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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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.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Our Other Journals 1. Seeds many, flat, oblong, with a long tuft of white silky hairs Aiyer, ; Prasad and Wahi, ; Warrier et al.

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. Shoot cultures were rooted in quarter-salt-strength MS medium containing 9.

The seed germination percentage was The ethanolic extract was reported to be effective chemoprotective agent and prevented oxidative stress and tumour in skin Sultana et al.


Asclepiadaceae is a commonly known Indian Medicinal Plant, which is widely recognized in traditional systems of Medicine. Addition of hemidezmus concentrations of ammonium nitrate increased the internodal length and thickness of shoots.

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, Several studies are being carried towards its activities like analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, hepatoprotective, antioxidant and helicobactericidal properties.

Plants used against cancer survey. Organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis were induced from callus initiated from leaf and indidus explants cultured on MS and B5 media supplemented with 2,4-D, Hfmidesmus, BA and kinetin.

Revieww note on Ethnobotany, USA. Journal of Biological Sciences. Nodal explants from shoot cuttings of H. Chemical structures of major compounds present in Hemidesmus indicus L. User Username Password Remember me.

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

How to cite this article: Hashim and Indira Balachandran. Research Article Hemidesmus indicus L. Asclepiadaceae Triterpenoids from the roots of Hemidesmus indicus R. Jayanthi and PatilSharma and YelneYelne et al. Patnaik and Debata have reported micropropagation of H.

Hemidesmus indicus and Ichnocarpus frutescens. Hashim and Indira Balachandran, The plant is also reported to have anticancer, antihepatotoxic Mandal, ; Hartwell, and antibiotic activities Joshi and Nagar, Tissue culture of medicinal bemidesmus Effect of cryopreservation on seed germination of H.


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

Ushbanindi, Revew barri, Aushbahe nindi; Punj.: The Wealth of India: Synonym s Periploca indica L. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf cultures of Hemidesmus indicus R.

Micro and macro morphological studies of the vegetative and reproductive characters together with phytochemical studies of the accessions from different agroclimatic zones of India have been reported by George et al.

Based on the market survey conducted by the author, it was found that the dried root of the plant costs Rs. Non-timber forest produce in the economy of tribals of Nallamalais. Rapid elongation of shoot buds was observed upon transfer of the responding root segments to half strength MS medium.

The root extract demonstrated inhibitory activity against Mycobacterium leprae Gupta, and keratinophilic fungi Qureshi et al.