Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3834

Full Length Research Paper

Medico-botanical and chemical standardization of pharmaceutically important plant of Tricholepis chaetolepis (Boiss) Rech. f.

Mir Ajab Khan1, Mushtaq Ahmad1, Muhammad Zafar1, Shazia Sultana1, Sarfaraz Khan Marwat1, Shabnum Shaheen2, Muhammad Khan Leghari3, Gul Jan4, Farooq Ahmad5 and Abdul Nazir
1Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan. 3Pakistan Science Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. 4Department of Botany, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan.               5Department of Botany, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 28 February 2011
  •  Published: 18 April 2011


Medico-botanical and chemical standardization of Barham Dandi (Tricholepis chaetolepis(Boiss) Rech. f.), a pharmaceutical herbal drug and its adulterants has been carried out. The study includes parameters such as macro-micromorphology of species, pollen (SEM), organoleptography, fluorescence analysis (UV and IR) and certain physico-chemical aspects that is flavonoids finger printing by 2 D thin layer chromatography. The study revealed that by using physico-chemical and taxonomic markers, one can detect the adulteration in herbal raw material for pharmaceutical industries for safe and effective drug preparation.


Key words: Tricholepis chaetolepis, medico-botanical, chemical, standardization, pharmaceutical.