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Physicochemical Characterization of Berberisaristata, Simm (Daaruharidra According to Ayurveda)

Nitin R Waghmare, Nilakshi S Pradhan and Jyoti B Gavali

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Daruharidra (Berberisaristata) has been considered as a very significant herb in many eye and skin diseases for external application. The bark of the roots is the main part of the plant that is used, in its crude form as powder or decoction. The present study is an attempt to standardize the drug for quality control and safety evaluation as it is used in many formulations of Ayurveda. It is also used as rasaut, rasanjan, which is prepared with the help of goat’s milk. Standardization of Berberis aristata was necessary to ensure its safety and efficacy after using it in the formulation. Macroscopic and microscopic studies were carried out to identify the root bark. The medullary ray cells and xylem fibres observed in the TS of the rootbark can be called as the anatomical markers. Physical constant values like moisture content, Ash values, Extractive values, were estimated. Berberine the primary phytoconstituent(marker compound) was identified in the HPTLC of the root bark extract