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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Hemidesmus indicus?
If you know websites containing any information about Hemidesmus indicus please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Hemidesmus indicus and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Hemidesmus indicus.


Hemidesmus indicus basic info
Scientific Name: Hemidesmus indicus (L.) W. T. Aiton.
Family: Apocynaceae.
Genus: Hemidesmus.
Common names in English: Indian-sarsaparilla.
For common names of Hemidesmus indicus in different languages - See link
Description: Hemidesmus indicus is a species of plant that is found in South Asia. It is used to make beverages and also used in traditional medicine. The extracts from the root are used as a coolant and a blood-purifier and is used in many forms, especially as refreshing syrup with sugar and a dash of lemon (Sharbat), and is served at most small refreshment shops in South India. - for more info about Hemidesmus indicus See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Hemidesmus indicus
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Hemidesmus indicus in other websites
Hemidesmus indicus common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Hemidesmus indicus - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Hemidesmus indicus - See link.


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