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PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF AERVA LANATA: A PERSPECTIVE REVIEW

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Author(s): Gajalakshmi S | Vijayalakshmi S | Devi Rajeswari V

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 28;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Maharshi Ayurved | Amaranthaceae | Pashanabeda | Demulcent | Ehrlich ascites carcinoma | Nephroprotective.

ABSTRACT
India has the richest bio-resource of medicinal plants that have long life history of application in the treatment of diseases from the ancient times. The drugs that are obtained from the medicinal plants have been well favored by the people because of its treatment efficacy which is less when compared to the modern drugs but causes lesser side effects. This advantage lead the research field of pharmacy to discover more potent plants of medicinal value and the discovery of the active constituents that are responsible for causing the pharmacological action on human body. The active constituents from the medicinal plants are more effective and do not cause any side effects. This review encompasses especially on the medicinal plant Aerva lanata which possess the pharmacological properties includes anti-microbial, anti-hepatotoxicity, antioxidant effect etc. This review would be helpful to the young researchers in knowing the pharmacology of the plant to discover more functions out of it.

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