Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Standardization of the dried aerial parts of Bidens pilosa



Address:   Hayat M. Mukhtar*, Manwinder Singh, Deepika Vashishth, Sandeep Singh, Harjas Kaur
Natural Product Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Pharmacy, Patti, Amritsar, Punjab 143416
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ABSTRACT:
This specification covers the standardization of the plant Bidens pilosa (Asteraceae). It is widely used as anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, anti-alergic, pain-relieving, anti-bacterial, hepatoprotective. The plant material was subjected to pharmacognostical studies and physiochemical parameters. Dried plant material was subjected to various physiochemical parameters like extractive values, ash values, cold maceration, chromatographic methods, loss on drying, successive extraction and heavy metal analysis. These parameters can be utilized for quick identification of the Bidens pilosa and are particularly useful in powdered form.
KEYWORDS:
Asteraceae, Bidens pilosa, aerial part, standardization
Cite:
Hayat M. Mukhtar, Manwinder Singh, Deepika Vashishth, Sandeep Singh, Harjas Kaur. Standardization of the dried aerial parts of Bidens pilosa. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2013; 5(2): 84-86.
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