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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Medicinal Uses Bacteriostatic, anticancer, antiviral, antilithic, hypotensive, revies, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, spasmodic activities have been reported. Ethnotherapeutics of some medicinal plants used as antipyretic agents among the tribals of India. Isolation, purification and partial characterization of viper venom inhibiting factor from the root extract of the Indian medicinal plant sarsaparilla Hemidesmus indicus R. Indicusin-a pregnane diester triglycoside from Hemidesmus indicus R.

Hashim and Indira Balachandran.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Isolated shoots were rooted in half strength MS basal medium. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf cultures of Hemidesmus indicus R.

The chloroform and ethanol extracts were reported to possess antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger and weak antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliPseudomonas nidicus Hiremath et al. This review aims at providing an up-to-date overview of comprehensive account of the phytochemical investigation, therapeutic potential and pharmacological studies of Hemidesmus indicus.

Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus for indivus and production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde. Viper venum induced inflammation and inhibition of free radical formation by pure compound 2-hydroxy, 4-methoxy benzoic acid isolated and purified from H.


Improvement in clonal propagation of Hemidesmus indicus R. Database on Medicinal Plants Used in Ayurveda. The root extract has potent antiinflamatory, antipyretic and antioxidant properties Dutta et al.

Patnaik and Debata have reported micropropagation of H. 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, Central Research Institute, Trivandrum. Based on the market survey conducted by the author, it was found that the dried root of the plant costs Rs.

Terpenoids from Hemidesmus indicus.

Undicus explants from shoot cuttings of H. Journal of Plant Sciences Volume 3 2: Venom-induced coagulant and anticoagulant activity was also antagonized by the extract.

Hemidesminin, A new coumarino-Lignoid from Hemidesmus indicus R. Collection of indigenous knowledge and identification of endangered medicinal plants by questionnaire survey in Barind Tract of Bangladesh.

It contains various phytoconstituents belonging to the category glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, sterols and volatile oils. The compound 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzoic acid has antivenum and antioxidant properties Alam and Gomes, a.

Some important medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, India-A profile. Standardisation of vegetative propagation techniques in some of the medicinal plants grown in Kerala. Shoot cultures were rooted in quarter-salt-strength MS medium containing 9.

Anoop, A and M. In vitro propagation of some important Ayurvedic medicinal plants. Chemical structures of major compounds present in Hemidesmus indicus L. Periplocaceae is being used widely in Ayurvedic medicine.


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. Regeneration of plants from root segments derived from aseptic seedlings of Hemidesmus indicus R. The Wealth of India: Macro propagation of some important medicinal plants of Andhra Pradesh. Nair, Premalatha and P.

In vitro evaluation of inhibitory nature of extracts of plant species of Chhindwara against 3-keratinophilic fungi. It is used as a vital herb for healing many ailments and to treat diversified diseases.

Asclepiadaceae is a commonly known Indian Medicinal Plant, which is widely recognized in traditional systems of Medicine. Hemidesmus indicus was formerly placed under the family Asclepiadaceae, but recently based on the pollinial characters it was transferred to Periplocaceae.

Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants.

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

Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus L. In vitro biosynthesis of antioxidants from Hemidesmus indicus R. Hemidesmus ijdicus and Ichnocarpus frutescens.

The GC MS analysis of the residual oil showed the presence of over 40 minor constituents. Abstract The vast field of Ayurvedic science is gaining more importance and popularity throughout the world because indichs its amazing therapeutic value. It is quite common in open scrub jungles, hedges, uncultivated soil etc. Improvement in clonal propagation of H.