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Review on Achyranthes Aspera

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Author(s): Varuna km*, Khan M.U., Sharma P.K.

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 714;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Immunomodulators | fatty acids | Biological control | Nephrotoxicity | Wound healing Achyranthes aspera/Latjira/Prickly chaff.

ABSTRACT
Achyranthes aspera Linn (Amaranthaceae), commonly known as apamarga, is a commonly available plant in India. It is traditionally known as Latjira, and Prickly chaff. Different constituents are find in different part of the Achyranthes aspera (eg. Saponins A and B, amino acids, hentriacontane, hormones ecdysterone and Petrol extract of shoot 17-pentatriacontanol). Some alkaloids and fatty acids are also indicates. therefore its use in the treatment of different type of acute and chronic disease.whole plants of Achyranthes aspera have pharmacological activity. The claims were gathered by interviewing traditional healers, especially women.
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