Comparative Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Study of Cassia auriculata and Cassia fistula


Affiliations

  • Rajarshi Shahu College of Pharmacy, Buldana, Maharashtra, 443001, India
  • Vidyabharti College of Pharmacy, Amravati, Maharashtra, 444602, India
  • Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Medical College, Amravati, Maharashtra, 444603, India
  • Mprex Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, Wakad, Pune, 411057, India
  • Shri D. D. Vispute College of Pharmacy and Research Center, New Panvel, Maharashtra, 410221, India
  • Dr. Rajendra Gode College of Pharmacy, Amravati, Maharashtra, 444901, India

Abstract

Cassia auriculata L. (CAL) popularly identified as Tanner’s Cassia and Cassia fistula L. (CFL) is generally known as Golden Shower. Both plants belong to the Family, Fabaceae. These plants are used in skin disease, as hepatoprotective, as anticancer agent and as antioxidant agent. The intention of current article is to put forward the comparative pharmacognostical analysis of Cassia auriculata and Cassia fistula roots in terms of macroscopic evaluation, microscopic evaluation, physicochemical evaluation, extractive values and phytochemical analysis. Thin Layer Chromatography study was carried out for CAL and CFL and data pertaining to the above cited evaluations were recorded for both, CAL and CFL roots. The present study may help in differentiating among these species and these pharmacognostic parameters may serve as a tool for identification, authentication and standardization of CAL and CFL.

Keywords

Cassia auriculata, Cassia fistula, Microscopy, Phytochemical Evaluation

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