This communication records the ethnomedicinal uses of Achyranthes aspera in management of gynecological disorders in rural areas of Aligarh, Badaun, Bulandshahar, Farrukhabad and Hatharas districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, India. The claims were gathered by interviewing traditional healers, especially women, of the study area. Attempt was made to verify the efficacy of claims with actual beneficiaries, though it was not possible in all cases due to social customs. A total of twenty-three claims are recorded and twelve of them appear to be hitherto unknown.
Khan, Abdul Viqar and Khan, Athar Ali
"Ethnomedicinal Uses of Achyranthes Aspera L. (Amarantaceae) in Management of Gynaecological Disorders in Western Uttar Pradesh (India),"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2005
, Article 11.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2005/iss1/11