Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A (2017)
Pharmacognostical and Histochemical analysis of Phyllanthus emblica Linn. Fruit – A dietary rasayana drug
Author(s): BM Meghashree, TR Shantha and Sulochana Bhat
Abstract: Standardization of crude drugs is still a challenge in the research and development of herbal formulation preparations. This study aims to establish the pharmacognostic standards and understand the difference between 3 growing stages of fruits along with histochemical analysis on an impor¬tant medicinal & dietetic fruit Phyllanthus emblica Lin., belonging to the family euphorbiaceae, and known as Amalaki in Sanskrit texts. P. emblica is the only fruit which consists of all 5 Rasa’s. Hence it is the best Aahara Rasayana. Present study macro, micro, powder microscopy along with histochemical analysis revealed different and important characters like absence and presence of stone cells in tender and mature stage respectively. Difference in percentage of histochemicals representing is also highlighted along with the figures respectively.
How to cite this article:
BM Meghashree, TR Shantha, Sulochana Bhat. Pharmacognostical and Histochemical analysis of Phyllanthus emblica Linn. Fruit – A dietary rasayana drug. Int J Herb Med 2017;5(4):08-16.