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Published on:10th sep 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(13):565-571
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostical Standardization of Fruits of Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Gaertn). K. Schum

Authors and affiliation (s):

Gagan Shah*, Richa Shiri, Ravinder Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Navneet Nagpal

Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University Patiala India.

Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, India.

Department of Pharmaceutics,B.I.S. College of Pharmacy, Gagra, Moga, India.


Elaeocarpus sphaericus fruits have been used, as anticonvulsant and analgesic. It is also used in the treatment of epilepsy and hysteria. Elaeocarpus sphaericus fruits are used in treatment of head related troubles, epileptic fits, rheumatism, typhoid fever, dysentery and diarrhea. The present study will assist in standardization for quality, purity and sample identification. Various standardization parameters like morphological characters, microscopic evaluation, physicochemical evaluations (loss on drying, ash values, extractive values), preliminary phytochemical screening and TLC chromatographic profile of the extract were carried out and the qualitative parameters were reported. These studies provide referential information for correct identification and standardization of this plant material.

Key words: Elaeocarpus sphaericus, standardization, microscopic evaluation, TLC.


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