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Abstract

PHYTOPHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDY OF FLOWERS OF SHAAKA (TECTONA GRANDIS LINN.)

Soorya B. S.*, Arpitha C. Rao, Lalitha B. R. and Veena M. S.

ABSTRACT

Tectona grandis Linn., commonly called as teak , is found abundant in forests of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Data on this medicinal plant are available in Ayurvedic classics and other contemporary references. The properties of Shaaka mentioned in Samhitas and Vedas having Kashaya rasa (Astringent taste), Rooksha (Rough) and Laghu (Light) guna, Sheeta veerya (Cold in potency) and Katu vipaka (pungent in post digestive taste). The drug has been described as Mutrala (Diuretic), Sthairyakara (increases strength), Ruchya (improves taste) and Garbhasandhana (protects pregnancy). It is therapeutically used for Kushta (skin dseases), Arsha (hemorrhoids), Prameha (Diabetes mellitus), Srama (Exhaustion), Ashmari (renal calculi) etc. Flowers of Tectona garndis Linn. mentioned in Ayurveda having many pharmacological actions. The present paper deals with the Phytopharmacognostical studies of the extracts obtained from the flowers of Tectona grandis Linn. comprising macroscopical, microscopical, physicochemical, phytochemical and HPLC studies which will assist in standardization for quality, purity and identification.

Keywords: Tectona grandis Linn., Shaaka, Physicochemical, Phytochemical.


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