PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND HPLC ANALYSIS OF THE WHOLE PLANT OF ACHYRANTHES ASPERA (LINN) OBTAINED FROM VINDHYA REGION OF U.P. INDIA
*Brij Raj Singh
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Amaranthaceae is a cosmopolitan family consisting of 64 genera and about 800 species, mostly abundant in tropical regions of America, Africa, and India .The family represented by herbs and few shrubs,
contains most of the important allergic species. Achyranthes aspera
Linn, Family: Amaranthaceae or its common name Apamarga is a stiff, erect herb, found commonly as a weed throughout India up to an
altitude of 900 m. An abundance of traditional herbal medicine practice has been adopted for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of various diseases. Many such practices were experimentally proved
depicting the scientific insight following their traditional acceptance.
At present, outlooks are high about natural products. Achyranthes aspera has been reported to passes number of medicinal properties. The current study
describes some phytochemical investigations and HPLC analysis undertaken on the whole plant of Achyranthes aspera Linn. The samples for research were collected from Vindhya hills region of Utter Pradesh India.