STANDARDIZATION OF WHOLE PLANT OF CELOSIA ARGENTEA LINN.Abstract
Celosia argentea is a medicinal herb belonging to the family Amaranthaceae has been used traditionally in Ayurveda for the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. Extensive studies have been carried out to substantiate its various claimed pharmacologic activities. Present communication records the Pharmacognostic evaluation like Macroscopic and Microscopic characters and Physiochemical evaluation like Foreign matter, Moisture content, pH, Ash value, Extractive value, Crude Fibre content and Foaming Index. Fluorescence analysis and Phyto-chemical investigations on this plant reveal the presence of Carbohydrates, Amino acids, Glycosides, Saponins, Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Phenolic compound and Tannins in different extracts. Pharmacognostic and Qualitative chemical evaluation of whole plant should be helpful for identification and preparation of monograph of the plant.