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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Folk medicines of Sattordem Village of Goa. Antimicrobial and phytochemical studies on 45 Indian medicinal plants against multi-drug resistant human pathogens.

Hashim and Indira Balachandran. Anoop, A and M. Sahoo has reported hwmidesmus use of H. Pharmacognostic investigation on Indian Sarsaparilla, its substitutes and adulterants. The plant is also used against various skin diseases Anonymous, and in the treatment of acne vulgaris Lalla et al. Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of Hemidesmus indicus R. Extracts significantly neutralized venom-induced lethality and haemorrhagic activity in rats and mice.


Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Antileprotic action of an extract from Anantamul. Hemidesmus indicus and Ichnocarpus frutescens. Hemideamus indicus was formerly placed under the family Asclepiadaceae, but recently based on the pollinial characters it was transferred to Periplocaceae. Flowering Plants of Kerala, A Handbook. The aqueous ethanolic extract of root collected during flowering season was found to possess significant antiulcer activity Anoop and Jagadeesan, The lists of important Ayurvedic preparations are given below:.

In vitro propagation of Hemidesmus indicus. The volatiles obtained by steam distillation yield, 0. Ethnobotany in human welfare of Raigard district in Maharashtra State, India. Some unique ethnomedicinal uses of plants used by hemidexmus Korku tribe of Amravati district of Maharashtra, India. Micropropagation studies of some medicinal plants of Western Ghats. A Review Satheesh GeorgeK. Studies on triterpenoids from the roots of H. An organic acid isolated from root extract possesses viper venum inhibitory activity Alam et al.


Regeneration of plants from inricus segments derived from aseptic seedlings of Hemidesmus indicus R. In vitro evaluation of inhibitory nature of extracts of plant species of Chhindwara against 3-keratinophilic fungi.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus | International Journal of Current Research

Anantmool, Upalsari, Dudhasali; Ori. Antimicrobial activity of various extracts of Striga sulphurea and Hemidesmus indicus.

Hemidesmus indicus is a widely used shrub in Indian folk medicine and considered as magical spiritual dream herb in Ayurvedic medication. Viper venom neutralization by Indian medicinal plant Hemidesmus indicus and Pluchea indica root extracts.

The history of its medicinal importance dates back to ancient hemidesmjs. Clinical trials of ayurvedic formulations in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Pharmacognosy of Ayurvedic Drugs of Travancore, Cochin.

Micro and macro morphological studies of the vegetative and indichs characters together with phytochemical studies of the accessions from different agroclimatic zones of India have been reported by George et al. Pharmacognostical investigation on Indian Sarasaparilla Part I. Standardisation of vegetative propagation techniques in some of the medicinal plants grown in Kerala. Possible role in protection against free radicals-induced cutaneous oxidative stress and tumor promotion.


Seeds many, flat, oblong, with a long tuft of white silky hairs Aiyer, ; Prasad and Wahi, ; Warrier et al. Ethnomedicinal plants used against lecorrhoea at Bargarh district in Orissa India. Rapid elongation of shoot buds was observed upon transfer of the responding root segments to half strength MS medium.

Somatic embryogenesis was dependent on the type of explant, growth regulators and age of callus. Radiation protection of DNA and membrane in vitro by extract of Hemidesmus indicus.