STANDARDIZATION OF PARPATAKA (PERISTROPHE PANICULATA) – AN AYURVEDIC DRUGAbstract
The drug Parpataka is used particularly for the treatment of fevers, indigestion, biliousness, burning of the body, tired feeling, giddiness, urinary discharges, vomiting, thirst, enriches the blood and works good in leprosy. The present study is intended to authenticate and validate the species of Peristrophe paniculata (Forssk.) Brummitt, which is one of the sources of the Parpataka drug used in Ayurvedic and Siddha systems. The objective of the present work was to assess and established the various pharmacognostical properties like; macroscopical, micro-scopical (cell structure and their arrangement), physicochemical (including different ash values, loss on drying and extractive values), fluorescence and preliminary phytochemical profiles of the leaf, stem and roots of the plant. Qualitative tests for various functional groups were also carried out. The pharmacognostical screening of Peristrophe paniculata on different standardization parameters may prove to be very useful for the correct identification of the genuine drug and also to determine the quality and purity of the plant material to be used in different Ayurvedic formulations
B. Jyothi, G. P. Pratap *, M. K. Husain, M. Swamy, G. P. Prasad and G. Sudarsanam
Survey of Medicinal Plants Unit (SMPU), National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders (NRIUMSD), Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
20 April 2019
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