ACHYRANTHES ASPERA ONE OF IMPORTANT MEDICINAL PLANT OF INDIAN FLORA

Subhashish Tripathy, Pragya Seth, Raveendra Singh Kushtwar

Abstract


Achyranthes aspera is a weed belong to family (Amaranthaceae) commonly found throughout India is famous for its vast medicinal property. This plant commonly known as “Devil’s Horsewhip” by local people and its seeds, roots and shoots are being utilized by tribal people for various medicinal properties. It is taken as significant position in the all conventional system of medicine in India. In the present review article we have made a humble effort to make update information on its numerous Phytochemical and pharmacological property. This incredible medicinal plant has been use for astringent, cooling agent, abortifacient emetic, hepatoprotective, purgative, laxative, ant periodic, diuretic, antiasthma tic,anti-allergic and other miscellaneous medicinal problems. Achyranthes aspera is one of the influential Ayurvedic herbs and have been used to organize special medicine like Kshara.  This current review attempt has been done to explain the botanical, ethno medicinal, pharmacological and Phytochemical property of Achyranthes aspera to medicinal science arena

Keywords: Achyranthes aspera, pharmacological property, astringent, Aurveda, , purgative


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24018/10.24018/iijmps.2018.v1i1.22

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