Scindapsus Officinalis: A Comprehensive Review Kaushik Dhirender, Kaushik Pawan*, Tuteja Ruby, Choudhary Balram- International Journal of Pharmaceutical Erudition Aug 2012, 2(2), 18-27 – Review Article –
The oldest remedies known to mankind are herbal medicines. India is known worldwide for its Ayurvedic treatment. Scindapsus officinalis (ROXB.) Schott, Araceae is often used traditionally for erectile disorders, respiratory ailments (cough, bronchitis, pharyngitis, and asthma), worm infestation, dysentery, troubles of the throat, ozoena, rheumatism arthritis and diarrhoea It is also used as carminative, anthelmintic, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, antiprotozoal (fruit), hypoglycaemic (stem and fruit), anti-inflammatory,analgesic, antiasthmatic, cytostatic and antimicrobial steroids, flavonoids and terpenoid are characterized in the ethanolic extract of Scindapsus officinalis. This review describes the general information (distribution, and plant description), description (macroscopic and microscopic), chemistry, ethnopharmacology, traditional uses, medicinal uses, and other important information about the plant Scindapsus officinalis.


Pl. go through Scindapsus page (‎‎‎‎Araceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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