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|Title:||Authentication and quality evaluation of an important Ayurvedic drug - Ashoka bark|
|Keywords:||Ashoka;Pharmacognosy;Polyalthia longifolia;Saraca asoca;Saraca declinata;TLC|
|Abstract:||This paper presents authentication and quality evaluation of stem bark of Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Wilde, officially considered as ‘Ashoka’, in comparison with stem barks of S. declinata Linn and Polyalthia longifolia Benth, which are also known as ‘Ashoka’. S. asoka is an important indigenous drugs for treatment of various female disorders. HPTLC profile shows characteristic band under UV 366 nm as follows: S. asoca, Rf 0.53; S. declinata, Rf 0.18; and P. longifolia, Rf 0.13 0.21, 0.27, 0.38, 0.49. Presence of stigmasterol in S. asoca and S. declinata and its b-sitosterol in stem bark of P. longifolia was observed.|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.68(05) [May 2009]|
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