Anantmool (Hemidesmus indicus) means "everlasting root." Anantamul is a traditional herb in the Apocynaceae family. Because of the biological activities attributed to its various parts, it is used throughout the Indian subcontinent. Anantmool roots are used to treat a wide range of illnesses. It has stronger medicinal potential and is utilized in many ayurvedic treatments.

It is known as Indian sarsaparilla in English. It is known in Hindi as Anantamul or Anantmool, Urdu as Ushba Hindi, Persian as Ushbahindi, and Sanskrit as Sariva. It's a traditional folk medicine that's used in Ayurvedic and Unani preparations.

All parts of Anantmool have been used as crude drugs, but the root is the most commonly used due to its diverse biological, medicinal, and phytopharmaceutical properties. 

Anantmool Roots has several benefits, some of which include:

Benefits of Anantmul as an antibacterial agent:

Anantamul root has antibacterial activity against the bacteria Escherichia coli. The has the potential to be used to treat infections in clinics. 

Advantages of Anantamul as a Cardioprotective Agent:

  • Anantamul root may have cardioprotective (anti-arrhythmic) activity. Flavonoids, tannins, and saponins found in the root are thought to be responsible for this cardioprotective activity. Anantamul (Sarasparilla) root may also help to lower serum cholesterol levels. 

Anantamul has hepatoprotective properties:

  • Anantamul (Sarasparilla) root may have hepatoprotective properties. Anantamul's free radical scavenging ability protects the liver from free radical-mediated oxidative stress. Anantamul (Sariva) may also show promising results as a hepatoprotective in alcoholics. 

Anantamul's Advantages in Blood Glucose Management:

Oral administration of Anantamool root helps control blood sugar levels and restore the glucose metabolising enzyme. 

Benefits of Anantamul in skin diseases:

  • Anantamool may have wound healing and anti-leprotic properties. Anantamul's affinity for blood (raktdhatu) may help to clear acne and inflammation on the skin. Skin diseases have been treated with a polyherbal ayurvedic formulation containing Anantamul as its main ingredient.

Apart this, Anantmool (Anantmul) benefits also includes: 

  • It is excellent for issues relating to the teeth.
  • It heals baldness and promotes hair growth.
  • Anantmool helps alleviate joint pain and lessens the burning sensation.
  • Due to the Dosha-balancing properties of anantmool, which function holistically on the body and mind.
  • It is also traditionally used to purge the mind of unpleasant emotions like wrath and impatience.
  • It helps in hair growth and treats baldness.
  • Anantmool reduces burning sensation and also helps in treating joint pain.

Anantmool Recipe: A Delicious super cooling drink : How to consume Anantmool?

1. Take 1 litre of water, and mix about 100 grams of Anantmool (Sarasparilla) powder into it. Mix Well. and keep it aside for 2 to 3 hours.

2. Now Add 5 cups of Jaggery (or as per Taste) into it and bring the whole mixture to a boil.

3. Let it boil for half an hour and keep stirring in between. It should have syrup consistency. Cool the Syrup. and store it in a container. it can be used for about 1 week.

4. Take this 3-4 tablespoon of syrup in a glass. Add chilled water, lemon juice, and few ice cubes. Mix well and enjoy a cool, refreshing drink.