International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Review Papers | Botany | India | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021


Aerva lanata (Linn.) Juss. ex. Schult as a Complete Plant Drug for Human Health - A Review

Dr. Anilkumar K. K [2]


Abstract: Aerva lanata, commonly known as ?Mountain Knotgrass? or ?Khadir? is a versatile plant with a rich history of medicinal applications in traditional and folk medicine systems across various regions. This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the medicinal uses of aerva lanata, drawing from a wide range of ethnobotanical, phytochemical, and pharmacological studies. Aerva lanata, is a resilient, drought-resistant herb found in arid and semi-arid regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia. The plant possesses a wealth of bioactive compounds, including flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, and essential oils, which contribute to its medicinal properties. Traditional healers and local communities have utilized Aerva lanata for generations to treat a diverse array of health conditions. The therapeutic potential of Aerva lanata is diverse and encompasses its application in the management of various ailments, including diabetes, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory problems, skin ailments, and inflammatory conditions. The plant?s extracts have exhibited significant antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties, which can be attributed to its phytochemical constituents. This review compiles and discusses the scientific evidence supporting the traditional uses of Aerva lanata and its potential as a source of new therapeutic agents. It underscores the need for further research, including pharmacological investigations and clinical trials, to validate the safety and efficacy of Aerva lanata in modern medicine. As interest in traditional and natural remedies continues to grow, Aerva lanata holds promise as a valuable resource for the development of novel pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.


Keywords: Aerva lanata,antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,


Pages: 1520 - 1522


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