Achyranthes aspera L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: Plant is boiled, and the water drunk as an antipyretic, by the Guyana Patamona. Plant is boiled and the water used as an antiseptic or for washing the skin as treatment for cold sweat, by the Guyana Patamona. Plant is mixed with leaves of Gossypium and Lantana, boiled and used for herbal bath, by the Guyana Patamona. Plant is dried, boiled, and the water drunk as a treatment for back pain, by the Guyana Patamona. Plant is boiled, and the water drunk as a treatment for influenza, by the Guyana Patamona.

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Range. China, Taiwan, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, My­anmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Myan­mar, found in Magway and Yangon.

Uses. Leaf, Flowering Spike, Seed: Used as an emetic and antiasthmatic.
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Origin:
Throughout the tropical and subtropical regions, up to an altitude of 2100m, in the southern Andaman Islands.

Action:
Astringent, pectoral (ashes of the plant used in asthma and cough), diuretic, hepatoprotective, emmenagogue.
The flowers,---- ground and mixed with sugar, are given for menorrhagia.
Roots—astringent, haemostatic.
Seeds—emetic; used for biliousness.
Essential oil— antifungal.

Toxicity:
Benzene extract of the plant exhibited abortifacient activity.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Achyranthes aspera L.
Término aceptado: 01-Sep-2017