PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STUDY OF PICRORHIZA KURROA ROOTAbstract
Introduction: Picrorhiza kurroa is a well-known plant used in Ayurvedic medicines belonging to the family, Scrophul-ariaceae. This herb has been traditionally used in treating liver disorders, upper respiratory tract disorders, reduce fever, scorpion stings, and treat dyspepsia and chronic diarrhea. Experiment: The macroscopy, microscopy, powder microscopy, physiochemical screening was done on Picrorhiza kurroa roots. TLC, HPTLC. Results: The macroscopy, microscopy, and powder microscopy study reveals the identification of P. kurroa root. The phytochemical studies showed the presence of secondary active constituents such as phenols, glycosides, etc., TLC and HPTLC analysis showed that the chloroform fraction of P. kurroa has a higher number of peaks and spots compared to total extract.
Department of Pharmaceutics, C. L. Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Thoraipakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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