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ACHYRANTHES ASPERA LINN. (CHIRCHIRA): A MAGIC HERB IN FOLK MEDICINE

DOI: 10.7439/ijbar.v2i6.36

Keywords: Achyranthes aspera , Chirchira , Traditional and folk remedies , Ailments

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Prickly chaff (achyranthes aspera linn) herbs are vital source of drugs from the ancient time holding the scenario of the Indian system of medicine.Achyranthes aspera linn known as chirchira in hindi is an indigenous herb found in India, It has been used in almost all the traditional system of medicine, ayurveda, unani, and sidha from the ancient time . The tribal, rural, and aboriginal people our country commonly in this herb in various disorders. Achyranthes aspera leaves reported to have antimicrobial property so mostly used in the treatment of skin and teeth disorder.The present paper enumerates the ethnopharmacognostic, ethopharmacologic, traditional value and folk remedies of this herb, which may help the researchers to set their minds for approaching the utility, efficacy and potency of herb.

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