Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
Curve Top
Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-12
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2008.1.12
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

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

Anoop Austin

Medicinal plants are being widely used, either as single drug or in combination in health care delivery system. Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus (Family: Asclepiadaceae) is a commonly known Indian Medicinal Plant, which is widely recognized in traditional systems of Medicine. It contains various phytoconstituents belonging to the category glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, sterols and volatile oils. It has been reported as useful in biliousness, blood diseases, dysentery, diarrhoea, respiratory disorders, skin diseases, syphilis, fever, leprosy, leucoderma, leucorrhoea, itching, bronchitis, asthma, eye diseases, epileptic fits in children, kidney and urinary disorders, loss of appetite, burning sensation, dyspepsia, nutritional disorders, ulcer and rheumatism. Several studies are being carried towards its activities like analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, hepatoprotective, antioxidant and helicobactericidal properties. Further, it also protects radiation-induced DNA damage. With all these potential benefits, this plant is not widely utilized. Hence this review was carried out to explore the hidden potential and its uses, towards the benefit of mankind.
PDF References Citation Report Citation
  •    Analysis of the Phytochemical Content and the Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antioxidant Activities of the Roots, Stems and Leaves of Hemidesmus indicus, Ocimum sanctum and Tinospora cordifolia
How to cite this article:

Anoop Austin , 2008. A Review on Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. . Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 1-12.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2008.1.12






Curve Bottom