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Published on:12th Dec 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(17):05-09
ORIGINAL ARTICLE | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostic Evaluation of stem of Berberis aristata DC.


Authors and affiliation (s):

Nitinkumar Upwar*1, Roshan Patel1, Naheed Waseem2, Naveen Kumar Mahobia3

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Shree Leuva Patel Trust Pharmacy Mahila College, S.H. Gajera Shaikshanik Sankul, Chakkargadh road, Amreli, Gujarat, India.

2Department of Pharmacology, Shree Leuva Patel Trust Pharmacy Mahila College, S.H. Gajera Shaikshanik Sankul, Chakkargadh road, Amreli, Gujarat, India.

3Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Shree Leuva Patel Trust Pharmacy Mahila College, S.H. Gajera Shaikshanik Sankul, Chakkargadh road, Amreli, Gujarat, India.

Abstract:

Stem of Berberis aristata DC (Berberidaceae) is used in Indian traditional medicine for treating antibacterial, antiperiodic, antidiarrhoeal, ophthalmic, skin diseases and diabetes mellitus. It is an important commodity in folklore medicine of India for as laxative, ophthalmia and other eye diseases so far there no record on detailed pharmacognostic evaluation of this crude drug, hence this communication is useful for identification this plant material.

Key words: Berberis aristata, Pharmacognosy, macroscopy, microscopy

 

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