Chemical (Phyto Active) - Achyranthes Aspera contains triterpenoid saponins which possess oleanolic acid as the aglycone. Ecdysterone, an insect molting hormone, and long-chain alcohols are also found in Achyranthes aspera. A phytoecdysteroid 20-Hydroxyecdysone (ecdysterone or 20E) has been isolated from the methanolic extract of roots of Achyranthes Aspera 21. An aliphatic acid n-hexacos-14- enoic acid is obtained from the ethanolic extracts of roots 22. Some other compounds like strigmasta-5, 22-dien-3-E-ol, trans-13-docasenoic acid, n-hexacosanyl n-decaniate, n-hexacos-17-enoic acid, and n-hexacos-11- enoic acid are also isolated from the root. Phytosterol strigmasta-5, 22-dien-3- E-ol is isolated from petroleum ether: benzene (75:25) elute as a colorless crystalline mass. It responds positively to the Liebermann Burchard test for sterols. Oleanolic acid (0.54%) is found in Achyranthes Aspera root extracts.