India has a rich culture of medicinal herbs and spices, which includes Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha and other traditional medicines but only very few have been studied chemically and pharmacognostically evaluated for their potential medicinal value. According to the World Health Organization, most populations still rely on traditional medicines for their psychological and physical health requirements. Chenopodium album
L. (family Chenopodiaceae) belongs to the genus Chenopodium
. It is also known as Fat-hen, Bathua, Vastukah, Chakvit. Bathua is a very famous herb used in spleenic disorders, dysentery, bleeding piles and intrinsic hemorrhages. The result of the physic-chemical parameters viz. loss on drying (9.2%), ethanol soluble extractive value (6%), water soluble extractive value (40%), total ash value (13.6) and acid imnsoluble ash value (6.40%). The present paper provides a detailed account of the scientific evaluation of Chenopodium album
L. leaves. The study includes macro and microscopic characters, powder microscopic characteristics, HPTLC fingerprinting, preliminary phyto -chemical screening and physicochemical parameters. The information generated by this particulars study provides relevant pharmacognostical and physicochemical data needed for proper identification and authentication of Chenopodium album
Mohit Kumar Pandey, Alok Kumar, Ravindra Singh and Manoj Tripathi. Scientific standardization of leaves of Chenopodium album L.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(5):01-06.