QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF BERBERIS AND PICRORHIZA KURROA
Satya Prakash Maurya*, Amrita Asthana, Somendra Kumar Maurya, Pooja Maurya, Kaushal Yadav and Anita Maurya
The genus Berberis has an important place in various traditional systems of medicine worldwide for their
efficacious medicinal properties. The bark is used as a tonic and anti-periodic. This plant is also well proven for
cardio vascular, hepato-protective, antimicrobial and anti-cancerous activities. Picrorhiza kurroa is Natural
products have been an important resource for the maintenance of life for ages. Already in the earliest written
traditions. It is used in all forms of liver damage, cirrhosis and inflammation of the liver. It protects the liver
against damage from the hepatitis C virus. The extraction, screening and identification of the medicinally active
substances found in plants. Some of the bioactive substances that can be derived from plants are carbohydrates,
flavonoids, alkaloids, glycosides, steroids are present in B.aristata and Picorrhiza kurroa may carbohydrate,
steroid, cardiac glycoside and flavonids are present.
Keywords: Berberis, Picrorhiza kurroa.
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