Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)
Physico-chemical and phytochemical analysis of Stellaria media L.
Author(s): Parul Tripathi, Rajshree Pandey
Abstract: Stellaria media Linn. (Caryophyllaceae) has been traditionally used for a variety of ailments such as inflammation, asthma, blood diseases and in the treatment of mental tension. In the present investigation, various pharmacognostic standards of the plant have been generated so that authentic S. media could be explored for its traditional claims. Total ash, acid insoluble ash, ethanol soluble extractive and water soluble extractive values were 11.24, 2.04, 6.3, 37.7 % w/w respectively.