ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF HARITAKI (TERMINALIACHEBULA RETZ.) FRUIT PULP

Abstract

Author(s): Akhilesh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar*, Abhishek Rai and B. Ram

Medicinal plants are natural source of medicines, now the world is moving towards the plant based medicines or phytomedicines that strengthening the body system. The plant is found in all over the India especially in deciduous forest and in areas of light rainfall. Among the medicinal plants Haritaki is the most useful plant in Ayurvedic system of medicines. The fruit pulp of Haritaki have high medicinal value. The extract of Haritaki fruit pulp contains substances which has highly medicinal values and used in the treatment of many diseases like fungal infections, leucorrhoea, chronic ulcer, pyorrhea, inhibit bacterial growth etc. The fruit pulp of Haritaki has high medicinal value. The present study deals with the pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies on the fruit pulp of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula Retz.). Pharmacognostical parameters for the fruit pulp were studied with the aim of drawing the pharmacopoeial standards for this species. Macroscopical and Microscopical Characters, physico-chemical constants, quantitative microscopy parameters, extractive values with different solvents, fluorescence analysis of dry powder and its reaction after treatment with chemical reagents. The determination of these characters will help future researchers in their Phytochemical as well as Pharmacological analyses of this species.

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