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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Morphogenesis, direct regeneration and somatic embryogenesis, Horticulture-new technologies and applications. The lists of important Ayurvedic preparations are given below:. The root bark also possess antioxidant activity Ravishankara et al. Jayanthi and PatilSharma and YelneYelne et al. Isolation, purification and partial characterization of viper venom inhibiting factor from the root extract of hemdesmus Indian medicinal plant sarsaparilla Hemidesmus indicus R.

Vegetative propagation of Hemidesmus indicus R. Plants used by the tribals of plain land in India for revie and scalp preparation: The vast field of Ayurvedic science is gaining more importance and popularity throughout the world because of its amazing therapeutic value.

Patnaik and Debata have reported micropropagation of H.

Formation of shoots from the proximal end of root segments was observed on the medium with cytokinins and alpha-naphthalene-acetic acid within 2 to 3 weeks. Fruit two straight slender narrowly cylindrical widely divergent follicles. Steroids in cultured tissues and mature plant of Hemidesmus indicus RBr.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus | International Journal of Current Research

Stamens five, inserted near base of corolla with distinct filaments and small connate oblong anthers ending hemisesmus inflexed appendages. 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, Pharmacognostical studies on the root of Decalepis hamiltonii Wt. In vitro propagation of some important Ayurvedic medicinal plants. The milky latex of the plant is used for relieving inflammation in the eye.


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Market Trends Retail market price-fresh root-Rs. Improvement in clonal propagation of Hemidesmus indicus R. Journal of Plant Sciences, 3: Studies on triterpenoids from the roots of H. Anantmool, Upalsari, Dudhasali; Ori. Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by water extract of roots of H.

Indicusin-a pregnane diester triglycoside from Hemidesmus indicus R. Non-timber indkcus produce in the economy of tribals hfmidesmus Nallamalais. Ushbanindi, Yasmine barri, Aushbahe nindi; Punj.: Radiation protection of DNA and membrane in vitro by extract of H.

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

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 hemidesmu, Dhanwamthara kashaya, Mahathiktha kashaya, Mridweekadi kashaya, Vidaryadi kashaya, Satavaryadi kashaya, Saribadi kashaya, Indicsu, 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.


Organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis were induced from callus initiated from leaf and stem explants cultured on MS and B5 media supplemented with 2,4-D, NAA, BA and kinetin.

International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research. Pregnane glycosides from Hemidesmus indicus.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Fascicles of Flora of India. Terpenoids from Hemidesmus indicus.

Our Other Journals 1. Ethnobotanical Pharmacognostical and Cultivation studies of Hemidesmus indicus R. The present review deals with studies undertaken in various aspects of this plant in the areas of morphology, anatomy, pharmacology, chemistry and ethnobotany along with medicinal uses. Antipyretic use of this plant has also been reported Singh and Kumar, The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.

Some important medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, India-A profile. The ethanolic extract was reported to be effective chemoprotective agent and prevented oxidative stress and tumour in skin Sultana et al.

In their experiment auxins or cytokinin individually failed to initiate shoot buds from root segments. Further, it also protects radiation-induced DNA damage. Ethnobotanical uses of H.

Folk medicines of Sattordem Village of Goa. Possible role in protection against free radicals-induced cutaneous oxidative stress and tumor promotion.

Micropropagation studies of some medicinal plants of Western Ghats.