Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2013)
Quality Control Studies of Mesua ferrea Linn. Flowers
Author(s): Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K
Abstract: Mesua ferrea Linn. belonging to the family Clusiaceae (alternatively Guttiferea). The flowers were fragrant, cream coloured, ebracteate, pedicellate, pedicel short, axillary, solitary or in pairs (cluster) and 2.5-7.5 cm in diameter, bisexual and buds were sub-globose. The transverse section showed numerous multicellular and multiseriate type trichomes on the upper layer of the epidermis. Foreign organic matter (0.47% w/w), total ash (6.30% w/w), acid insoluble ash (2.30 % w/w), water soluble ash (2.31 % w/w), alcohol soluble extractive (20.53 % w/w), water soluble extractive (10.26 % w/w), loss on drying (9.88 %), foaming index (333.3), swelling index (0.53 ml) and volatile oil (0.20 % v/w) of the crude drug were been obtained. A fingerprint of fluorescence was obtained. Chlorinated pesticide in first and second elute from column were 0.030 and 0.013 respectively and phosphated pesticides in first elute was 0.028 mg/kg of crude drug. Preliminary phytochemical screening showed the presence of many phytochemicals.
How to cite this article:
Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K. Quality Control Studies of Mesua ferrea Linn. Flowers. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2013; 1(2): 124-130.