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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In vitro evaluation of inhibitory nature of extracts of H.

How to cite this article: The lists of important Ayurvedic preparations are given below:. The aqueous ethanolic extract of root collected during flowering season was found to possess significant antiulcer activity Anoop and Jagadeesan, Banerjee and Pal and have reported the use of this plant by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation.

Leaves of the basal parts of the shoots are linear to lanceolate. Ether extract of the root exerts some inhibitory effect indicuw the growth of Escherichia coli. Journal of Plant Sciences Volume 3 2: This review aims at providing an up-to-date overview of comprehensive account of the phytochemical investigation, therapeutic potential and pharmacological studies of Hemidesmus indicus.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Preliminary studies of pharmacological properties of Anantmul Hemidesmus indicus. Ethnotherapeutics of some medicinal plants used as antipyretic agents among the tribals of India. Rapid elongation of shoot buds was observed upon transfer of the responding root segments to half strength MS medium.

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The root hemideskus also possess antioxidant activity Ravishankara et al. Synonym s Periploca indica L. Effect of cryopreservation on seed germination of H. Rajasab and Isaq have reported the use of H. Possible role in protection against free radicals-induced cutaneous oxidative stress and tumor promotion. With all these potential benefits, this plant is not widely utilized. Stamens hemidesmue, inserted near base of corolla with distinct filaments and small connate oblong anthers ending in inflexed appendages.


Market Trends Retail market price-fresh root-Rs. Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus for cultivation and production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde. Pharmacological Studies The ethanol extract of H. Ethno medico botanical survey of Ambikapur district, M.

Studies on triterpenoids from the roots of H. In vitro clonal propagation through bud culture of Hemidesmus indicus L. Based on the market survey conducted by the revkew, it was found that the dried root of the plant costs Rs.

Second and third visible nodes 0. In vitro evaluation of inhibitory nature of extracts of plant species of Chhindwara against 3-keratinophilic fungi. Greenish yellow to greenish purple outside, dull indicis to light purplish inside, calyx deeply five lobed, corolla gamopetalous, about twice the calyx, Stamens five, inserted near base of corolla with a thick coronal scale. Patnaik and Debata have reported micropropagation of H. Antimicrobial studies on essential oil of Hemidesmus indicus R.

Regeneration of Indian sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus R. Steroids in cultured tissues and mature plant of Hemidesmus indicus RBr. Studies on steroids in cultured tissues and mature plant of H.

Hhemidesmus vitro morphogenetic studies of Hemidesmus indicus R. Shoot cultures were rooted in quarter-salt-strength MS medium containing 9. Morphogenesis, direct regeneration and somatic embryogenesis, Horticulture-new technologies and applications. Medicinal plants are being widely used, either as single drug or in combination in health care delivery system.

The root extract demonstrated inhibitory activity against Mycobacterium leprae Gupta, and keratinophilic fungi Qureshi et al. The plant is also used against various skin diseases Anonymous, and in the treatment of acne vulgaris Lalla et al. Chemical composition of the volatiles of Hemidesmus indicus R.


Phytochemical Studies Chemical composition of the volatiles of H. Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of Hemidesmus indicus R. Jain and Singh and Kothari and Moorthy have reported the use of this plant by tribes of Ambikapur district, Madhya Pradesh and Raigard district in Maharashtra respectively.

Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by water extract of roots of H.

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Proceedings of the Ethnobiology in human welfare: The GC MS analysis of the he,idesmus oil showed the presence of over 40 minor constituents. Asclepiadaceae is a commonly known Indian Medicinal Plant, which is widely recognized in traditional systems of Medicine. Pharmacognostical investigation on Indian Sarasaparilla Part I.

Antibiotic activity of some Indian medicinal plants. Production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde using root cultures of Hemidesmus indicus. Asclepiadaceae Triterpenoids from the roots of Hemidesmus indicus R. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies on Sariva Hemidesmus indicus [Linn. Dasamoolarishta, 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 hemidesmua, 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.