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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The history of its medicinal importance dates back to ancient times. Pharmacognostical studies on the root of Decalepis hamiltonii Wt. Banerjee and Pal and have reported the use of this plant by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation. Singh has reported the use of H. Among them, nerolidol 1. Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus Family: Radiation protection of DNA and membrane in vitro by extract of Hemidesmus indicus. Jagtap and Singh, Research Article Hemidesmus indicus L.

Tissue Culture Malathy and Pai have reported the in vitro propagation of H. Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants. Effect of cryopreservation on seed germination of H. Journal of Biological Sciences. 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 hemidesjus George et al.

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

Isolated shoots were rooted in half strength MS basal medium. Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by Hemidesmus indicus R. Effects of cryopreservation on seed germination of selected rare medicinal plants of India. Antimicrobial and phytochemical studies on 45 Indian medicinal plants against multi-drug resistant human pathogens.


Hashim and Indira Balachandran. Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus for cultivation and production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde. Addition of low concentrations of ammonium nitrate increased the internodal length and thickness of shoots. In vitro propagation of Hemidesmus indicus.

Possible role in protection against free radicals-induced cutaneous oxidative stress and tumor promotion. Determination of 2-hydroxymethoxybenzaldehyde in roots of Decalepis hamiltonii Wight and Arn.

Hashim and Indira Balachandran, Ethnomedicinal plants used against lecorrhoea at Bargarh district in Orissa India.

Hemidesmus indicus was formerly placed under the family Asclepiadaceae, but recently based on the pollinial characters it was transferred to Periplocaceae. Nair, Premalatha and P. In vitro propagation of some important Ayurvedic medicinal plants. Steroids in cultured tissues and mature plant of Hemidesmus indicus RBr. Seeds many, flat, oblong, with a long tuft of white silky hairs Aiyer, ; Prasad and Wahi, ; Warrier et al. Improvement in clonal propagation of H.

Hemidesmus indicus is a widely used shrub in Indian folk medicine and considered as magical spiritual dream herb in Ayurvedic medication. The plant is also reported to have anticancer, antihepatotoxic Mandal, ; Hartwell, and antibiotic activities Joshi and Nagar, Radiation protection of DNA and membrane in vitro by extract of H.

With all these potential benefits, inxicus plant is not widely utilized. Ethnobotanical Pharmacognostical and Cultivation studies of Hemidesmus indicus R.


Synonym s Periploca indica L. University, Anantapur Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Plant Sciences, 3: The root extract has potent antiinflamatory, antipyretic and antioxidant properties Dutta et al. 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, It has been reported as useful in biliousness, blood diseases, dysentery, diarrhoea, respiratory disorders, skin diseases, syphilis, fever, leprosy, leucoderma, leucorrhoea, hemidezmus, bronchitis, asthma, eye diseases, epileptic fits in children, kidney and urinary disorders, loss of appetite, burning sensation, dyspepsia, nutritional disorders, ulcer and rheumatism.

Anantmool, Upalsari, Dudhasali; Ori. Antileprotic action of an extract from Anantamul.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Ethno medico botanical survey of Ambikapur district, M. Some unique ethnomedicinal uses of plants used by the Korku tribe of Amravati district of Maharashtra, India.

The Wealth of India: Chemical structures of major compounds present in Hemidesmus indicus L. Periplocaceae is being used widely in Ayurvedic medicine. Ethnobotany practices among Mising tribes in Dhemaji District of Assam.

Hence this review was carried out to explore the hidden potential and its uses, towards the benefit of mankind. Observations on in vitro propagation of Sariva Hemidesmus indicus R. Some important medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, India-A revisw.