Surse, S. N., Shrivastava, B., Sharma, P., Sharma, J., Gide, P. S.
Traditional knowledge of the plants provides widely accepted natural phytoconstituents for treatment of various ailments. The aim of present study is establishment of parameters for authentication and standardisation of Celosia argentea var. cristata (L.) Kuntz as is not available in authentic literature. Celosia argentea var. cristata, belongs to family Amaranthaceae is an annual herb and is commonly known as cockscomb. It is used for the treatment of fatigue, atherosclerosis, leucorrhoea and osteoporosis. The leaves are used in Chinese medicine to treat dysentery, menstrual bleeding, inflammation and worms. Pharmacognostic investigation including organoleptic, morphological and microscopic characters with anatomy of leaf and stem of plant were done. Moisture content, total ash value, acid insoluble ash, water soluble ash and foreign organic matter were determined for physicochemical evaluation. Preliminary phytochemical evaluation revealed presence of flavonoids, carbohydrates, saponins, sterols, proteins and amino acids. These findings might be useful for identification and standardisation parameters, which is significant for quality control of herbal drugs.
Pharmacognostic investigation, Celosia argentea var. cristata, Amaranthaceae
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Surse, S. N., Shrivastava, B., Sharma, P., Sharma, J., & Gide, P. S. (2014). Pharmacognostic Standardisation of Whole Plant of Celosia argentea, var. cristata (L). International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(3), 387-392.