Pharmacognostic standardization of Asian folk medicinal plant Reinwardtia Indica Dumort

Dr. Sunil Kumar Mishra


Background: Recent scenario and global trends are moving toward the medicinal plant used as health-care product for the treatment of different disease or disorder, but the critical and essential issue to be considered in assuring the therapeutic efficacy and safety. Thus standardization of plant parts need to standardized according to the standard guideline for global acceptance of the product. Reinwardtia indica belongs to Linaceae family used as folk medicine in Asia in the treatment and management of boils, carbuncle, and as an antimicrobial agent in wound healing traditionally. Objective: The present study aimed at physicochemical standardization of R. indica leaves and stem part of the plant. Materials and Methods: In our investigation, leaves and stem part of R. indica were standardized based on microscopy, powder microscopy, physicochemical evaluations, extractive yields, and heavy metal analysis as per the International Regulatory Norms. Results: The results revealed that the pharmacognostic parameters have shown the leaves and stem part of the R. indica plant found within the standard limit as per regulatory norms. Conclusion: The data found after standardization can be adopted as a standard of the plant R. indica, and it can be used in the formulation of the health care product after pre-clinical and clinical investigations.

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