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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
Abstract


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.

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