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Hemidesmus indicus



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English Names

Sanskrit Names

Hemidesmus indicus
R. Br. (Asclepiadaceae)

Indian Sarsaparilla

Anantamul, Sariva



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Hindu materia medica called this plant and Ichnocarpus fructescens under the name 'Sarivadvaya'. They are often used together and considered as similar. Many synonyms are mentioned in the literature. Under the name 'Nanari' it is much used in south India. It is considered as a substitute of 'Sarsaparilla'. Various kinds of 'ushbah' were mentioned Mohammedans physicians. It also founds in other systems of medicine.



It is occurring over the greater part of India, from the upper Gangetic plain eastwards to Assam and throughout central, western and southern India.


It is a slender, laticiferous, twining, sometimes prostrate or semi-erect shrub. Roots are woody and aromatic. The stem is numerous, slender, terete, thickened at the nodes. The leaves are opposite, short-petioled, very variable, elliptic-oblong to linear-lanceolate. The flowers are greenish outside, purplish inside, crowded in sub-sessile axillary cymes.


Roots contain ▀-sitosterol, 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde, a - amyrin, ▀ - amyrin and its acetate, hexatriacontane, lupeol octacosonoate, lupeol and its acetate.


It has antibacterial and antilithic activity. [Indian Perfumer, 1983, 27: 19; Proc. Indian Sci. Congr., 1981, IV, 156].


No adverse effect was reported on use of the volatile oil as medicine.


The drug has long enjoyed a reputation as tonic, alterative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic and blood purifier. It is employed in nutritional disorders, syphilis, chronic rheumatism, gravel and other urinary diseases and skin affections. It is administered in the form of powder, infusion or decoction as syrup. It is also an ingredient of several medicinal preparations. It is used as a substitute for Sarsaparilla (from Smilax sp.) and employed as a vehicle for potassium iodide and for purposes for which Sarsaparilla is used. A syrup is made from the roots is used as a flavoring agent and in the preparation of a sherbet, which is reported to have cooling properties.

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Part: Root

Traditional Ayurvedic Uses: blood purifier, skin conditions, acne general weakness, anti-diarrhea, anorexia, detoxification

Found in many medical and cosmetic facial packs, also called "Sugandha" because of the wonderful fragrance of these roots; should not be boiled. Excellent blood purifier. Combines well with manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) and guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia).

  • rheumatoid arthritis treatment
  • body detoxification 
  • cleanses digestive tract
  • poor circulation remedy  
  • increases internal warmth  
  • Fibromyalgia treatment
  • poor kidney function remedy  
  • poor digestion cure  
  • boost immune system  
  • increase metabolism
  • body muscle aches and pain relief  
  • rheumatic inflammation

Sariva is a good blood purifier and diaphoretic for rheumatic inflammation. Alternatively rheumatism is treated through purification of the blood, tissues and intestinal tract. Sariva has a wide range of cleansing qualities. It cleanses the blood, urinary tract of infections and inflammations, intestinal tract, colon, stomach, nervous system and mind. It has also been used for venereal diseases, herpes, skin diseases, arthritis, gout, epilepsy, insanity, chronic nervous diseases, abdominal distention, gas, debility, impotency, turbid urine, fever, constipation, scabies, ringworm, eczema, gonorrhea, syphilis, loss of appetite and leucorrhea.

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