Achyranthes aspera L.

Achyranthes aspera is a species of plant in the Amaranthaceae family. It is distributed throughout the tropical world. It can be found in many places growing as an introduced species and a common weed. It is an erect much branched 30-90 cm tall herb with quardrangular branches thickened just above the node. Leaves simple, short petioled opposite, exstipulate, velvety tomentoes, 10-12 cm long and 7.5 cm wide, rounded at the apex, elliptic, ovate or orbicular. Flowers bracteates, small, in slender spikes, often 45 cm long, greenish. Fruit are easily disarticulating, oblong article. Flowering: May-July Parts Used: whole plant

Botanical Name: Achyranthes aspera L.
Family Name:    Amaranthaceae

Genus:             Achyranthes
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.

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