EVALUATION OF SYZYGIUM CUMINI LINN. SEED FORMULATIONS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET USING SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC AND CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUESAbstract
Most of the plant parts of Syzygium cumini aredocumented in the traditional systems of medicine in India for their key usage as a hypoglycemic in the management of diabetes. Many such formulations of Jamun fruits/seed powder are available in the market. Hence, in the present investigation, the detailed pharmacognostic evaluation of Syzygium cumini seed powders has been carried out to develop a fast, easy and efficient protocol for the authentication of the formulations of Jamun available in the market. Also, an effort has been made to quantitate the gallic acid component of tannins using different chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques.
K. S. Chitnis*, S. B. Palekar , D. R. Koppar and D. Y. Mestry
Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Ramnarain Ruia College, L.N. Road, Matunga (E), Mumbai -400019, Maharashtra, India
11 October, 2011
08 November, 2011
22 January, 2012