The Plant Aerva sanguinolenta: A Review on Traditional uses, Phytoconstituents and Pharmacological Activities

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2019,13,26,89-92.
Published:November 2019
Type:Plant Reviews
Author(s) affiliations:

Joy Sarker1, Md. Rahmat Ali1, Muhammad Ali Khan2, Md. Mahbubur Rahman3, ASM Sakhawat Hossain3, AHM Khurshid Alam1,*

1Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, BANGLADESH.

2Department of Pharmacy, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, BANGLADESH.

3Department of Pharmacy, Varendra University, Rajshahi, BANGLADESH.


Aerva sanguinolenta, A. sanguinolenta, (L.) Blume is a perennial herb that belongs to the Amaranthaceae family. The plant has widely been used as a traditional medicine for long time. It is rich in phytochemical constituents such as tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, sphingolipids, polyphenolic compounds and betacyanins. Moreover, it has significant therapeutic effects, including antihyperglycaemic, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, diuretic and anti-leishmania activities. The scientific validation is essential for the acceptance of medicinal plants as therapeutic agents against several disorders. Hence, the traditional uses, phytochemical constituents, medicinal significance and pharmacological effects of the plant are discussed in this review.