Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2013)
Estimation of starch extracted from different diameter thickness stem of Giloe (Tinospora cordifolia Willd Miers)
Author(s): Deepa Pradhan1, Ashok K. Pandey2
Abstract: Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers. (Menispermaceae)commonly known as Giloe is a large, glabrous, perennial, deciduous, climbing shrub found throughout India. It is a widely used in folk and Ayurvedic system of medicine. Most of the requirement of Giloe is met from the wild. Harvesters harvest all diameter class of Giloe stem without knowing that which thickness stem is suitable for drug production. Giloe starch (satva) is well known single drug formulation of T. cordifolia. Stem thickness, time of collection, maturity of plant affects the percentage of Giloe starch. Keeping above into consideration a study was conducted to find out optimum thickness of stem to be collected for production of quality drug. Estimation of starch extracted from different thickness stem of T. cordifolia has been carried out in the present study. The study reveals that T. cordifolia, having diameter 16–18 mm is better in terms of starch (15.74±0.062%) and should be harvested for production of quality products.
How to cite this article:
Deepa Pradhan1, Ashok K. Pandey2. Estimation of starch extracted from different diameter thickness stem of Giloe (Tinospora cordifolia Willd Miers). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(4):162-163.