COMPARATIVE STUDY OF AQUEOUS EXTRACTS OF ALL PARTS OF C. PANICULATUS WILDAbstract
Herbal drugs play an important role in the health care programme especially in developing countries. Ancient Indian literature incorporates a remarkably broad definition of medicinal plants and considers “all” plant parts to be potential sources of medicinal substances. C. paniculatus is one of the Indian medicinal plants having a remarkable reputation as a factor of health care among the indigenous medicinal practitioner. There are many species of C. paniculatus which are medicinally important, but having very similar characters which makes confusion among the people about its authentification. As pharmacognosy is the 1st step in proving medicinal status as the crude drug of plant parts used in the health care system, the preliminary phytochemical studies of seeds, leaves, stem, and root of C. paniculatus were carried out.