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Title: Authentication and quality evaluation of an important Ayurvedic drug - Ashoka bark
Authors: Khatoon, Sayyada
Singh, Neha
Kumar, Santosh
Srivastava, Neena
Rathi, Anshu
Mehrotra, Shanta
Keywords: Ashoka
Polyalthia longifolia
Saraca asoca
Saraca declinata
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: CSIR
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.
Page(s): 393-400
ISSN: 0022-4456
Source:JSIR Vol.68(05) [May 2009]

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