Pharmacognostic Studies of Apamarga Beeja and Patra (Achyranthes aspera Linn.)
Yogesh H. Girigaon, Dr. Satej Banne, Nalinikanta Parida
Journal Title:GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS
Apamarga is one of the commonly used herbs in India. It is also extensively used in the Indian systems of medicines i.e.
Ayurveda in the treatment of many diseases like arsha, dadru, kandu, shula etc. The scientific name of Apamarga is
Achyranthes aspera Linn., belongs to the family Amaranthaceae. Morphologically seed was pale green while seed was
pale brown. Microscopically leaf showed epidermis and collenchymal cells. In present study the detailed pharmacognostic study of Achyranthes
aspera Linn. seed and leaf were carried out to lay down the standards which could be useful in future experimental studies. The study includes
macroscopy, microscopy, preliminary phytochemical screening and physico-chemical evaluation.