A COMPARATIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL APPROACH FOR SUBSTITUTION OF STEM BARK WITH SMALL BRANCHES IN BUCHANANIA LANZAN FOR MEDICINAL USEAbstract
Overexploitation of many traditional medicinal plants like Buchanania lanzan Spreng. has become a threat and shortly, many medicinal plants may be unavailable for use in the medicinal industry. The present study outlines the concept of plant part substitution. Stem bark and small branches of B. lanzan are compared based on physicochemical analysis, phytochemical analysis, total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and High-Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) to evaluate the possibilities of using small branches in place of stem bark. Results suggest that small branches of this plant may be recommended in place of its stem bark after comparison and confirmation of same for pharmacological activities. The study provides the base for further study to use small branches of B. lanzan Spreng. as a substitute for its stem bar.
B. Srivastava *, R. Singh, V. Bharthi, A. K. Meena and O. Prakash
Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Drug Development, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.
01 August 2018
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