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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(1):15-21
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostical Evaluation of Zanthoxylum nitidum Root


Authors and affiliation (s):

Sanjib Bhattacharya1*, Md. Kamaruz Zaman2

1Bengal School of Technology, Delhi Road, Hooghly 712102, West Bengal, India

2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh 786004, Assam, India

Abstract:

Zanthoxylum nitidum (Roxb.) DC (Rutaceae), is a large shrub, and its root is used traditionally in North-East India for toothache, stomachache, fever, rheumatism, paresis, boils and as an insecticide and pesticide. Present study has been undertaken to determine the necessary pharmacognostical standards for evaluating the crude plant material. Various investigations like organoleptic or morphological characters, microscopy, physico-chemical evaluations, phytochemical screening, TLC finger print profiling and fluorescence analysis were carried out and the salient qualitative and quantitative parameters have been reported. These studies provided referential information for identification and quality control of this crude drug.

Key words : Quality control, pharmacognostical, Zanthoxylum nitidum.

 

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