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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(6):74-82
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostical evaluation of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb

Authors and affiliation (s):

Kumar Vikasa*, Yadav Pankajkumar Sa, Pratap Singh Udayaa, Bhat Hans Raja, Rana Amara, Zaman Md. Kamaruzb

aDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India-211007

bDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India-786004


This paper gives the information about the pharmacognostical studies of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. All the parameters were studied under the WHO and pharmacopoeial guidelines. Scientific parameters are not yet available to identify the exact plant material and to ascertain its quality and purity. The present investigation was therefore undertaken to determine the requisite pharmacognostical standards for evaluating the plant material. Various investigations like organoleptic or morphological characters, microscopic or anatomical studies, physicochemical evaluations, phytochemical screening, TLC finger print profiling and fluorescence analysis of powdered crude drug were carried out and the salient qualitative and quantitative parameters were reported. These studies provided referential information for correct identification and standardization of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.

Key words: Cuscuta reflexa Roxb., TLC finger print.


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