Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)
Pharmacognostical and phytochemical analysis of Pippali (Piper longum Linn.)
Sadhana Singh, Apurva Priyadarshi, Brijesh Singh and Poonam Sharma
Ayurveda is the science and philosophy of life. Ayurveda reveals that we had a rich knowledge of the application of medicinal plants from very ancient times. Plants have played a significant role in maintaining human health and improving the quality of human life for thousands of years and have served human as well as valuable components of medicines, seasoning, beverages, cosmetics and drugs. In this study Botanical description, chemical Constituents, Ayurvedic Properties of Pippali, medicinal properties, formulation, dose, and pharmacological activity of Piper longum Linn. are described. The present work deals with the pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies on Fruit of Piper longum Linn. Macroscopical and Microscopical Characters, physico-chemical constants, quantitative microscopy parameters, extractive values, TLC and HPTLC were studied. Preliminary phytochemical screening on Fruit of Piper longum Linn. were studied. The determination of these study will help future researchers in their Phytochemical as well as Pharmacological evaluation of this plant.
How to cite this article:
Sadhana Singh, Apurva Priyadarshi, Brijesh Singh, Poonam Sharma. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical analysis of Pippali (Piper longum Linn.). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):286-289.