Quality Assessment of Selected Indian Medi

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Standardization information on Andrographis, Bacopa, Commiphora, Glycyrrhiza, Ocimum, Phyllanthus amarus, Amla, Piper longum, Coleus and Ashwagandha extracts

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Quality Assessment of Selected Indian Medi

  1. 1. Quality Assessment of Selected Indian Medicinal Plants Volume 1 Amit Agarwal Balasubramanian Murali 2010 A Joint Publication fromNational Medicinal Plants Board R & D CentreDepartment of AYUSH, # 5B, Veerasandra Industrial Area,Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, 19th KM Stone, Hosur Road,Govt. of India, New Delhi, India. Bangalore, India.web: www.nmpb.nic.in web: www.naturalremedy.com i
  2. 2. All rights reservedNo part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system ortransmitted, in any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recordingor otherwise, without prior written permission of National Medicinal Plants Board,New Delhi and Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, India.© 2010 Natural Remedies Pvt LtdBangalorePrice : Inland : 1000 Foreign : $ 50Published by : National Medicinal Plants Board & M/s Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd.Printed at : M/s Mangala Process Bangalore - 560 027.ISBN 978-81-910093-0-9This is not a legal documentCover page:Phyllanthus emblicaAndrographis paniculataInstrumentation Laboratory of Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd., Bangalore.Disclaimer:National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) neither endorses nor opposes any data contained in this book. Theinformation presented here is considered to be reliable; however NMPB has not independently verified thisinformation. The readers are encouraged to correspond directly with the authors for any clarifications /suggestions for improvement.Information on the tradtional uses, desirable phytochemical constituents, regulatory status, traditional uses andother information has been compiled from published literature. ii
  3. 3. AcknowledgementWe wish to thank the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) and the managementof Natural Remedies for providing the necessary financial support for completion ofthis project. Our special thanks to Shri. B.S.Sajwan, CEO, NMPB, for his constantencouragement and practical guidance. We also wish to thank Dr. D.B.A.Narayanafor his technical inputs at various stages of this project.We wish to thank the experts of the project screening committee of NMPB viz., Dr. HP Singh, Dr. Rajendra Gupta, Dr. P D Sethi, Dr. C K Katiyar, Dr. Pushpangadan andDr. Padma Kumar for their valuable suggestions for improving the quality and utility ofthis work.The names of specific scientists from Natural Remedies R&D center who significantlycontributed to this work have been separately listed under “Members of the TechnicalTeam”. We wish to additionally thank the scientists from the departments ofPhytochemistry (Mr. M M Hipolith Viji, Mr. N K Bopanna), Analytical Chemistry(Mr. B Vinod, Mr. C Prakash), Microbiology (Ms. M K Asha), ADME (Dr. ShekarM Dethe), Cell Assay (Dr. C V Chandrasekaran), Pharmacology and Toxicology(Dr. Krishnagouda S Goudar, Dr. V Vijayabalaji), Research Data Management (Ms.G Sushma), Technical Documentation (Ms. T S Geetha, Mr. K Ramesh) and theTraditional Medicine Group (Dr. K Venkateshwaralu) who have also supported thiswork directly and indirectly. Without the coherent team work and support from all themembers, this work would not have been completed.We thank the department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt.of India for providing us this opportunity. Authors ix
  4. 4. Members of Technical TeamDr. M DeepakSr. ManagerMr. M L SuryanarayanaDy. ManagerMr. M S AnandAsst. ManagerMr. G K SangliSr. Research OfficerMr. T MahendranOfficerMr. K Sendhil NathanOfficerMs.C L PrathimaSr. OfficerDr. P SanthanTaxonomistDr. J Joshua AllanDy. Manager x
  5. 5. ContentsChapters Page No.1. Andrographis paniculata Nees 01 - 29 (Kalmegh)2. Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell 30 - 57 (Brahmi)3. Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari 58 - 81 (Guggul)4. Glycyrrhiza glabra L. 82 - 108 (Licorice)5. Ocimum tenuiflorum L. 109 - 135 (Tulsi)6. Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. 136 - 158 (Bhuiamla)7. Phyllanthus emblica L. 159 - 180 (Amla)8. Piper longum L. 181 - 207 (Pippali)9. Plectranthus barbatus Andrews 208 - 228 (Coleus)10. Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal 229 - 252 (Ashwagandha) xi
  6. 6. Appendices- Phytochemical reference standards A1- About reference material A2- Sampling A3- Terminologies and Abbreviations A4 - A7Annexure I Method of analysis - Chemical A8 - A9Annexure II Method of analysis - Microbiological A10 - A11Annexure III Selection of desirable compounds A12 - A42 xii

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