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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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. Problems, Prospects and Future Strategies. Improvement in clonal propagation of H. Pistil bicarpellary, ovaries henidesmus, many ovuled with distinct styles.

An organic acid isolated from root extract possesses viper venum inhibitory activity Alam et al. Antimicrobial studies on essential oils of H.

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

Isolated shoots were rooted in half strength MS basal medium. Hemidesmus indicus and Ichnocarpus frutescens. Standardisation of vegetative propagation techniques in some of the medicinal plants grown in Kerala.

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Research Article Hemidesmus indicus L. Morphological and phytochemical characterisation of different accessions of Hemidesmus indicus L.

Indicusin-a pregnane diester triglycoside from Hemidesmus indicus R. Steroids in cultured tissues and mature plant of Hemidesmus indicus RBr. Observations on in vitro propagation of Sariva Hemidesmus indicus R.

The plant is also reported to have anticancer, antihepatotoxic Mandal, ; Hartwell, and antibiotic activities Joshi and Nagar, Cell culture derived Hemidesmus indicus in the prevention of hypercholesterolemia in normal and hyperlipidaemic rats.

Regeneration of plants from root segments derived from aseptic seedlings of Hemidesmus indicus R.

Ethnobotanical review of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.

Highest shoot multiplication rate of 8. Ethnobotanical uses of H. Since the beginning of human civilization, medicinal plants have been used by mankind for its therapeutic value.

Morphology The stems and branches which twine anticlockwise are profusely laticiferous, elongate, narrow, terete and wiry of a deep purple or purplish brown colour with the surface slightly ridged at the nodes. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf cultures of H. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf cultures of Hemidesmus indicus R.

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Folk medicines of Sattordem Village of Goa. Hashim and Indira Balachandran, Preliminary studies of pharmacological properties of Anantmul Hemidesmus indicus. Sahoo has reported the use of H. Viper venom neutralization by Indian medicinal plant Hemidesmus indicus and Pluchea indica root extracts.

Micropropagation studies of some medicinal plants of Western Ghats. Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus L. Extracts significantly neutralized venom-induced lethality and haemorrhagic activity in rats and mice.

Leaves of the basal parts of the shoots are linear to lanceolate. Anoop, A and M. In their experiment auxins or cytokinin individually failed to initiate shoot buds from root segments. Anoop Austin Caulogenic ability of the nodes decreased with increasing maturity. Radiation protection of DNA and membrane in vitro by extract of Hemidesmus indicus.

In vitro morphogenetic studies of Hemidesmus indicus R.