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Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 2
First page : ( 344) Last page : ( 350)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00062.7

Comparative Preliminary Phytochemical and HPTLC Fingerprint profile Studies of two Cinnamon Species Commonly used in ASU Formulations

Meena Ajay Kumar*, Narasimhaji Ch. V., Rekha P., Velvizhi D., Ilavarasan R.

Captain Srinivasa Murthy Regional Ayurveda Drug Development Institute, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Arumbakkam, Chennai-600 106

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ajaysheera@gmail.com

Online published on 2 June, 2018.


The present article attempts to compare HPTLC and physico-chemical parameters of Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamomum cassia belonging to common family Lauraceae and genus Cinnamomum. Each of them is considered to have huge medicinal value in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani traditional medicines. Since ancient times, these drugs are used according to their medical value. Investigation of such traditionally used medicinal plants is thus valuable on two levels, firstly, as a source of potential chemo-therapeutic drugs and secondly, as a measure of safety for the continued use of medicinal plants. The present paper attempts to evaluate the physicochemical parameters like water soluble extract, alcohol soluble extract, total ash, acid insoluble ash, TLC/HPTLC and preliminary phytochemical analysis. The study revealed specific identities for crude drug taken which will be useful in identification and control of adulterations and/or substitution of the raw drug.



Ayurveda, Cinnamomum cassiaCinnamomum zeylanicum, Medicinal plants and HPTLC.


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