The ethanol extract of the roots of Aerva persica (Burm f) Merrill (Amaranthaceae) was investigated to determine its antiulcer and in vivo antioxidant activities in albino Wistar rats. The spp was observed to reduce (100%) ethanol- and pylorus ligation-induced hemorrhagic necrosis in rats. The plant appears to have anti-ulcer potential. (Vasudeva, N et al., 2012).
More studies will be required to validate this potential. The Aerva genus contains 29 species. Most plants are seen to possess medicinal properties. These plants are being studied for their antioxidant and other properties. The plants are widely distributed in arid regions of Asia and Northern Australia.