and antioxidant properties Dutta et al. Seeds many, flat, oblong, with a long tuft of white silky hairs Aiyer, ; Prasad and Wahi, ; Warrier et al. Periplocaceae is being used widely in Ayurvedic medicine.

Mesopotamians in BC listed many plants for their medicinal uses. Antinociceptive activity of alcoholic extract ofHemidesmus indicusR. New Coumarino-lignoids from Hemidesmus indicus R. Database on Medicinal Plants Used in Ayurveda. Modulation of biochemical parameters by Hemidesmus indicus in cumene hydroperoxide-induced murine skin: Fascicles of Flora of India.


Antimicrobial and phytochemical studies on 45 Indian medicinal plants against multi-drug resistant human pathogens. Views Read Edit View history.

Hemidesmus indicus – Useful Tropical Plants

Journal of Plant Sciences Volume 3 2: Fruits are two straight slender narrowly cylindrical widely divergent follicles. Hemidesmus indicus and Ichnocarpus frutescens. Isolated shoots were rooted in half strength MS basal medium. The flowers are greenish outside, purplish inside, medicinwl in sub-sessile axillary cymes. Ushbanindi, Yasmine barri, Aushbahe nindi; Punj.: Phytochemical Studies Chemical composition of the volatiles of H.

Origin of Ayurveda has been traced back to 5, BC, originating as an oral tradition and later as medical texts.

Ethno medico botanical survey of Ambikapur district, M. In some cases, alcohol was used as a narcotic for patients undergoing operation [ 4 hemiesmus.

Protective effect of Hemidesmus indicus against Rifampicin and Isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Collection of indigenous knowledge and identification of endangered medicinal plants by questionnaire survey in Barind Tract of Bangladesh.

Hemidesmus indicus is used to make beverages and also used in traditional medicine. It also chelates iron and has reducing power. Plants used by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation: Patnaik and Debata have reported micropropagation of H.

Indicusin-a pregnane diester triglycoside from Hemidesmus indicus R. The leaves contain tanninsflavonoidshyperosiderutin and coumarino. These in vitro assays indicate that the extract contains constituents that can be a significant source hmidesmus natural antioxidant [ 12 ].


Possible role in protection against free radicals-induced cutaneous oxidative stress and tumor promotion. There are vast experience-based evidences for many of these drugs. Pregnane glycosides from Hemidesmus indixus. It is a slender, laticiferous, semi-erect endangered shrub; specifically known for its immense medicinal values.

Singh has reported the use of H. So, hemidesnus resistance somehow hampers random emdicinal of clinical medicines anymore; putting forward more use of herbal medicine. Guidelines Upcoming Special Issues. Standardisation of vegetative propagation techniques in some of the medicinal plants grown in Kerala. Some unique ethnomedicinal uses of plants used by the Korku tribe of Amravati district of Maharashtra, India.

Some important medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, India-A profile. Ether extract of the root exerts some inhibitory effect on the growth of Escherichia coli.

Hemidesmus indicus

Observations on in vitro propagation of Sariva Hemidesmus indicus R. Vegetative propagation of Hemidesmus indicus R. Antimicrobial studies on essential oils of H. It varies in large range; from traditional medicines of ancient times to present day standardized herbal drugs.