AN OVERVIEW ON INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE OF ACHYRANTHES ASPERA


Veena Sharma, Urmila Chaudhary

Abstract


Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Amaranthaceae family) a medicinal plant is found throughout India as an annual herb. In this plant many antioxidants like alkaloids, terpenoids, saponins etc. of various pharmacological properties are present. Many chemical constituents have also been isolated from this plant by various techniques. All chemical constituents and pharmacological properties are responsible for the treatment of various human disorders. In the present review, complete updated information about Achyranthes aspera pharmacological, phytochemical and ethnobotanical uses is provided. The above information about A. aspera may be helpful to researchers in further research.

Keywords: Achyranthes aspera, Anticancer, Antioxidants, Medicinal plants.


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Title

AN OVERVIEW ON INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE OF ACHYRANTHES ASPERA

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23-12-2014

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Vol 2, Issue 1, 2015 Page: 7-19

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Veena Sharma
Banasthali University
India

Urmila Chaudhary
Banasthali University


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