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Published on:02 Aug 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(12):498-501
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Roots of Cocos nucifera linn.


Authors and affiliation (s):

Saraswathy A1 Sunil Kumar KN1 Shakila R1 Ariyanathan S2

1Captain Srinivasa Murti Research Institute for Ayurveda and Siddha Drug Development, Arignar Anna Hospital Campus, Arumbakkam, Chennai-600106, Tamil Nadu, India. Ph.: 044 6214823.

2Centre for Advanced Research in Indian System of Medicine (CARISM), SASTRA University, Thanjavur – 613 402.

Abstract:

Root of Cocos nucifera Linn. (Arecaceae) is astringent, diuretic, anthelmintic and useful in curing pharyngodynia, uterine disorders, blenorrhagia, bronchitis, hepatopathy, strangury and helminthiasis. It is an important commodity in folklore medicines of south India for urinary troubles. So far there is no record on detailed pharmacognostic evaluation of this crude drug, hence this communication throws light on parameters essential to fix standards for this medicinal material.

Key words: Cocos nucifera (Linn.), Arecaceae, Coconut root, Pharmacopoeial standards.

 

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