A. K. Meena, S. C. Verma, R. Rani, M. M. Rao, P. Panda, M. M. Padhi, R. B. Devalla
A. K. Meena1*, S. C. Verma2, R. Rani2, M. M. Rao1, P. Panda1 and M. M. Padhi2 and R. B. Devalla2
1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala- 147001, Punjab, (India)
2Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science, Janakpuri, Delhi-110058.
Volume - 5,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2012
Plants are the great sources of medicines, especially in traditional system of medicine, which are useful in the treatment of various diseases. The recent global resurgence of interest in herbal medicines has led to an increase in the demand for them. Commercialization of these medicines to meet this increasing demand has resulted in a decline in their quality, primarily due to a lack of adequate regulations governing this sector of medicine. There is now a need to develop a systematic approach for the authentication of herbal plants and to develop well-designed methodologies for their standardization. The biological diversity in the Indian Himalayan Region especially in Kumaun Himalaya has been a source of medicine for millions in the country and elsewhere. Pharmacological Activities of Juniperus communis L. are diuretic, Anti-bacterial activity, Hepatoprotective and anti-hepatic cancer, Anti-fertility activity, Anti-inflammatory, Effect on blood platelets, anti-tumor and anti-oxidant etc. The set parameters were found to be sufficient to evaluate the raw material and can be used as reference standards for the quality control/quality assurance purposes. The analysis and quality control of herbal medicines are moving towards an integrative and Comprehensive direction, in order to better address the inherent holistic nature of herbal medicines. In the present study, it was observed that all ingredients of commercial samples matched exactly with that of authentic standards after performing the standardization as per WHO guideline.
Cite this article:
A. K. Meena, S. C. Verma, R. Rani, M. M. Rao, P. Panda, M. M. Padhi, R. B. Devalla. Evaluation of Preliminary Phytochemical and Physicochemical Studies on Juniperus Communis L. Fruit Used In Ayurvedic Formulations. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 5(1): Jan. 2012; Page 88-91.