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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 159) Last page : ( 164)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2019.00028.4

A Pharmacological Review on Achyranthes aspera

Namasivayan Chithra, Selvaraj Selvakumar, Kameshwari Vidhya, Nimmy Abraham, Sundaramoorthy Sangeetha*

Department of Microbiology, St. Peters Institute of Higher Education and Research Avadi, Chennai-600054, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sangeetha.sundaramoorthi@yahoo.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.

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.

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Keywords

Antimicrobial activity, antiviral activity, antiparasitic activity, snake venom activity, immunostimulatory activity.

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