What is it effective for?
Aerva lanata is valued for cough in Ceylon; also as a vermifuge for children. The Meena tribes of the Sawaimadhopur district of Rajasthan gave the juice of the roots orally to patients of liver congestion, jaundice, biliousness and dyspepsia. They also give decoction of the whole plant to cure pneumonia, typhoid and other prolonged fevers
Benefits highlighted by several research in scientific journal
What is Aerva lanata?
Aerva lanata (L.) A. L. Juss. ex Schultes. (Amaranthaceae) locally known as ‘bui’ is an erect or prostrate undershrub with a long tap-root and many wolly-tomentose branches, found in the wild, throughout India.
Aerva Lanata in Detail
Alkaloids (Ervine, Methylervine, Ervoside, Aervine, Methylaervine, Aervoside, Ervolanine, And Aervolanine)
Flavanoids (Kaempferol, Quercetin, Isorhamnetin, Persinol, Persinosides A And B),
Polyphenols,Methyl Grevillate, Lupeol, Lupeol Acetate Benzoic Acid, Β-sitosteryl Acetate Terpenoids, Sterols,And Tannic Acid
Africa, India, Arabia, and the Philippines
Peer Review Journal Reference
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6. Musbau Adewunmi Akanji, Samson Olasunkanmi Olukolu, Mutiu Idowu Kazeem, "Leaf Extracts of Aerva lanata Inhibit the Activities of Type 2 Diabetes-Related Enzymes and Possess Antioxidant Properties", Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, vol. 2018, Article ID 3439048, 7 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3439048
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