Pharmacognostic standardization of Aralia cachemirica: a comparative study

Neelofar Majid, Saduf Nissar, Weekar Younus Raja, Irshad A. Nawchoo, Zulfikar Ali Bhat
2021 Future Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Background Aralia cachemirica Decne. is an endemic and an important medicinal plant species of Kashmir Himalaya. Despite having immense medicinal importance, little information is available on the standardization parameters of the species. For this reason, present work was carried out for providing comprehensive report on the quality control and standardization parameters of A. cachemirica. In this connection, different parts (leaves, stem, and root) of the plant were examined. Methods like
more » ... d. Methods like microscopy and macroscopy, physicochemical parameters, extractive values, and fluorescence analysis were used to establish pharmacognostical standards. Results The macroscopic, microscopy, and physicochemical parameters of different parts of A. cachemirica revealed various diagnostic characteristics in the species. Conclusion This is the first study providing complete pharmacognostic profile of A. cachemirica and hence will be useful for correct identification and authentication of the species for future studies.
doi:10.1186/s43094-021-00181-y fatcat:q6iky5pj2bahpjoqbnn2srm3pu