Author(s): V. Sathyanathan1*, P. Jayaraman
An Indian Traditional drug ‘AKIL’ which is of controversial source was taken for analysis. Eight woods which were available in the name of AKIL in market were collected from various places and subjected for standardization studies with the authentic wood. In the present paper some plant metabolites were estimated, TLC and HPTLC profiles for all eight woods and the authentic sample were performed. Further ananticancer marker was extracted from the authentic source. The specific amount of primary and secondary metabolites, the chromatographic finger printings and the chromatogram of the marker isolated for the authentic wood will help to substantiate the original identity from its market adulterants.