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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(1):37-43
Research Article | doi:Nill

Anatomical studies on Bala - An Ayurvedic drug and its varieties

Authors and affiliation (s):

Babu K *, Deepa M.A, Gokul Shankar S and Sadananda Rai

R & D Center, Cholayil Private Limited
31-A/24, SIDCO Industrial Estate (North Phase)
Ambattur, Chennai - 600 098


The root and petiolar anatomy of Bala, an important Ayurvedic drug and its varieties (Sida spp.) has been studied in detail to identify the original drug from the adulterants. The diagnostic key for distinguishing the different varieties on the basis of the anatomical features of these drugs is also presented in detail.


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