ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

Achyranthes aspera: A MEDICINAL PLANT OF THE HIMALAYAS

ABSTRACT

 

Achyranthes aspera is known as Apamarga in Sanskrit. Other common regional names are Apang (Bengali), Kalakar (Malayalam), Agadha (Marathi), Apamarga (Sanskrit),Chirchita (Hindi), Aghedi (Gujarati), Nayurivi (Tamil). It contains precious medicinal properties and is used traditionally for the treatment of high blood pressure (Hypertension), high glucose level (Diabetes), dysentery, cough, rheumatism etc. Apamarga herb is found as a weed all over India. This paper gives the literary information regarding the different uses of Apamarga in Vedic Vaangmaya and Samhita Granths in India. Its pharmacological properties have been decribed along with dosage in broad range of curative applications.

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