Journal: Inter. J. of Chemical and Analytical Science

Article Id: JPRS-PSPA-0000327
Title: A Comparative study for quality assessment of Calotropis procera Linn. root at selected regions
Category: Phytochemical Study and Pharmacological Activity
Section: Research Article
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    The herbal drug Alarka is botanically called as Calotropis procera Linn. In the recent past tremendous attempts are being made to evaluate the scientific standards for traditional system of medicines, particularly in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The use of the plants, plant extracts, and pure compounds isolated from natural sources has always provided a foundation for modern pharmaceutical compounds. Calotropis procera Linn is small, erect and compact shrubs, which is used in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. This shrub has been known to posses Analgesic, Antitumor, Antihelmintic, Antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, Inflammatory, Antidiarrhoeal, Anticonvulsant, Antimicrobial, Oestrogenic, Antinociceptive, and Antimalarial activity. A wide range of chemical compounds including- Benzoyllineolone, benzoylisolinelone and ß-amyrin. The root bark contains the calotropoleanyl ester, proceroleanenol A and proceroleanenol B. The latex contains the calactin, calotropin, uscharin, sitosterol, and calotoxin. The thin layer chromatographic studies of alcohol extract was also carried out to ascertain the quality of this drug. For the evaluation of Pharmacopoeial standards phytochemical parameters are adopted. These studies suggested that the observed physiochemical parameters are of great value in quality control and formulation development of Calotropis procera.

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    Ajay K Yadav2, A K Meena1*, A Gaurav2, R Singh2 , Kiran sharma2, Uttam Singh2, B Singh2, and M.M.Rao1

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    1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala – 147001, Punjab, (India).
    2 School of pharmaceutical sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, UP,(India).

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    Ajay Kumar Meena
    1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical
    Research, Patiala – 147001, Punjab, (India).


    Received on: 13-08-2009; Revised on: 16-09-2009; Accepted on:24-02-2010

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    Ajay K Yadav2, A K Meena1*, A Gaurav2, R Singh2 , Kiran sharma2, Uttam Singh2, B Singh2, and M.M.Rao1

    Title:A Comparative study for quality assessment of Calotropis procera Linn. root at selected regions
    Journal:Inter. J. of Chemical and Analytical Science
    Vol(issue):1 (March)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (40-42)
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    Methodology:physico- chemical parameters, chemical constituent
    Research Materials: Calotropis procera Linn.

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Ayurveda physico- chemical parameters chemical constituent Calotropis procera Linn.

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