International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2022)

Comparative phyto-pharmacognostical study of kokilaksha whole plant natural powder and kshara


Khushbu B Joshi, Mukeshkumar B Nariya, Harisha CR, Rabinarayan Acharya, Vinay J Shukla

Introduction: Kshara is an alkali contains water soluble ash, due to its corrosive nature (Ksharanat), it is known as Kshara (alkali). Kshara are derivatives of plant drug ashes in the form of solutions, powder or crystals, all of which have the basic quality of being alkaline. Materials and Methods: Kokilaksha whole plant powder and kshara was prepared as per the method of Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI) and subjected to phyto-pharmacognostical study as per standard protocol. Results and Discussion: The powder characters showed simple trichomes, pollen grains, cytolith, polygonal cells, spiral vessels etc. and the microscopy of Kshara revealed presence of different forms of crystal structures. Physico-chemical analysis shows total ash less than 9% and acid insoluble ash to be less than 1%. The qualitative phytochemical analysis showed the presence of phyto constituents like alkaloids, phenols, steroids, tannins and flavonoids. Conclusion: The parameters evaluated will serve as pharmacognostical standards and will help in correct identification and authentication of the plant that can maintain its therapeutic efficacy.
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Khushbu B Joshi, Mukeshkumar B Nariya, Harisha CR, Rabinarayan Acharya, Vinay J Shukla. Comparative phyto-pharmacognostical study of kokilaksha whole plant natural powder and kshara. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 10, 2022, Pages 26-30
International Journal of Botany Studies