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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2013)

Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Proximate Analysis of the trunk bark of Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br.

Author(s):

Anowar Hussain*, M. Kamaruz Zaman, Anand Ramteke

Abstract:
Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br. (Apocynaceae), called satiyana in Assamese, is an evergreen tropical tree native to the Indian sub-continent and South East Asia. A. scholaris has a rough grayish bark and a milky sap rich in poisonous alkaloids. The tree is traditionally used by many ethnic groups of North-East India and elsewhere as a remedy for various ailments. Scientific standardization and pharmaco-botanical parameters for the trunk bark is limited; hence this study, which attempts to both analyze the phytochemical composition and establish a physicochemical standard. This information will be helpful in controlling quality parameters for the development of drugs.

Pages: 13-17  |  1669 Views  50 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Anowar Hussain*, M. Kamaruz Zaman, Anand Ramteke. Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Proximate Analysis of the trunk bark of Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;1(5):13-17.