Fingerprint Profile of an important therapeutic plant of Astavarga Crepidium acuminatum (D. Don) Szlach by HPTLC

Order of Publishing in Issue: 
5
Volume :12
Issue :3
July, 2018 - September, 2018
Page No: 
257-264
Authors: 
Mamta Arora*[1], Anupama Mahajan[2], Jaspreet K. Sembi[3]
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[1]Research Scholar of IKG, PTU Jallandhar, Faculty of Biotechnology, ASBASJSM College, Bela Rupnagar, Punjab
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[2]Assistant Professor in Biotechnology, SUSCET, Tangori, Mohali, Punjab
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[3]Assistant Professor in Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Nature is crucial source of drugs. Plants have played important role in identifying important drugs and are basis of various modern pharmaceuticals. Therefore ethnomedicinal plants must be exploited to identify lead compounds. C. acuminatum is an important plant of Astavarga (combination of 8 drugs, most commonly used in Ayurveda) C. acuminatum is used in breathing disorders, burning sensation, cough, decrease in bone tissue, bleeding disorders, blood disorders, tuberculosis, insect bites and rheumatism. It is refrigerant, febrifuge and aphrodisiac. It is utilized as tonic and in general debility. HPTLC is a valuable analytical tool for the investigation of herbal products and drugs. Hence, HPTLC Fingerprint profile has been developed for this plant. 

Keywords: 
HPTLC, Fingerprint profile, C. acuminatum (Jeevak), Malaxis acuminata Astavarga, Phytochemical analysis.
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