Achyranthes aspera L.
Botanical Name: Achyranthes aspera L.
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Species: A. aspera
English Name(s): Snake's Tail
Common Nepali Name(s): Apamarga, Datiun (Nepali), Churut jahar (Chepang), Ulta Chirchri (Danuwar), Naksirkas(Darai), Datiwan(Magar), Kakarlatha (Satar).
Trade name: Ke-inokozuchi (Japanese)
Principal Chemical constituents: Achyranthes aspera contains triterpenoid saponins which possess oleanolic acid as the aglycone. Ecdysterone, an insect moultinghormone, and long chain alcohols are also found in Achyranthes aspera.
Habitat: distributed throughout the tropical region between 100-2900 m.
The plant is aused as diuretic, laxative, expectorant, carminative, stomachic, anti-inflamatory and haematinic. It I also useful in asthma, dyspepsia, colic, skin diseases, cardiac disorder and anaemia. Seed powder is used in the treatment of bleeding piles.
We provide the raw of Achyranthes aspera in different size and shapes as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use jute bags, carton boxes etc. for packing.