Certified Organic Anantmul (Hemidesmus indicus)
AYURVEDIC NAME: Anantmul BOTANICALLY: Hemidesmus indicus KNOWN AS: Indian sarasaparilla OTHER NAMES: Indian sarasaparilla (English), Anantamul (Hindi), Namadaballi (Kannada), Nannan (Malayalam), Nannari (Tamil), Sugandipala (Telugu)
CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF THE TREE: A perennial, slender, wiry shrub with a woody root-stock, and many slender stems with thick nodes. Leaves – simple, opposite, variable (elliptic and linear), white above and silvery white beneath. Flowers – greenish, purple in opposite leaf axils. Fruits – slender, cylindrical, 10 cm long, and tapering at the apex. Seeds – black, flat, ovate-oblong. Root – dark-brown, coma silvery white, cracked transversely and fissured longitudinally. Strong, pleasant smell and taste.
Geographically where it grows: Grows throughout India Useful part: Roots, leaves, stems Harvesting time: Harvested in autumn and dried for later use
ORGANOLEPTIC IDENTIFICATION: TASTE: Sweet, Bitter QUALITY: Heavy, oily, unctuous POTENCY: Cold POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT: Sweet
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