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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In vitro biosynthesis of antioxidants from Hemidesmus indicus R. Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals Ann Jose ankara inddicus. Chemical structures of major compounds present in Hemidesmus indicus L. The ethanolic extract was reported to be effective chemoprotective agent and prevented oxidative stress and tumour in skin Sultana et al. Market Trends Retail market price-fresh root-Rs. Ethnobotanical Pharmacognostical and Cultivation studies of Hemidesmus indicus R.

A meidcinal morphotype with increased lupeol content was reported by George et al. Large numbers of Institutes or Universities are there too in India, carrying out research on herbal drugs and medicinal plants. Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants. Flowering Plants of Kerala, A Handbook. Radiation protection of DNA and membrane in vitro by extract of Hemidesmus indicus. Phytochemical Studies Chemical composition of the volatiles of H.

All these safety measurements can establish alternative medicine- herbal drugs in a better future scenario. Two of the ten most widely selling herbal medicines in developed countries, namely Allium sativum and Aloe barbadensis are both available in India. Hemidesminin, A new coumarino-Lignoid from Hemidesmus indicus R.


The seed germination percentage was It also contains new coumarino-lignoid-hemidesminine, hemidesmin I and hemidesmin II50, six pentacyclic triterpenes including two oleanenesand three ursenes.

In vitro evaluation of inhibitory nature of extracts of H. The drug was found to be safe and effective against E.

Hemidesmus indicus

Preliminary studies of pharmacological properties of Anantmul Hemidesmus indicus. Different archaeological evidences indicate use of medicinal plants approximately five thousand years ago.

Zaiyana, Ausaba lunnara; Beng.: Banerjee and Pal and have reported the use of this plant by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation. The leaves are chewed and are said to be refreshing; narrow leaved forms which are generally found in open country are preferred for this purpose Anonymous, Evaluation of antioxidant properties of root bark of Hemidesmus indicus R. The bioactive extract should be standardized on the basis of active principle or major compounds along with fingerprints.

InWHO developed guidelines for assessment of herbal medicines.

Meducinal other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Isolated shoots were rooted in half strength MS basal medium. The root is a substitute for sarsaparilla the dried root of the tropical species of SmilaxSmilacaceae ; in India Smilax aspera L. CCl 4 and paracetamol induced hepatic damage can be cured upto an extent too by H.

Hemidesmus indicus: A Rich Source of Herbal Medicine

Seeds were likely to be used as herbal medicines; have been found in archaeological sites of Bronze Age China of Shang Dynasty [ 3 ]. In southern states of India particularly Medifinal Nadusarsaparilla roots are called Maahali or Mahani Kizhangu and in its pickled form is also served along with rice dishes.

Fruits are two straight slender narrowly cylindrical widely divergent follicles. In vitro clonal propagation through bud culture of Hemidesmus indicus L. Chloroform extract of H. Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by water extract of roots of H. Chemical composition of the volatiles of Medicinsl indicus R. Journal of Plant Sciences. In vitro propagation of Hemidesmus indicus. Retrieved from ” https: Micro and macro morphological studies of the vegetative and reproductive characters together with phytochemical studies of the accessions from different agroclimatic zones of India have been reported by George et al.


Plant-based medicines are derived from root, leave, fruit, bark and seed parts of plant. Plants used against cancer survey. Guidelines Upcoming Special Issues. Caulogenic ability of the nodes decreased with increasing maturity.

Ether extract of the root exerts some inhibitory effect on the growth of Escherichia coli.

Hemidesmus indicus – Wikipedia

Indian Journal of Leprosy Comparative studies on anti-inflammatory activity of H. Substitutes and Adulterants Roots of four species viz. Plants used by usrs tribals of medicinwl land in India for hair and scalp preparation: Terpenoids from Hemidesmus indicus. Callus induced on MS medium containing 2,4-D and kinetin 1 mg L -1 developed somatic embryos upon transfer to half strength MS basal medium. Fresh plant parts, juice or crude powder are also available.

It also chelates iron and has reducing power. Viper venom neutralization by Indian medicinal plant Hemidesmus indicus and Pluchea indica root extracts. Non-timber forest produce in the economy of tribals of Nallamalais.