Pharmacognostical Standardization of Amaranthus paniculatus Seeds
Bharti K. Parmar* , Dr. Navin Sheth
Journal Title:International Journal of PharmaO2 (IJPO)
Pharmacognostical parameters for the seeds of Amaranthus paniculatus was studied with the aim of drawing the Pharmacognostical standards for this species. There is not systematic work reported according to WHO guideline, So objective for work in present study is, to prepare a Monograph of Amaranthus paniculatus seed according to WHO guideline. Macroscopical and microscopical characters of seed, powder characteristics studies, preliminary chemical test and thin layer chromotgraphic studies for Amaranthus paniculatus seed Different physicochemical parameters were evaluated. TLC and HPTLC were performed for identification of different Amino Acids. In its microscopic study, testa, endosperm, epidermis, cotyledon and radical were observed. In its powder characteristic study oil globules and starch were found. The qualitative analysis shows presence of glycoside, carbohydrate, protein and amino acids and fixed oils and absence of alkaloid and tannin was found. The TLC result shows presence of n-butyric acid, alanine, tyrosine, valine. The HPTLC results shows presence of ornithine, arginine, alanine, glutamic acid, tyrosine, n-butyric acid, methionine, leucine, isoleucine. The study includes pharmacognostical standardization of Amaranthus paniculatus Seeds first time.