EVALUATION OF MACROSCOPICAL AND MICROSCOPICAL STUDY, TLC AND HPTLC FINGERPRINTING OF FICUS RELIGIOSA LINN. LEAVESAbstract
Objective: To rationalize the macroscopical and microscopical study, TLC and HPTLC fingerprinting of Ficus religiosa Linn. leaves. Methods: The crude ethanolic extract of leaves of Ficus religiosa Linn. was using the macroscopical characters powder microscopical study and Preliminary phytochemical investigation of TLC and HPTLC. Results: An attempt has been made to highlight this folk herbal medicine through present study which will assist in the identification of fresh as well as dried crude samples of leaves phytochemically, macroscopically, and microscopically. TLC and HPTLC fingerprint profiling were carried out, and the salient qualitative and quantitative parameters are reported. Conclusion: The present study will provide referential information for correct identification and help in checking adulteration in the market sample used in the preparation of various herbal medicines. The present observation will also be helpful in the macroscopical and microscopical study, TLC and HPTLC fingerprinting of Ficus religiosa Linn. leaves.
S. Singh *, S. K. Jain, S. Alok, D. K. Chanchal, R. K. Bijauliya and S. Rashi
Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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