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Preliminary Phytochemical Screening of Cajanus cajan Linn.

Address:   P.K. Mohanty*, Neha Chourasia, Neraj Kumar Bhatt and Y.A. Jaliwala
VNS Institute of Pharmacy, Nathu Barkheda, Bhopal-462044, MP, India.
*Corresponding Author

The seeds and leaves of Cajanus cajan Linn.which is a shrub cultivated in Central India are used in medicine belong to the family Fabeaceae. Its application in anti-ulcer, wound healing, hepatoprotective, anti-asthamatic ailments is practiced by the villagers. From extensive literature survey it was revealed that no reports were available on macroscopic as well as pytochemical standardization parameters of Cajanus cajan Linn.in order to check the identity and purity of the drug. The present study aimed to establish methods for quality control of drugs, botanical evaluation which comprises of macroscopy, physicochemical parameters like loss on drying, extractive values, Ash values and to investigate the phytochemicals present in the extracts in the preliminary level with respect tochemical tests and thin layer chromatography. Thus it was thought worthwhile to explore this videly cultivated plant on the basis of it’s standardization parameters .The study will provide referential information for the better understanding the plant to be used as medicine for the treatment of the various disease.
Cajanus cajan, Fabeaceae,botanical evaluation,phytochemicals,extractive values
P.K. Mohanty, Neha Chourasia, Neraj Kumar Bhatt, Y.A. Jaliwala,. Preliminary Phytochemical Screening of Cajanus cajan Linn. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 1(2): April-June 2011; Page 49-52.
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