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

Pharmacognosy of Ayurvedic Drugs of Travancore, Cochin. Formation of shoots from the proximal end of root segments rreview observed on the medium with cytokinins and alpha-naphthalene-acetic acid within 2 to 3 weeks. Antibiotic activity of some Indian medicinal plants. Banerjee and Pal and have reported the use of this plant by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation.

Hemidesmus indicus and Ichnocarpus frutescens. Since the beginning of human civilization, medicinal plants have been used by mankind for its therapeutic value.

Improvement in clonal propagation of H. Somatic embryogenesis was dependent on the type of explant, growth regulators and age of callus. The aqueous ethanolic extract of root collected during flowering season was rfview to possess significant antiulcer activity Anoop and Jagadeesan, Standardisation of vegetative propagation techniques in some of the medicinal plants grown in Kerala.


Root and root-stock of Hemidesmus indicus R. Ethnomedicinal plants diversity in Sonbhadra district of southern Uttar Pradesh, India-utilization and conservation.

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Hemidesmus indicus was revew placed under the family Asclepiadaceae, but recently based on the pollinial characters it was transferred to Periplocaceae. Highest shoot multiplication rate of 8.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Nair, Premalatha and P. How to cite this article: Effect of cell culture derived H. Biochemical studies on the anti-ulcerogenic potential of Hemidesmus indicus R.

The vast field of Ayurvedic science is gaining more importance and popularity throughout the world because of its amazing therapeutic value. The ethanolic extract was reported to be effective chemoprotective agent and prevented oxidative stress and tumour in skin Sultana et al. Morphological and phytochemical characterisation of different accessions of Hemidesmus indicus L. Cell culture derived Hemidesmus indicus in the prevention of hypercholesterolemia in normal and hyperlipidaemic rats.

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. Plants used by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation: It has been reported as useful in biliousness, blood diseases, dysentery, diarrhoea, respiratory disorders, skin diseases, syphilis, fever, leprosy, leucoderma, leucorrhoea, itching, bronchitis, asthma, eye diseases, epileptic fits in children, kidney and urinary disorders, loss of appetite, burning sensation, dyspepsia, nutritional disorders, ulcer and rheumatism.


Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus L. Journal of Plant Sciences, 3: In vitro propagation of Hemidesmus indicus. Ethnomedicinal plants used against lecorrhoea at Bargarh district in Orissa India. Asclepiadaceae is a commonly known Indian Medicinal Plant, which is widely recognized in traditional systems of Medicine.

Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. A Review – SciAlert Responsive Version

Market Trends Retail market price-fresh root-Rs. Micropropagation and production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde using root cultures of H.

Enhancement in the absorption of water and electrolytes from rat intestine by water extract of roots of H. Periplocaceae commonly known as Indian Sarsaparilla is a diffusely twining undershrub having numerous slender wiry laticiferous branches with purplish brown bark. Ether extract of the root exerts some inhibitory effect on the growth of Escherichia coli. Some preliminary observation on antiinflammatory properties of Hemidesmus indicus in rats. Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of Hemidesmus indicus R.

New Coumarino-lignoids from Hemidesmus indicus R. Production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde using root cultures of Hemidesmus indicus. Patnaik and Debata have reported micropropagation of H. Hashim and Indira Balachandran. Ayyanar and Ignacimuthu have reported traditional uses of H.