Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(13):565-571
Research Article | doi:Nill
Pharmacognostical Standardization of Fruits of Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Gaertn). K. Schum
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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