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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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Regeneration of Indian sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus R. How to cite this article: Evaluation of antioxidant properties of root bark of Hemidesmus indicus R.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Extracts significantly neutralized venom-induced lethality and haemorrhagic activity in rats and mice. The lists of important Ayurvedic preparations are given below:. Problems, Prospects and Future Strategies. The root extract demonstrated inhibitory activity against Mycobacterium leprae Gupta, and keratinophilic fungi Qureshi et al.

A particular morphotype with increased lupeol content was reported by George et al. Organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis were induced from callus initiated from leaf and stem explants cultured on MS and B5 media supplemented with 2,4-D, NAA, BA and kinetin. Ethnobiology in Human Welfare. Satheesh GeorgeK. In vitro biosynthesis of antioxidants from Hemidesmus indicus R. In their experiment auxins or cytokinin individually failed to initiate shoot buds from root segments. Hemidesmua plant is also reported to have anticancer, antihepatotoxic Mandal, ; Hartwell, and antibiotic activities Joshi and Nagar, Non-timber forest produce in the economy he,idesmus tribals of Nallamalais.


Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by Hemidesmus indicus R. Macro propagation of some important medicinal plants of Andhra Pradesh. Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by water extract of roots of H. Addition of low concentrations of ammonium nitrate increased the internodal length and thickness of shoots.

Ether extract of the root exerts some inhibitory effect on the growth of Escherichia coli. Ushbanindi, Yasmine barri, Aushbahe nindi; Punj.: Pregnane glycosides from Hemidesmus indicus.

Anoop Austin Root and root-stock of Hemidesmus indicus R. Biodiversity Documentation for Kerala. Indidus, Dhanwamthararishta, Balamritham, Saribadyasavam, Anuthaila, Amrithadi enna, Aswagandhadi yamaka, Gandha taila, Chandanadi taila, Triphaladi taila, Dhanwamthara taila, Neeleedaladi taila, Pinda taila, Balaswagandhadi taila, Manjishtadi taila, Madhuyashtyadi taila, Mahabala taila, Lakshadi taila, Sanni enna, Sidharthadi taila, Agragrahyadi kashaya, Jeevanthyadi kashaya, Triphalamarichadi mahakashaya, Dasamoolabaladi maha kashaya, Drakshadi kashaya, Dhanwamthara kashaya, Mahathiktha kashaya, Mridweekadi kashaya, Vidaryadi kashaya, Satavaryadi kashaya, Saribadi kashaya, Marmagudika, Manasamithra vataka, Kalyanaka ghritha, Jathyadi ghritha, Dadhika ghritha, Naladadi ghritha, Panchagavya ghritha, Pippalyadi ghritha, Brihachagaladi ghritha, Mahakalyanaka ghritha, Mahakooshmandaka ghritha, Mahathiktha ghritha, Vasthyamayanthaka ghritha, Varahyadi ghritha, Madhusnuhi rasayana.

Improvement in clonal propagation of H. Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus for cultivation and production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde. Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha. Production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde using root cultures of Hemidesmus indicus. Central Research Institute, Trivandrum. The root bark also possess antioxidant activity Ravishankara et al.


The chloroform and ethanol extracts were reported to possess antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger and weak antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliPseudomonas aeruginosa Hiremath et al. This plant is found throughout India growing under mesophytic to semi dry conditions in the plains and up to an altitude of m.

Venom-induced coagulant and heimdesmus activity was also antagonized by the extract.

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

In vitro clonal propagation through bud culture of Hemidesmus indicus L. Some unique ethnomedicinal uses of plants used by the Korku tribe of Amravati district of Maharashtra, India. Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus L.

Pharmacognostic investigation on Indian Sarsaparilla, its substitutes and adulterants. Determination of 2-hydroxymethoxybenzaldehyde in roots of Decalepis hamiltonii Wight and Arn. Nair, Premalatha and P. Pharmacognostical studies on the inducus of Decalepis hamiltonii Wt. Antimicrobial studies on essential oils of H. Abstract The vast field of Ayurvedic science is gaining more importance and popularity throughout the world because of its amazing therapeutic value.

Some plant species screened for energy, hydrocarbons and phytochemicals. Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus Family: