Hemidesmus indicus 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 also used in many other forms, especially as refreshing syrup with sugar and a dash of lemon.
It is believed that the extracts from this root help in increasing semen count, purifying blood and neutralising poison. Indian Sarsaparilla works as a diuretic and emetic, and has anti-inflammatory properties..Some experimental studies have displayed the beneficial effect of the extract of this root.
||Sugandhipala, Gadisugandhi, Muttavapulagamu