Development of quality control parameters for the standardization of Leonotis nepetaefolia (L) R.Br.: barchibuti flowers
Deepak Shrivastava, Sumeet Dwivedi
In traditional system of medicine about 75% of the Indian population depends on this indigenous system for relief. With such a huge section of an everincreasing population relying on herbal remedies, it is imperative that the plant products which have been in use for such a long time be scientifically supported for their efficacy. Leonotis nepetaefolia (L) R.Br. belongs to the genus Leonotis and family Lamiaceae. It is native to tropical Africa and India. The flowers of the plant are used medicinally for the treatment of several skin infections. The present paper deals with the investigation and development of quality control parameters for standardization of Leonotis nepetaefolia (L) R.Br. Flowers. Dried flowers of the plant were evaluated for physicochemical parameters, extraction and preliminary phytochemical screening.