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Pharmacognostic evaluation of the roots of Berberis lycium royle

  • Srivastava, Sharad Kumar (Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute) ;
  • Rawat, Ajay Kumar Singh (Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute) ;
  • Mehrotra, Shanta (Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute)
  • Received : 2008.01.23
  • Accepted : 2010.09.07
  • Published : 2010.09.30

Abstract

Berberis lycium (family Berberidaceae) has a close affinity with B. aristata, used in India Traditional Systems of Medicine as a drug 'Daruharidra' for skin disease, jaundice, affection of eyes, and rheumatism. Various species of Berberis are being sold in India herbal drug market. During the market surveillance of different herbal drug markets of India, it was observed that almost all the markets either comprise of Berberis lycium or Berberis asiatica. Keeping this in view, in the present study attempts have been made to identify marker characters of this potent species.

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