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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Clinical Research

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2023)

The effectiveness of chaff flower against snake bite. (Achyranthes aspera)


Kalpana Ghorpade and Sandip Badadhe


Achyranthes aspera is a common plant for snake venom. Ethanol extracts of leaves of the plant Achyranthes aspera were evaluated using an in vitro assay. Snakebites are a major problem in rural areas of tropical countries, and research has shown that the plant Achyranthes aspera. Aspera acts as an anti-venom against snakebites. They are mainly called chaff flowers. Achyranthes aspera belongs to the Amaranthus family, and the species Aspera is found in India, tropical Asian countries, and other parts of the world. It has 1-3 feeds of tough erect perennials with simple oval leaves. Further pharmacological studies have shown that some medicinal activities include anti-parasitic, cardiovascular, renoprotective, anticancer, anti-snake venom, wound healing, cardiovascular, spermicidal, liver It was found to have protective activity, diuretic activity, etc. The flower color of this plant is yellowish, greenish-white. Square stems and branches 0.2-2.0 m high, often purplish, petioles 1.2-3 cm long, sepals 4 mm long, nuts about 2 mm long, oval. It is black and has a hole. Its structure mainly contains achyranthes chemical substances and also triacontanol, saponins, flavonoids, tannins, etc. Grind the dried stems into fine powder with a mortar and pestle.

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How to cite this article:
Kalpana Ghorpade and Sandip Badadhe. The effectiveness of chaff flower against snake bite. (Achyranthes aspera). Int. J. Pharmacogn. Clin. Res. 2023;5(1):16-21. DOI: 10.33545/2664763X.2023.v5.i1a.26