Hemidesmus indicus is amongst herbs that are widely used in the Ayurvedic form of therapeutic science. It is used individually as well as in combination with other herbs for addressing issues related to skin, kidneys, digestion, respiratory system, immune system, and joints.
Other names of Hemidesmus indicus: Hemidesmus indicus is also known as Sveta Sariva or Ananthamoola in traditional Ayurveda which means “endless roots”. Other names for Hemidesmus indicus include Indian sarsaparilla, Naruneendi, Nannari, Haaluballi, Kapoori, Kshirini, Anant Vel and Maeen Mool to name a few. Its roots resemble those of Sarsaparilla, therefore, it is also called the false sarsaparilla.
How does Hemidesmus indicus look like? Hemidesmus indicus is a perennial vine, which trails on the ground and climbs by means of tendrils growing in pairs from the petioles of the alternates, orbicular to ovate, evergreen leaves. Its tuberous rootstock reaches up to 3 meters. The flowers have 5 petals, which are green on the outer side and purple to yellow on the inner side. Its stem and branches twine anticlockwise, and are profusely laticiferous, elongate, narrow, teret and wiry of deep purple or purplish brown color. The roots are woody, slender and smell similar to camphor. Hence, the plant is also known as Kapoori. It generally occurs on sub-ravine slopes, twining on shrubs and trees.
What are the Health benefits of Hemidesmus indicus?
It is one of the Rasayanas in Ayurveda, as it is anabolic in effect.
Improves the functioning of nerves, thus helping as a nerve-tonic
Improves the functioning of joints, urinary system, and respiratory system
Helps to boost the immune system to fight bacteria and microbes
Improves skin health
Clinical Research: Number of studies have been conducted to identify the therapeutic proficiency of Hemidesmus indicus over the years in managing several medical conditions such as immune deficiency, digestive issues and renal diseases.1,2,3
We, at Biogetica, aim to provide solutions that work holistically. We research all the possible ingredients and combine the best so that they work synergistically to help bring the body back to balance. To make the most of this amazingly beneficial ingredient with numerous clinically verified therapeutic properties, we’ve included this natural extract in several of our protocols that help support the functioning of various systems of your body. Some of them include:
Dr Khyati Dave is a licensed Homeopathy Physician and Nutritional Consultant. With Biogetica, she has witnessed many patients, who had otherwise given up hope, heal faster supplemented by our natural methods. She considers consulting Biogetica patients her primary responsibility and honour. She often writes about nutrition, natural treatment methods and diet. Her mission is to apply her medical talents to help each patient heal faster and do her best to give the immunity of patients with so called ‘incurable’ diseases a fighting chance.