A review study on Achyranthes aspera (Amaranthaceae)-A valuable medicinal herb
Achyranthes aspera L. is known as Chirchita and Latjeera in local language. It is belong to Amaranthaceaefamily.Theplantishighlyusedbytraditionalhealersintreatmentofcold,cough, asthma, boils, bronchitis, headache, colic, debility, dropsy, bleeding, dysentery, ear complications, leucoderma, pneumonia, renal complications, scorpion and snake bite and skin diseases etc. The present review describes some of the taxonomical classification, botanical characters, chemical constitutes and uses.
Fig.: Achyranthes aspera (Latjeera) with inflorescence