Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2014)
Preliminary phytochemical, pharmacognostical and physico-chemical evaluation of Cedrus deodara heartwood
Author(s): Sourabh Jain, Aakanchha Jain, Ankur Vaidya, Dharmendra Kumar, Vikas Jain
Abstract: Deodar (Cedrus deodara Roxb.) is one of the most useful traditional medicinal plant in India. Each part of the Deodar tree has some medicinal property and is thus commercially exploitable. During the last five decades, apart from the chemistry of the Deodar compounds, considerable progress has been achieved regarding the biological activity and medicinal applications of Deodar. The present study was carried out to investigate morphological, microscopical, physicochemical and phytochemical screening of Cedrus deodara heartwood. Morphological studies showed the presence of various diagnostic characters. In the microscopical studies showed the presence of Collenchyma, Xylem parenchyma, Tracheids and Sclrenchyma. Ash value, extractive value and moisture content were determined for quality standard of drugs. Phytochemical investigation shows the presence of tannins, flavanoids, alkaloids, and terpenoids.
Microscopy of the heartwood of Cedrus deodara that show presence of Collenchyma Xylem parenchyma.
How to cite this article:
Sourabh Jain, Aakanchha Jain, Ankur Vaidya, Dharmendra Kumar, Vikas Jain. Preliminary phytochemical, pharmacognostical and physico-chemical evaluation of Cedrus deodara heartwood. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2014; 3(1): 91-95.