Hemidesmus indicus (Linn) 

Vernacular Name: Sinhala: Iramusu; Eng: Indian Sarsaparilla; Sans: Anantamul;
Part Used: Root.
Chemical Constituents: coumarin, essential oil, starch, tannic acid, triterpenoid saponins
Uses: which has been used as folk medicine and as ingredient in Ayurvedic and Unani preparations against diseases of blood, inflammation, diarrhoea, respiratory disorders, skin diseases, syphilis, fever, bronchitis, asthma, eye diseases, epileptic fits in children, kidney and urinary disorders, loss of appetite, burning sensation and rheumatism etc.     It has also been used in combination with other drugs for snake bite. Recently, this plant was used to treat viper venom (haemotoxic)-induced lethality and against hypercholesterolaemia in hyperlipidaemic rats.