IDENTITY PARAMETERS ON TRADITIONALLY USED ANTIUROLITHIATIC HERB; SCOPARIA DULCIS LINN.

  • Hima Sasidharan Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Dravya Guna, Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka,
  • Suma Venkatesh Mallya Associate Professor, Dept. of Dravya Guna, Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Prabhu Suchitra Research Officer, Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Sunil Kumar K N Research Officer, Department of Pharmacognosy, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, Arumbakkam, Chennai 600106, India.

Abstract

Introduction: Scoparia dulcis Linn. locally known as Manithumbe gida belongs to Scophularaceae family and used in medicine by the traditional practitioners for the treatment of urinary calculi. Materials and Methods: Matured plants are collected from Udupi district and authenticated. Macro-microscopic features, physico-chemical standards, HPTLC and secondary metabolites were recorded as per standard guidelines. Result: TS of leaf has shown the presence of mesophyll and bi-collateral vascular bundles. Outer cork tissue, a layer of cortex and conjoint collateral closed vascular bundles and central pith are inclusions of stem TS. Pitted and reticulate vessels are characteristic features of plant powder.  Physico-chemical standards and presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, tannin and coumarins were indicative of its chemical nature. HPTLC fingerprints are a record of its different chemical constituents. Thus the quality monograph prepared on this drug beneficial in future research.

Published
2018-01-10
How to Cite
SASIDHARAN, Hima et al. IDENTITY PARAMETERS ON TRADITIONALLY USED ANTIUROLITHIATIC HERB; SCOPARIA DULCIS LINN.. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 6, p. 72 - 79, jan. 2018. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/463>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i06.10928.
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