Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Phytochemical & Pharmacognostical Profile of Achyranthes aspera
Author(s): Anand Kumar and Koushlesh Kumar Mishra
Abstract: The plant Achyranthes aspera is widely used in Ayurvedic system of medicine as Antidiabetic, Antiasthmatic, diuretic, Antiviral, Anticarcinogenic, toothbrush, appetizer and cure gastric disorders. Roots are used in treatment of snake bites. The present study deals with the Pharmacognostical & Phytochemical study of the plant “Achyranthes aspera” for its identification and to distinguish it from the co-existing weeds and adulteration. In the present investigation, microscopical characters are evaluated and different parameters are applied for the physico-chemical studies include evaluation of colour, consistency of different extracts, extractive value, ash value, moisture content, fluorescence analysis and also qualitative phytochemial screening was performed. Since there is no proper information regarding this plant, our efforts were devoted to study the pharmacognostical and phytochemical properties of this plant. Thus, present study revealed the plant extract contains different chemical constituents like alkaloid, phenolic compound, saponin, flavonoid, proteins & amino acids. So this study was undertaken for proper identification, collection and investigation of the plant.
How to cite this article:
Anand Kumar and Koushlesh Kumar Mishra. Phytochemical & Pharmacognostical Profile of Achyranthes aspera. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 394-398.