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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2011

Pages :   1320-1322

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Pharmacognostical Characters of the Dried Flower Heads of Artemisia maritima Linn. Collected From Baramulla Region (Kashmir)



Address:   Hayat M. Mukhtar*, Poonam Wadhan and Varinderpal Singh
Natural Product Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Pharmacy, Patti, Amritsar, Punjab. 143 416.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
In present study, various standardization parameters like macroscopical, microscopical characters, physiochemical parameters like total ash (14.3%), water soluble ash (5.1%), acid insoluble ash (3.7%), sulphated ash (2.3%), foreign organic matter, loss on drying, swelling index (5.1%), both successive and cold maceration in various solvents like petroleum ether (3.5%), benzene (4.2%), chloroform (6.0%), ethyl acetate (6.5%), methanol (13%). Cold maceration values, petroleum ether (3.0%), benzene (3.5%), chloroform (5.0%), ethyl acetate (5.6%), methanol (11.8%). Behaviour on treatment with different chemical reagents of the dried flower heads, fluorescence characters under both visible and ultralviolet light was compared with nerolac synthetic and satin enamel colour reference card. Further preliminary phytochemical screening of different extracts of flower heads revealed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, carbohydrates, steroids, flavonoids, phenols, proteins and amino acids.
KEYWORDS:
Artemisia maritima, solvent extracts, UV chamber, flavonoids, alkaloids.
Cite:
Hayat M. Mukhtar, Poonam Wadhan, Varinderpal Singh. Pharmacognostical Characters of the Dried Flower Heads of Artemisia maritima Linn. Collected From Baramulla Region (Kashmir). Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 4(8): August 2011; Page 1320-1322.
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