AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda)

PHARMACEUTICAL STANDARDIZATION
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 284--288

Pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies of Curcuma neilgherrensis (Wight) leaf - A folklore medicine


M Shyam Prasad1, Anju P Ramachandran1, Harimohan Chandola2, CR Harisha3, Vinay J Shukla4 
1 Assistant Professor, PNPS Ayurveda Medical College and Research Centre, Parakalai, Kasargod, Kerala, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
3 Head, Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
4 Head, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
M Shyam Prasad
Assistant Professor, PNPS Ayurveda Medical College and Research Centre, Parakalai, Kasargod, Kerala
India

Curcuma neilgherrensis Wight is a folk medicinal plant used in the management of diabetes mellitus. The leaves of this herb are said to be successful in managing high blood glucose levels. This study is aimed at assessing the scientific appraisal of C. neilgherrensis in the course of pharmacognostical characters and phytochemical parameters, as these are not yet been done. Pharmacognostic study mainly covered the macroscopic and microscopic features of the leaves including powder microscopy, and revealed the presence of trichomes, spiral vessels etc. Phytochemical parameters such as pH, total ash value, water-soluble extract and MeOH extract values were assessed in the preliminary physicochemical screening. Qualitative analysis revealed the existence of certain chemical constituents such as flavonoids, tannins, organic acids and saponin glycosides. The crude extract of leaves was subjected to TLC and HPTLC for the separation of components.


How to cite this article:
Prasad M S, Ramachandran AP, Chandola H, Harisha C R, Shukla VJ. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies of Curcuma neilgherrensis (Wight) leaf - A folklore medicine.AYU 2012;33:284-288


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Prasad M S, Ramachandran AP, Chandola H, Harisha C R, Shukla VJ. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies of Curcuma neilgherrensis (Wight) leaf - A folklore medicine. AYU [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Sep 21 ];33:284-288
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