Author(s): Dilip Kumar Sharma1*, Nandini Sharma1, Rajni Jain1 and Shafkat Rana2
The species of Achyranthes (fam. Amaranthaceae) is an important herbaceous weed plant has wide range of pharmacological and phytochemical properties. Several bioactive compounds have been isolated from different parts of plants contain ssaponins A, B, sugars like D-glucose, L-rhamnose, oleanolic acid and ecdysterone. These different parts of plant used as expectorant, stomach tonic, laxative, anti-helmintic, diuretic, linthontriptic, sudorific, demulcent, antiinflammatory and haematinic in indigenous medicine. The plant has antiviral, antibacterial activity, antifertility, anti-diabetic, spasmolytic to smooth muscle, diuretic and purgative. The plant has medicinal and ethno-botanical properties that make it more valuable in tribal and rural community.