Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)
Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica Linn.)
Sadhana Singh, Apurva Priyadarshi, Satya Prakash Chaudhary, Brijesh Singh and Poonam Sharma
Ayurveda is the oldest system of medicine and had a rich knowledge of the application of medicinal plants from very ancient times.The ancient scholars have mentioned properties of medicinal plants through their deep observation, analysis of observation and after words clinical assessment in patients. In this review Botanical description, chemical constituent, medicinal properties, formulation, dose, and pharmacological effects of Plumbago zeylanica are described. The present work deals with the pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies on root of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. Macroscopical and Microscopical Characters, physico-chemical constants, quantitative microscopy parameters, extractive values, TLC and HPTLC were studied. Preliminary phytochemical screening on root of Plumbago zeylanica were studied. The determination of these characters will help future researchers in their Phytochemical as well as Pharmacological analyses of this plant.
How to cite this article:
Sadhana Singh, Apurva Priyadarshi, Satya Prakash Chaudhary, Brijesh Singh, Poonam Sharma. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica Linn.). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):281-285.