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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Zaiyana, Ausaba lunnara; Beng.: Antipyretic use of this plant has also been reported Singh and Kumar, Hemidesmus indicus was formerly placed under the family Asclepiadaceae, but recently based on the pollinial characters it was transferred to Periplocaceae. Ayyanar and Ignacimuthu have reported traditional uses of H.

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

Jain and Singh and Kothari and Moorthy have reported the use of this plant by tribes hemideskus Ambikapur district, Madhya Pradesh and Raigard district in Maharashtra respectively. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research.

Abstract Hemidesmus indicus L. Some plant species screened for energy, hydrocarbons and phytochemicals. Preliminary studies of pharmacological properties of Anantmul Hemidesmus indicus. Sahoo has reported the use of H. Fascicles of Flora of India. Leaves of the basal parts of the shoots are linear to lanceolate.

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Highest shoot multiplication rate of 8. Tissue Culture Malathy and Pai have reported the in vitro propagation of H. Hence this review was carried out to explore the hidden potential and its uses, towards the benefit of mankind.

Cell culture derived Hemidesmus indicus in the prevention of hypercholesterolemia revoew normal and hyperlipidaemic rats. Indicusin-a pregnane diester triglycoside from Hemidesmus indicus R. The aqueous ethanolic extract of root collected during flowering hemidesmmus was found to possess significant antiulcer activity Anoop and Jagadeesan, Microsporum gypseumChrysosporium tropicum and Trichophyton terrestre were evaluated Sekar and Francis, Rajasab and Isaq have reported the use of H.

Somatic embryogenesis was dependent on the type of explant, growth regulators and age of callus.

Pregnane glycosides from Hemidesmus indicus. Tissue culture of medicinal plants: Radiation protection of Indjcus and membrane in vitro by extract of Hemidesmus indicus. Chemical structures of major compounds present in Hemidesmus indicus L.

Journal of Biological Sciences. Further, it also protects radiation-induced DNA damage.


Some preliminary observation on antiinflammatory properties of Hemidesmus indicus in rats. Pharmacognostical investigation on Indian Sarasaparilla Part I.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants. Some important medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, India-A profile. The compound 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzoic acid has antivenum and antioxidant properties Alam and Gomes, a. Caulogenic ability of the nodes decreased with increasing maturity. In vitro propagation of Hemidesmus indicus.

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

Morphology The stems and branches which twine insicus are profusely laticiferous, elongate, narrow, terete and wiry of a deep purple or purplish brown colour with the surface slightly ridged at the nodes. Jayanthi and PatilSharma and YelneYelne et al. Fruit two straight slender narrowly cylindrical widely divergent follicles.