Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences


Standardization and preliminary phytochemical screening of Ficus Palmata Forssk stem barks


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Author Details: Arvind Negi, Anju Rawat

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2320-1924

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Article First Page : 15

Article End Page : 20


Abstract

Ficus palmate Forssk is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the family Moraceae. Even though this plant has gained scientific importance recently, there is a need for the pharmacognostic standardization. Hence, in the present work the stem bark was subjected to various microscopical and physical evaluations. In the microscopical studies, the different cell structures and arrangements were studied and in physical evaluation the ash values and extractive values were studied. The various pharmacognostical constants were obtained which could help in the development of a suitable monograph for the plant.

Key Words: Ficus palmate Forssk, fluorescence analysis. Physiochemical parameters, Phytochemical screening