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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)

A brief review on the medicinal and phytochemical profiling of the Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Apamarga)

Author(s): Promila and VK Madan
Abstract: Medicinal plants contain secondary metabolites like polyphenols, flavonoids, triterpenoids etc. Which have significant antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Achyranthes aspera Linn. is very important medicinal plant and it belongs to the family Amaranthaceae. It is commonly known as Apamarga in Ayurveda and is found as a weed that has been traditionally used as diuretic, spermicidal, anti-allergic, cardiovascular, nephroprotective, antiparasitic, hypoglyceamic, analgesic anticoagulant, antiarthritic, antitumor antidepressant, wound Healing, antihepatocarcinogenic antinoniceptive and antipyretic. This present review article is about the magical pharmacological properties of Achyranthes aspera Linn. and different kinds of phytochemicals responsible for such properties.
Pages: 890-895  |  405 Views  24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Promila, VK Madan. A brief review on the medicinal and phytochemical profiling of the Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Apamarga). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):890-895.
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