Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  12

Year :  2011

Pages :   1825-1828

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Standardization of Eclipta alba (L)

Address:   Muhammad Shabeer*, Gul Abad Khan, Akhtar Ali, Zakir Ullah and Fazl-i-Sattar
Department of Chemistry, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, Bara, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author

Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk commonly known as False Daisy, yerba de tago, and bhringraj, is a plant belonging to the family Asteraceae.3 Root well developed, cylindrical, greyish. It is also named 'kehraj' in Assamese and karisalankanni in Tamil. The air-drie powder was extracted with different solvent systems such as petroleum-ether (40-600C), benzene, chloroform, ethanol and sterile water and preliminary phytochemical analysis of the extracts including TLC assays were done and the Rf values were determined. Physico-chemical characters, fluorescence characters and extractive values of the powder in different solvent systems were also determined. The pharmacognostical parameters studied, may be Used as a tool for the correct identification of the plant and also to test the Adulterants if any.
Eclipta alba, chromatography, Flouresence analysis, phytochemical screening.
Muhammad Shabeer, Gul Abad Khan, Akhtar Ali, Zakir Ullah, Fazl-i-Sattar. Standardization of Eclipta alba (L). Asian J. Research Chem. 4(12): Dec., 2011; Page 1825-1828.
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