A detailed pharmacognostic, physicochemical and phytochemical study of Haridra, Haritaki and Guduchi Churna
Dr. Anneysha Nath, Dr. Karab Ali and Dr. Swapan kr. Chakraborty
A large number of plants are claimed to possess the medicinal properties in the system of Ayurveda. Among those Haridra (Curcuma longa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) are commonly used in many formulations to treat Kustha (Skin disorders). But these herbs are needed to be standardized to prove their authenticity and establishment of a unique identification data. Present study is carried out to establish a standard pharmacognostic profile & phytochemical standard of these three herbs to find out the bioactive compounds which will be helpful to ensure the purity, safety and efficacy. Here in this present work the powdered form of combined Haridra, Haritaki and Guduchi is subjected to physiochemical and phytochemical analysis. The microscopic study shows different significant cell structures and exhibits the unique identification characteristics. Hereby the present study will be beneficial for future references for standardization.
Dr. Anneysha Nath, Dr. Karab Ali, Dr. Swapan kr. Chakraborty. A detailed pharmacognostic, physicochemical and phytochemical study of Haridra, Haritaki and Guduchi Churna. J Med Plants Stud 2020;8(1):31-33.