Sanskrit name: Kshirini
Botanical name: Hemidesmus indicus
Habitat: It is native to South Asia.
- Rasa (taste): Sweet, bitter
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post digestive effects): Sweet
- Doshas (constitution): Balances Pitta, Vata and Kapha
Indian sarsaparilla is known to be used by tribal people to treat common cold, headaches and fever. Ayurveda recommends this herb can help in treating rheumatism, skin ailments, physical weakness.