Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2014)
Evaluation of pharmacognostic features of aerial parts of Andrographis paniculata Wall.
Raad A Kaskoos, Javed Ahamad
Andrographis paniculata (Burm, f.) Wall. isused traditionally as hepatoprotective, antipyretic and dermatosis. Several phytoconstituents have been reported from different parts of the plant such as glycosides, glycosides, flavonoids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids. As the herb is used widely in the traditional systems of medicine, it was thought worthwhile to undertake the standardization. The present study designed for determination of morphological characters, chemoprofile, physico-chemical parameters and TLC fingerprint profile of aerial parts of A. paniculata. The quality control parameters like extractive of plant with different solvents, ash values, foreign organic matter, loss on drying and TLC profile were determined. The results obtained from preliminary pharmacognostic standardization of aerial parts of A. paniculata are helpful in determination of quality and purity of the crude drug and its marketed formulation.
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Raad A Kaskoos, Javed Ahamad. Evaluation of pharmacognostic features of aerial parts of Andrographis paniculata Wall.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;3(1):01-05.