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Swati Dattatray Burungale
Dr. Kapil Malviya
Dr. Rajendra Patil


Medicinal plants, Aerva lanata, Phytochemicals, Pharmacology


A perennial undershrub with a prostrate or succulent growth habit, Aerva lanata (Linn.) Juss. ex Schult. is a member of the Amaranthaceae family and can be found growing 900 meters above sea level on mountain slopes. It is commonly known as Mountain knotgrass or Gorakhabooti in Hindi and is a gift from nature because of all of its healing properties. It is a member of the Pashanbheda family of plants that are used to treat kidney stones. It has a wide range of therapeutic uses in conventional and folk medicine across numerous geographical contexts. It contains a wide variety of phytochemicals, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, steroids, terpenoids, canthin-6-one and Î2-carboline alkaloids, which contribute to its broad spectrum of pharmacological actions. It is a treasure of nature due to its antiurolithiatic, diuretic, hepatoprotective, anticancer, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and countless other pharmacological properties. The goal of the current review is to give readers a thorough understanding of the description, ethnomedical applications, pharmacognostic characteristics, phytoconstituents, pharmacological, and tissue culture investigations that have been investigated to date

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