Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000740
Title: Review on Achyranthes Aspera
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Research Article
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    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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    Varuna km*, Khan M.U., Sharma P.K.

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    Department of pharmaceutical technology,Meerut Institute of Engineering Technology, Baghpat  by-pass road,Meerut-250005

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    Varuna KM 
    Department of pharmaceutical technology,Meerut Institute of Engineering Technology, Baghpat by-pass road Meerut-250005

    Received on: 04-10-2009; Revised on: 09-12-2009; Accepted on:15-02-2010

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    Varuna km*, Khan M.U., Sharma P.K.

    Title:Review on Achyranthes Aspera
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (April)
    Page No: (714-717)
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    Methodology: Immunomodulators, Nephrotoxicity, Wound healing activity
    Research Materials:Achyranthes aspera


Immunomodulators fatty acids Biological control Nephrotoxicity Wound healing Achyranthes aspera/Latjira/Prickly chaff

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