Hemidesmus indicus, Indian sarsaparilla is a species of plant that is found in South Asia. 1 Morphology; 2 Traditional uses; 3 Chemical constituents; 4 References Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Naruneendi Nannari; ^ Kottakkal, [ edited by]. Hemidesmus indicus Medicinal Rating, *. Habit, Climber. Height, m. Cultivation Status, Cultivated, Wild. Cultivation Details. Not known. Edible Uses. Sariva is known as Indian Sarsaparilla – Hemidesmus indicus. In Ayurveda system of Medicinal uses of Hemidesmus indicus – Kushtahara.

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Some important medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, India-A hemidesmu. Ethnobiology in Human Welfare. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology Pistil bicarpellary, ovaries free, many ovuled with distinct styles.

Use of herbal medicine is cheaper for its easy availability. It shows a slightly compact porous strand of wood at the centre enveloped by a massive cream coloured starchy tissue and a peripheral strip of light reddish brown rind Aiyer, ; Sharma et al. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 26 May Journal of Plant Sciences, 3: Chemical structures of major compounds present in Hemidesmus indicus L.


It should be distinguished from American Sarsaparilla Smilax aristolochiifolia Mill. Roots are woody and aromatic.

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Shoot cultures were rooted in quarter-salt-strength MS medium containing 9. Hashim and Indira Balachandran.

The flowers are greenish outside, purplish inside, crowded in sub-sessile axillary cymes. Anantmool, Upalsari, Dudhasali; Ori. Zaiyana, Ausaba lunnara; Beng.: In vitro evaluation of inhibitory nature of extracts of plant species of Chhindwara against 3-keratinophilic fungi.

Studies on triterpenoids from the roots of H.

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Also more research must be carried on toxic side effects of using any herbal drugs. Research Article Hemidesmus indicus L.

Jagtap and Singh, New Coumarino-lignoids from Hemidesmus indicus R. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf cultures of Hemidesmus indicus R.

Hemidesminin, A new coumarino-Lignoid from Hemidesmus indicus R. It is quite common in open scrub jungles, hedges, uncultivated soil etc. Observations on in vitro propagation of Sariva Hemidesmus indicus R. Rajasab and Sues have reported the use of H. Pharmacognostical investigation on Indian Sarasaparilla Part I.


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Indicusin-a pregnane diester hemidesmux from Hemidesmus indicus R. Fresh plant parts, juice or crude powder are also available. Different archaeological evidences indicate use of medicinal plants approximately five thousand years ago.

Plants used by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation: Retrieved 14 March Pharmacognostic investigation on Indian Sarsaparilla, its substitutes and adulterants.