Herbs are vital source of drugs from the ancient time holding the scenario of the Indian system of medicine. Achyrantes aspera Linn., known as Chirchira in Hindi, is an indigenous herb found in India. Chirchira is the basic composition of many traditional remedies. The present paper enumerates the ethnopharmacognostic, ethnopharmacologic, traditional value and folk remedies of this herb, which may help the researchers to set their minds for approaching the utility, efficacy and potency of herb.
Dwivedi, Sumeet; Dubey, Raghvendra; and Mehta, Kushagra
"Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Chirchira): A Magic Herb in Folk Medicine,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 89.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/89