Volume No. :   11

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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A Pharmacological Review on Achyranthes aspera



Address:   Chithra Namasivayan, Selvakumar Selvaraj, Vidhya Kameshwari, Abraham Nimmy, Sangeetha Sundaramoorthy
Department of Microbiology, St. Peters Institute of Higher Education and Research Avadi, Chennai-600054 India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5836.2019.00028.4

ABSTRACT:
Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Family: Amaranthaceae) is a perennial herb occurs naturally throughout India. It is commonly known as Chaff Tree, Prickly- chaff Flower, Rough-chaff Tree. Seeds, roots and shoots of this plant are the most important parts which are used medicinally. The present article gives an account of updated information on its pharmacological properties such as antimicrobial activity, anti-viral activity, antiparasitic activity, snake venom activity, immunostimulatory activity and various other important medicinal properties. For the last few decades or so, extensive research work has been done to prove its biological activities and pharmacology of its extracts.
KEYWORDS:
Antimicrobial activity, antiviral activity, antiparasitic activity, snake venom activity, immunostimulatory activity
Cite:
Chithra Namasivayan, Selvakumar Selvaraj, Vidhya Kameshwari, Abraham Nimmy, Sangeetha Sundaramoorthy. A Pharmacological Review on Achyranthes aspera. Res. J. Pharmacology & Pharmacodynamics.2019; 11(4):159-164.
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