Botanical Name: Hemidesmus indicus
Common Name: Anantmool, Indian Sarsaparila
Part Used: Root
Use in Ayurved: Sariva is a potent blood purifier herb.It ‘cleans’ the blood, stops itching and reduces supperation. It is used in eczema, erysipelas, psoriasis, urticaria caused due to heat and aggravated pitta. Sariva is mentioned in ‘Stanyashodhana’ gana (helps to treat abnormalities of lactation). It maintains pregnancy & prevent habitual miscarriages. Sariva helps to relieve stress by inducing an overwhelming sensation of relaxation, euphoria and tranquility. It is also useful in fever, thirst and vomiting.