Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Print this page Email this page Users Online: 197
 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Ahead of Print

Pharmacognostical and Physicochemical Evaluation on Vata (Ficus benghalensis linn.) Jata (Aerial Roots)


1 Phd Scholer, Departement of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Guajrat, India
2 Head Pharmacognocy, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Guajrat, India
3 Head Pharmaceutical Lab, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Guajrat, India
4 HOD Departement of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Guajrat, India
5 Scientific Advisory Board Member, CCRAS, New Delhi, Vice-Chancellor (Ex)-Gujarat Ayurved University; Professor and Head, Department of Rasa Shastra, RA Podar Ayurvedic Medical College, Worli Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Pravin Jawanjal,
Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_90_19

Introduction: Vata (Ficus benghalensis Linn.) is a sacred medicinal plant since Vedic times. It spread all over by its hanging or supporting roots, hence called as Vata. Aims: The aim was to study the macro- and microscopic characters, physiochemical and high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) profile of Vata (F. benghalensis Linn.) Jata (aerial roots). Materials and Methods: Experiments were performed on authenticated plant materials, following standard procedures. Macroscopic and microscopic pharmacognostical characters of aerial roots and histochemical studies were noted. Results: Externally, the aerial root is gray and rough along with transverse rows of lenticels. Inner part of the aerial root is reddishbrown fibrous nature in bark portion. The powder microscopy study revealed the presence of fragment of simple fiber without lumen, stone cells with tannin, simple starch grain with hilum, compound starch grain, fiber with denim contents, latex contents, tannin contents rhomboidal crystal 2, rhomboidal crystal 3, group of stone cell with tannin, and fiber passing through medullary rays. Discussion: Transverse section of aerial root showed outer interesting exodermis followed by cork and cortex. Cortex region abundantly enriched by calcium oxalate crystal and tannin content are the diagnostic characters. Conclusion: Results of pharmacognostical and physiochemical analysis including HPTLC on aerial roots will help in further standardization.


Print this article
Search
 Back
 
  Search Pubmed for
 
    -  Jawanjal P
    -  Harisha C R
    -  Shukla V J
    -  Patgiri B J
    -  Savrikar S S
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed490    
    PDF Downloaded4    

Recommend this journal