Creepers: Hemidesmus indicus – Asclepiadaceae

Creepers: Hemidesmus indicus – Asclepiadaceae
SKU: AH27

Vernacular name

English – Indian sarasaparilla

Parts Used

 

Tuberous roots

 

Uses

The tuberous root is reputed for its cooling and blood purifying action and is hence used to make refreshing drinks. Blood purifier, for skin diseases and leprosy, expectorant, febrifuge. This is the main ingredient in “Pindathailam”, a well known medicine widely used in arthritis and gout.