Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   11

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2018

Pages :   344-350

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Comparative Preliminary Phytochemical and HPTLC Fingerprint profile Studies of two Cinnamon Species Commonly used in ASU Formulations



Address:   Ajay Kumar Meena*, Ch. V. Narasimhaji, P. Rekha, D. Velvizhi, R. Ilavarasan
Captain Srinivasa Murthy Regional Ayurveda Drug Development Institute, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Arumbakkam, Chennai – 600 106.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00062.7

ABSTRACT:
The present article attempts to compare HPTLC and physico-chemical parameters of Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamomum cassia belonging to common family Lauraceae and genus Cinnamomum. Each of them is considered to have huge medicinal value in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani traditional medicines. Since ancient times, these drugs are used according to their medical value. Investigation of such traditionally used medicinal plants is thus valuable on two levels, firstly, as a source of potential chemo-therapeutic drugs and secondly, as a measure of safety for the continued use of medicinal plants. The present paper attempts to evaluate the physicochemical parameters like water soluble extract, alcohol soluble extract, total ash, acid insoluble ash, TLC/HPTLC and preliminary phytochemical analysis. The study revealed specific identities for crude drug taken which will be useful in identification and control of adulterations and/or substitution of the raw drug.
KEYWORDS:
Ayurveda, Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Medicinal plants and HPTLC.
Cite:
Ajay Kumar Meena, Ch. V. Narasimhaji, P. Rekha, D. Velvizhi, R. Ilavarasan. Comparative Preliminary Phytochemical and HPTLC Fingerprint profile Studies of two Cinnamon Species Commonly used in ASU Formulations. Asian J. Research Chem. 2018; 11(2):344-350.
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