Don't have an account? Sign up

Product Details

Chaff-flower | Prickly Chaff

Achyranthes Aspera distributed throughout the tropical world. It can be found in many places growing as an introduced species and a common weed. It is an invasive species in some areas, including many Pacific Islands environments. Achyranthes Aspera Herbaceous but woody below, erect, branched, cylindrical, solid, angular, hairy, longitudinally striated, nodes and internodes are prominent, green but violet or pink at nodes Achyranthes Aspera is very useful in dropsy, piles, boils, and colic in children. It is also used as a cure for cough.

FLOWER AND FRUIT: Flowers and fruits of Achyranthes Aspera are used for the treatment of menorrhagia and respiratory disease 47, snakes, and reptile bites.


Family Amaranthaceae Odour Characteristic odour
Latin Name Achyranthes Aspera Herb Extract Ratio7.5:1
Sanskrit Name Apamarga Water solubility Water soluble 60%
Common Name Chaff-flower | Prickly Chaff Alkaloid Alkaloid 0.7% .
Solvent Used Hydro alcohal Taste Specific
Storage Condition Store in a Dry and cool place in double PP bag with container.Appearance Light brown

Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm

Heavy Metal- Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm
  • Arsenic – NMT 1 ppm
  • Lead- NMT 0.3 ppm
  • Cadmium – NMT 0.2 ppm
  • Mercury – NMT 0.1 ppm
  • Microbial Profile –
  • Total Plate Count NMT 1000 CFU/G
  • Yeast & Moulds NMT 100 CFU/G
  • E-Coli Absent
  • Salmonella Absent
  • Staphylococcus aureus Absent/G
  • Pseudomonas Absent/G
  • Chemical

    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.

    Special Information


  • Flowers of India
  • Flora of North America
  • "Achyranthes aspera". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  • Srivastava J, Lambert J and Vietmeyer N: Medicinal plants: An expanding role in development. World Bank Technical Paper 1996; No. 320.
  • Uniyal SK, Singh KN, Jamwal P and Lal B: Traditional use of medicinal plants among the tribal communities of Chhota Bhangal, Western Himalaya. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006; 2: 1-14.