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Published on:17th May 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(9):278–284
original Article | doi:Nill

Macro and Microscopical evaluation of Trunk bark of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.

Authors and affiliation (s):

Kumar Dinesh1*, Bhat Z. A.1, Singh P.1, Shah M. Y.1, Bhujbal S. S.2

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kashmir- 190006

2Department of Pharmacognosy, Padamshree. Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and research, Pimpri, Pune-411018., (INDIA).


This study presents the detailed Macro and Microscopical study of the Trunk bark of crude drug Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. belonging to family simaroubiaceae, an important medicinal plant in Indian system of medicines. The Trunk bark was studied using procedure of light, conofocal microscopy. The morphological and microscopical parameters were studied. The study was help to indentify and establish the authenticity of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. The parameters will also help to standardize the crude drug and minimize the drug adulteration.

Keywords: A. excelsa, Standardization of herbal drugs, Macro and microscopical evaluation.


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