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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-17

Pharmacognostic standardization of leaves of Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br. (Asclepiadaceae)


Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Rajiv Academy for Pharmacy, Mathura, N.H. #2, Delhi-Mathura Bye-pass, P.O. Chattikara, Mathura - 281 001, (U.P.), India

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Y Murti
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Rajiv Academy for Pharmacy, Mathura, N.H. #2, Delhi-Mathura Bye-pass, P.O. Chattikara, Mathura - 281 001, (U.P.)
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7788.59938

PMID: 20532092

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Calotropis procera, belonging to the Asclepidaceae family, is present more or less throughout India and in other warm, dry places such as, Warizistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and tropical Africa. Its common names are Akra, Akanal, and Madar. The leaves of Calotropis procera are said to be valuable as an antidote for snake bite, sinus fistula, rheumatism, mumps, burn injuries, and body pain. The leaves of Calotropis procera are also used to treat jaundice. A study on Calotropis procera leaf samples extracted the air-dried leaf powder with different solvents such as petroleum-ether (60-80ºC), benzene, chloroform, ethanol, and sterile water. Preliminary phytochemical analysis was done long with measurement of the leaf constants, fluorescence characteristics, and extractive values. Quantitative estimation of total ash value, acid insoluble ash, and water- soluble ash may serve as useful indices for identification of the powdered drug. Histochemical studies which reveal rows of cylindrical palisade cells and, vascular bundles may also serve as useful indices for identification of the tissues. These studies suggested that the observed pharmacognostic and physiochemical parameters are of great value in quality control and formulation development of Calotropis procera.


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