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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Production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde using root cultures of Hemidesmus indicus. It contains various phytoconstituents belonging to the category glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, sterols and volatile oils. Antimicrobial studies on essential oil of Hemidesmus indicus R.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Ethnomedicinal plants used against lecorrhoea at Bargarh district in Orissa India. Effect of cryopreservation on seed germination of H. Callus induced on MS medium containing 2,4-D and kinetin 1 mg L -1 developed somatic embryos upon transfer to half strength Reviee basal medium. Seeds many, flat, oblong, with a long tuft of white silky hairs Aiyer, ; Prasad and Wahi, ; Warrier et al.

Tissue culture of medicinal plants: Improvement in clonal propagation of Hemidesmus indicus R. Regeneration of plants from root segments derived from aseptic seedlings of Hemidesmus indicus R. Leaves of the basal parts of the shoots are linear to lanceolate. Based on the market survey conducted by the author, it was found that the dried root of the plant costs Rs.


Morphological and phytochemical characterisation of different accessions of Hemidesmus indicus L. Hashim and Indira Balachandran, Effects of cryopreservation on seed germination of selected rare medicinal plants of India. Protective effect of Hemidesmus indicus against Rifampicin and Isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. In vitro clonal propagation through bud culture of Hemidesmus indicus L.

Antimicrobial activity of various extracts of Striga sulphurea and Hemidesmus indicus.

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

Regeneration of Indian sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus R. Ethnobotany in human welfare of Raigard district in Maharashtra State, India. Pharmacological Studies The ethanol extract of H. Pharmacognostical studies on the root of Decalepis hamiltonii Wt. Caulogenic ability of the nodes decreased with increasing maturity. Fascicles of Flora of India. Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus Family: Some unique ethnomedicinal uses of plants used by the Korku tribe of Amravati district of Maharashtra, India.

Ethno medico botanical survey of Ambikapur district, M. Plants used by the tribals of plain land in India for hair and scalp preparation: Ethnobotanical Pharmacognostical and Cultivation studies of Hemidesmus indicus R.

With all these potential benefits, this plant is not widely utilized. Oral treatment with gemidesmus ethanol extract of H. Banerjee and Pal and have reported the use of this plant by the tribals of plain land in India undicus hair and scalp preparation. The plant is also used against various skin diseases Anonymous, and in the treatment of acne vulgaris Lalla et al. In vitro biosynthesis of antioxidants from Hemidesmus indicus R. Studies on steroids in cultured tissues and mature plant of H.


Collection of indigenous knowledge and identification of endangered medicinal plants by questionnaire survey in Barind Tract of Bangladesh. New Coumarino-lignoids from Hemidesmus indicus R.

The lists of important Ayurvedic preparations are hrmidesmus below:. Steroids in cultured tissues and mature plant of Hemidesmus indicus RBr. The chloroform and ethanol extracts were reported to possess antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger and weak antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliPseudomonas aeruginosa Hiremath et al.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus | International Journal of Current Research

University, Anantapur Andhra Pradesh, India. Second and third visible nodes 0. The plant is also reported to have anticancer, antihepatotoxic Mandal, ; Hartwell, and antibiotic activities Joshi and Nagar, The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.

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This plant is found throughout India growing under mesophytic to semi dry conditions in revifw plains and up to an altitude of m. Since the beginning of human civilization, medicinal plants have been used by mankind for its therapeutic value. The volatiles obtained by steam distillation yield, 0. Hence this review was carried out to explore the hidden potential and its uses, towards the benefit of mankind.