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Year :  2012

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Standardization and phytochemical investigation of Berberis aristata



Address:   Bairwa Ranjan*, Jain Honey, Shrivastav Birendra
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Jaipur National University , Jaipur
*Corresponding Author honey27jul@gmail.com
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ABSTRACT:
Berberis aristata DC (Berberidaceae) is used in Indian traditional medicine. It is locally known as Chitra and Dar-Hald in Hindi, and Dar-E-Hald in Urdu, is a spinous shrub native to mountainous parts of North India and Nepal. It contains Berberine as a major constituent which is an isoquinoline alkaloid. It also contains flavanoids and other poly phenols.It is used as antibacterial, antidiarrhoeal, ophthalmic, skin diseases, diabetes mellitus, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities. From the present investigation an attempt has been made to standardize Berberis aristata by using macroscopy and microscopic characters, powder microscopy, fluorescence analysis, quantitative and physico-chemical values. The studies will provide referential information for correct identification of crude drug.
KEYWORDS:
Berberis aristata, Berberine, microscopic characters, fluorescence analysis, physico-chemical, diabetes mellitus.
Cite:
Bairwa Ranjan, Jain Honey, Shrivastav Birendra. Standardization and phytochemical investigation of Berberis aristata. Asian J. Pharm. Ana. 2(3): July-Sept. 2012; Page 81-84.
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