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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Ayurveda is traditional medicine system of Hindu Vedic tradition. Cell culture derived Hemidesmus indicus in the prevention of hypercholesterolemia in normal and hyperlipidaemic rats.

It is quite common in open scrub jungles, hedges, uncultivated soil etc. Venom-induced coagulant and anticoagulant activity was also antagonized by the extract. Moreover, it significantly enhanced antitumor activity of three commonly used chemotherapeutic drugs- methotrexate, 6-thioguanine, cytarabine [ 7 ].

It is one of the Rasayana plants of Ayurveda. Zaiyana, Ausaba lunnara; Beng.: Improvement in clonal propagation of Hemidesmus indicus R. Methoxy benzoic acid of H. Pregnane glycosides from Hemidesmus indicus. Mesopotamians in BC listed many plants for their medicinal uses. Morphological and phytochemical characterisation of different accessions of Hemidesmus indicus L. Research Article Hemidesmus indicus L.

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The bioactive extract should be standardized on the basis of active principle or major compounds along with fingerprints. Some important medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, India-A profile. Clinical medicines however use many plant-derived metabolites in pharmaceutical drugs, for example- opium, aspirin, digitalis, quinine etc; but scope of using herbal medicine medidinal more extended as it consists of many more unexplored herbs, minerals, fungal and algal products.


Quantitative Standards Foreign matter-Not more than 2. It is a slender, laticiferous, semi-erect endangered shrub; specifically known for its immense medicinal values. Folk medicines of Sattordem Village of Goa. Retrieved 26 May The Wealth of India: Ann Jose ankara escort.

Hemidewmus stem is numerous, slender, terete, thickened at the nodes. Ethnotherapeutics of some medicinal plants used as antipyretic agents among the tribals of India.

Antinociceptive activity of alcoholic extract ofHemidesmus indicusR. Comparative studies on anti-inflammatory activity of H.

Chemical composition of the volatiles of Hemidesmus indicus R. Some plant species screened for energy, hydrocarbons and phytochemicals. The roots of H. Pharmacognosy of Ayurvedic Drugs of Travancore, Cochin.

It also contains new coumarino-lignoid-hemidesminine, hemidesmin I and hemidesmin II50, six pentacyclic triterpenes including two oleanenesand three ursenes. Plants used against cancer survey. Fruits are two straight slender narrowly cylindrical widely divergent follicles. Anatomy Transverse section of the fresh root is circular with a fairly regular outline. Synonym s Periploca indica L. Phytochemical Studies Chemical composition of the volatiles of H.

Effect of cryopreservation on seed germination of H. 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. Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by water extract of roots of H. Determination of 2-hydroxymethoxybenzaldehyde in roots of Decalepis hamiltonii Wight and Arn.


Highest shoot multiplication rate of 8. Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by Hemidesmus indicus R. Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha. Mice were infected with Mycobacterium leprae and observed that cutaneous hypersensitivity stimulation was delayed.

Hemidesmus indicus: A Rich Source of Herbal Medicine

InWHO developed guidelines for assessment of herbal medicines. Ethnomedicinal plants diversity in Sonbhadra district of southern Uttar Pradesh, India-utilization and conservation. Anantmool, Upalsari, Dudhasali; Ori.

Chemical structures of major compounds present in Hemidesmus indicus L. Protective usew of Hemidesmus indicus against Rifampicin and Isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. The flowers are greenish outside, purplish inside, crowded in sub-sessile axillary cymes. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Part 1, Hemidesmus indicus R. Fascicles of Flora of India. In vitro propagation of some important Ayurvedic medicinal plants.

Roots are woody, slender and aromatic.