Dolly Promila Bara* & Kunul Kandir
University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 27th May, 2021 ; Revised : 28th June, 2021
Abstract– This communication records the ethnomedicinal and phytochemical evaluation of Achyranthes aspera L. (Root) which is used to induce labour pain in Ranchi district. The claims were gathered by interviewing traditional healers, especially women of the study area. The particular claim was collected from Angara, Bero and Mandar blocks. The qualitative study of Achyranthes aspera L. (Root) reveals that the presence of number of secondary metabolites. Active component of Achyranthes aspera (Root) was extracted by shaking method. The powdered sample was soaked with the solvent like methanol, ethanol, Acetone and water. Tannin was present in all extracts.
Key words: Achyranthes aspera, Secondary Metabolites, Ethno-medicinal, Labour pain.