Aerva known as ‘bui’ is an under shrub with a long root, found in the wild, desert area belongs to the family Amaranthaceae. Different species are: persica, lanata, artemisioides, coriacea, humbertii, javanica, madagassica, microphylla, transvaalensis, revolute, sanguinolenta. It contains alkaloid, flavonoids, phenol, tannin, proteins, amino acids, steroids, saponins and carbohydrates. It have anthelmintic, demulcent, antiinflammatory, diuretic, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, anti-diabetic, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, anti-asthmatic, anti-fertility, hypolipidemic and nephroprotective property. The herb is cultivated throughout India, Ceylon, Arabia, Tropical Africa, Java, Philippines.
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