Holarrhena antidysenterica is one of the best known herb used for diarrhoea. In chronic diarrhoea & to check blood coming from stool, Holarrhena antidysenterica should be given with Isobgol, caster oil or Indrayav. According to Ayurveda, the Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is useful in treatment of piles, skin diseases and biliousness. The Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is used externally in case of skin troubles. The Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is mostly mixed with cow urine and applies it in affected parts. In treatment of urinary troubles, the Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is given with cow milk. The fresh juice of Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is considered good to check the diarrhoea. In bleeding piles Decoction of Holarrhena antidysenterica bark with Ginger checks mucus & blood. Application of Holarrhena antidysenterica useful in Arthritis & Osteoarthritis. The Holarrhena antidysenterica bark is used in chest affections and as a remedy in diseases of the skin and spleen Holarrhena antidysenterica is a well known herb for amoebic dysentery and other gastric disorders.
Hemidesmus indicus root is an excellent substitute for sarsaparilla, and much used among the natives, being sold in the bazaars for this purpose. Hemidesmus indicus is employed particularly for the thrush in children, giving about a drachm every morning and evening of the powder fried in butter. Dried and reduced to powder Hemidesmus indicus and mixed with honey, it is reckoned a good specific in rheumatic pains and boils; and, in decoction with onions and cocoanut-oil, is internally recommended in haemorrhoids, and simply bruised and mixed with water in diarrhoea. Ainslie states that the root is mucilaginous and slightly bitter, and is recommended by the Tamool doctors in cases of strangury and gravel, being pulverised and mixed with cow's milk; they also give it in decoction with cummin-seeds to purify the blood and correct the acrimony of the bile. A decoction of Hemidesmus indicus is also prescribed by European practitioners in cutaneous diseases, scrofula, and venereal affections. Dr O'Shaughnessy repeatedly experimented upon the roots, and found their diuretic properties very remarkable. Two ounces infused in a pint of water, and allowed to cool, was the quantity usually employed daily; and by such doses the discharge of urine was generally trebled or quadrupled. Hemidesmus indicus also acted as a diaphoretic and tonic, greatly increasing the appetite. Dr Pereira says the root is brownish externally, and has a peculiar aromatic odour, somewhat like that of sassafras. Hemidesmus indicus has been employed as a cheap and efficacious substitute for sarsaparilla in cachectic diseases, increasing the appetite and improving the health. In some cases Hemidesmus indicus has succeeded where sarsaparilla has failed.