Botanical Name: Achyranthes aspera Linn.
Sanskrit Name: Apamarga
English Name: Prickly chaff flower
Family: Amaranthaceae
Occurrence: Waste land
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

Entire plant, seeds


Medicinal uses:

Plant is pungent and used as purgative, diuretic and in the diseases of dropsy, bleeding piles, boils, skin eruptions , colic, snakebites, toothache, painful menses and Asthma. Infusion of roots is used as astingent. Seeds are uses as emetic and in hydrophobia and in enlarged spleen.


Chemical constituents :

 

Potassium Bi carbonate is present 21.5 % in leaves, 30% in branches,28.5% in root. Other minerals available in lime, salt, ferruos, and sulpher.
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