Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--5

Pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies of Achyranthes aspera linn.


A Krishnaveni1, Santh Rani Thaakur2 
1 Depatment of Pharmacognosy, Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tiruchanoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Deparment of Pharmacology, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam, (Women's University), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
A Krishnaveni
Depatment of Pharmacognosy, Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tiruchanoor, Andhra Pradesh
India

The whole plant of Achyranthes aspera  has been used as remedy for a number of diseases such as dropsy, strangury, cough, kidney stones, dysentery and bowel complaints, According to traditional practice, a kheer prepared from the seeds of this plant is used to treat brain disorders. An attempt was made to fix the macroscopical, microscopical parameters of the leaf quantitative microscopy, physical constants, and behaviour of the powder with chemical reagents and preliminary qualitative phytochemical studies of Achyranthes aspera  were investigated. The phytochemical tests revealed the presence of sterols, flavanoids tannins and carbohydrates.


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Krishnaveni A, Thaakur SR. Pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies of Achyranthes aspera linn..Ancient Sci Life 2006;26:1-5


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Krishnaveni A, Thaakur SR. Pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies of Achyranthes aspera linn.. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2006 [cited 2023 Feb 3 ];26:1-5
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