PRITHVI MAHABHUTA DOMINANT CHARACTERS IN PUGAPHALA (ARECA CATECHU LINN.) SCIENTIFICALLY ASSESSED THROUGH PHARMACOGNOSY AND PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY


Kamla Moond, Hitesh Vyas, Harisha C. R., V. J. Shukla

Abstract


Objective: The Areca catechu L. is a tropical fruit, which is also called betel nut and is widely distributed in different parts of the world. Areca catechu L is used for various treatment aliments in the form of various preparations especially in powdered form and it used extensively in Ayurveda to treat Mukhavikara, Aruchi, Yonishaithilya, Shvetapradara etc. Areca nut is commonly used as betel nut or supari, as it is often chewed wrapped in betel leaves (Paan). The aim is to assessment of Mahabhautika dominance in Pugaphala by pharmacognostical and pharmaceutical study.

Methods: Microscopic, macroscopic study and phsico-chemical analysis of Pugaphala Churna.

Results: In present study Pugaphala was selected as a Parthiva dominant drug according to its Rasa Panchaka, after that its Mahabhautika dominancy was assessed by pharmacognostical and pharmaceutical study and results also support that in Pharmaceutical study loss on drying is 4.4%w/w, in Pharmacognostical study Rhomboidal crystal, Lignified scleroid etc. were found these characters also showed that Pugaphala is having dominancy of Prithvi Mahabhuta.

Conclusion: Prithvi dominancy in Pugaphala is scientifically assessed by Pharmacognostical and Pharmaceutical study.

Keywords


Pugaphala, Prithvi Mahabhuta, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical study

| PDF | HTML |

References


Amudhan MS, Begum VH, Hebbar KB. A review on phytochemical and pharmacological potential of areca catechu L. seed. Int J Pharm Sci Res 2012;3:4151-7.

Bhavaprakasha Nighantu Purvakhanda. Chaukhambha bharti academy. Varanasi-Patna 1954;7:42-4.

Kokate CK, Purohit AP, Gokhale SB. Analytical pharmacognosy. 42nd ed. Pune: Nirali Prakashan; 2008.

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopia of India. Part I. Vol. I. Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family welfare. Department of Ayush; New Delhi; 2010. p. 160-2.

Sushruta: Sushruta Samhita with commentary of Dalhana, edited by vaidya jadavji Trikamji Acharya, Chaukhambha Surbharti Prakashan, Varanasi 8th edition, Sutra Sthana, chapter 41, verse 4, Reprint; 2014. p. 181.

Ayurveda Sutram Sabhashyam, by Yoganandnath, 8/3; 2013.

Sclereids. Available from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org. [Last accessed on 10 Mar 2018]

Fruit anatomy. Available from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org. [Last accessed on 10 Mar 2018]




About this article

Title

PRITHVI MAHABHUTA DOMINANT CHARACTERS IN PUGAPHALA (ARECA CATECHU LINN.) SCIENTIFICALLY ASSESSED THROUGH PHARMACOGNOSY AND PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

Keywords

Pugaphala, Prithvi Mahabhuta, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical study

DOI

10.22159/ijcpr.2018v10i4.28473

Date

16-07-2018

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 10, Issue 4 (July-Aug), 2018 Page: 75-78

Online ISSN

0975-7066

Authors & Affiliations

Kamla Moond
Department of Basic Principles, I. P. G. T and R. A., GAU, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Hitesh Vyas
Department of Basic Principles, I. P. G. T and R. A., GAU, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Harisha C. R.
Department of Pharmacognosy, I. P. G. T and R. A., GAU, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

V. J. Shukla
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, I. P. G. T and R. A., GAU, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.