PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STUDIES OF POTENTIAL HERB- CHLOROPHYTUM BORIVILIANUMAbstract
The study is aimed at development of Physico-chemical parameters and to investigate the active principle present in Chlorophytum borivilianum. Chlorophytum borivilianum San. and Fern. (Liliaceae) commonly known as Safed Musli is an important plant used against various disorders in indigenous systems of medicine, such as antioxidant, analgesic, and as a remedy for male impotence and to boost the immune system. This plant is to be considered as an endangered plant due to its potent use in many of the tribal areas in India and used widely in Traditional System of Medicine. Thus from extensive literature survey it was revealed that no reports were available on microscopic evaluation, standardization parameters and chemoprofile of Chlorophytum borivilianum to check the identity and purity of the drug. The present work embodies the investigations carried out to establish methods for quality control of drugs as per WHO guidelines: complete botanical evaluation which comprises of macroscopy, microscopy, physico-chemical parameters like Loss on Drying, Extractive values, Foaming index, Ash values and to investigate the phytochemical present in the extracts in the preliminary level with respect to thin layer chromatography were also carried out for the quality control of the drug. Thus it was thought worthwhile to explore this endangered plant on the basis of its standardization parameters. The study will provide referential information for the correct identification of the crude-drug.
G. S. Chakraborthy* and V. Aeri
Department of Pharmacognosy, SVKM’s, NMiMS, SPTM , Shirpur Campus, Dist: Dhulia, (MH), India
04 February, 2010
15 March, 2010
20 March, 2010
01 April, 2010