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Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 2
First page : ( 423) Last page : ( 426)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00077.9

Standardisation of Rhizome Extract of Acorus calamus Linn

Narmatha K.*, Arul P., Jeyamurugan S, Srinivasan R, Vignesh T

Kamalakshi Pandurangan College of Pharmacy, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mailme_narmatha@rediffmail.com

Online published on 2 June, 2018.

Abstract

The present communication attempts to evaluate the physiochemical study on the rhizome extract of Acorus calamus Linn. Acorus calamus Linn is a well-known medicinal plant in traditional medical system having various ethanopharmacological uses. The study revealed specific identities for the plant, which will be useful in identification as a control to abet adulterants and for future standardisation work. Physiochemical study shows total ash (8.7%) acid insoluble ash (1.5%) water soluble extractive value (3.25%) total tannin (20μg/ml), volatile oil content (1%). Phytochemical study revealed that inorganic salt, carbohydrate, tannin, terpenoids are present.

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Keywords

Acorus calamus Linn, Physio chemical study, standardization.

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