Latin name : Hemidesmus indicus R. Br. (Asclepiadaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name : Anantamul, Sariva
Urdu Name : Ushba
General information :
Indian Sarsaparilla is known in Ayurveda as a tonic, alterative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic and blood purifier. It is beneficial in treating skin and urinary disorders.
The plant is found throughout Central, Western and Southern India.
Therapeutic constituents :
The coumarinolignoids hemidesmine and hemidesmin are the major chemical constituents of the herb, which give Indian Sarsaparilla its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits :
- Indian Sarsaparilla cools the urinary tract, which effectively alleviates the burning sensation during urination.
- The herb is also helpful in treating urinary infections and kidney disorders.
- As an antibacterial, Indian Sarsaparilla treats skin diseases and promotes skin healing.