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Title: Pharmacognostical studies on the root of Nothosaerva brachiata Wt. – A botanical source of the Ayurvedic drug, Pashanabheda
Authors: Madhavan, V
Goswami K, Priyanka
Gurudeva, M R
Yoganarasimhan, S N
Keywords: Nothosaerva brachiata;Pharmacognosy;Pashanabheda;Ayurvedic drug;Medicinal plant
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00, A61P1/16, A61P5/00, A61P5/10, A61P9/14, A61P13/00, A61P13/02, A61P15/00
Abstract: Pashanabheda is an important Ayurvedic drug. Several species belonging to different families are used as the botanical source of Pashanabheda while the accepted source is Bergenia ciliata (Haw.) Sternb. The roots of Nothosaerva brachiata Wight is used is South India as one of the sources of Pashanabheda. The study comprising taxonomy of the species, macro- and microscopical characters, physicochemical and ultra-violet analysis besides chromatographic details of the root of N. brachiata, helps in the identification of the plant and the drug but also contribute towards establishing pharmacopoeial standards. HPTLC studies helps to identify the species in drug form and to establish the biomarker compound.
Page(s): 629-634
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

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