Physiochemical evaluation of Boswellia serrata Roxb.: A medicinal plant
Tanya Kharadi, M Salim and IP Kumhar
Boswellia serrata has a variety of Pharmacological actions. It is used both internally and externally. In Unani System of Medicine it is commonly used for Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatic arthritis, chronic inflammatory diseases, wound healing, asthma, cornea ulcer and skin diseases. The drug is obtained by damaging the trunk of the tree. It is then stored and converted into different grades mainly based on colour, shape size and taste. From ancient times, in addition to medicinal uses, it has been used as a incense in religious ceremonies and rituals. Boswellia serrata has been evaluated by using physiochemical tests. The methodology was followed according to protocol of ASU drugs. The physiochemical results reveal that Boswellia serrata powder has a yellowish-yellow color, unique aroma and spicy taste and has a moderate texture and all physiochemical levels are suspended. The suspension of herbal medicines is very important in quality control. Improves the effectiveness and safety of the drug. The Physiochemical effects of the Boswellia serrata will serve as a reference for future diagnostic reference and the student will prevent adultery and improve the quality, ownership and purity of the drug.