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PHYTO-PHARMACOLOGY OF BERBERIS ARISTATA DC: A REVIEW. Mazumder Papiya Mitra 1, *Das Saumya 2, Das Sanjita 2, Das Manas Kumar 3. Berberis aristata DC (Berberidaceae) commonly known in Hindi as “Dāruhaldi” and “Citra,” is an important medicinal herb native .. Berberis aristata: A review. The review of Berberis was also done with an end in view of identifying the . 3) ( References in Table 3: B. aristata: Blasko et al., [15]; Potdar et al.

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The epidermis with unicellular, uniseriate trichomes and the brberis cortex comprising of tanniferous and sclerenchymatous cells gets peeled off. They are compactly arranged and having a larger number of chloroplast [ Plate 7Figure 3]. Trends in contact lens associated microbial keratitis in southern India.

The microscopical studies of drugs; pp. Zhongguo Yaolixue Yu Dulixue Zazhi. The phloem fibers [ Plate 4Figure 3d-j] are long, with lignified thick walls and a wide lumen and mostly pointed tapering ends. Effect of jatrorrhizine on isolated guinea pig atria.

Total ash, acid insoluble ash and water-soluble ash values and water- and alcohol-soluble extractives were determined.

Various pharmacological activities of the Berberis species make them an important part of polyherbal formulations for the treatment of several diseases and disorders Figure 2 Fig. Recent trend in research on Berberis species, however directed the workers to focus more towards oncology, toxicological studies and clinical trials.

Abstract Berberis is an important genus and well known in the Indian as well as European systems of traditional medicine. Pharmacognostic studies The macro-morphological and organoleptic characters of root, stem and leaf were studied by observing the different plant parts as such and also with the help of a dissecting microscope. The Wealth of India: The scientific information compiled in this review is gathered by extensive search of several electronic databases viz.


Masood M, Tiwari KP. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm. These shrubs are distributed throughout the Himalayas, it is also found in Southern India in Nilgiri hills and also in Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific J Berberus Biomed.

A review on biological and chemical diversity in Berberis (Berberidaceae)

Support Center Support Center. Biochemical composition of B. Open in a separate window. The phloem consists of sieve tubes, sieve plates and parenchyma.

The ethno botanical uses of Berberis by different tribal communities in India and some other countries are provided in Table 1 Tab. Some of the parenchymatous cells of the phloem are converted into fibers as well as stone cells. Invanovska N, Philipov S. An ethnobotanical study of the Kumaon region of India.

Xiong and Fang, [ ]. Ethno botanical uses of different species of Berberis.

Secondary phloem region also contains some sclerides, which are mostly rectangular to squarish in shape with thick lignified walls, which at places show pits on their walls [ Plate 4Figure 3k-n]. An unusual protoberberine alkaloid. They have studied hardly species of the family.

The xylem parenchyma is squarish to polygonal in shape with thick walls and having simple pits on their walls [ Plate 4Figure 3v 1 -v 3 ]. A new bisbenzyl tetrahydro isoquinoline alkaloid from Berberis tabiensis Berberidaceae Biochem Syst Ecol.


Below the palisade tissue is the spongy tissue, which consists of layers of irregularly and loosely arranged parenchymatous cells through which veins transverse in various directions. The transverse section of a young stem [ Plate 4Figures 1 and 2] shows a wavy outline and it consists of a single layer of epidermis comprising of cubical to radial elongated type of cells covered over by a thick cuticle.

A review on biological and chemical diversity in Berberis (Berberidaceae)

Its root, stem and leaves also find their use in treatment of various ailments and hence is used extensively in Ayurveda. Determination of berberine content in the stem of extracts of Cosinium fenestratum by TLC densitometry. The bark is used as a tonic and anti-periodic. The short ones have an irregular margin and scalariform type of thickening.

Insecticidal, insect repellent and pesticidal plants of DehraDun.

Detailed pharmacognostical studies on Berberis aristata DC plant

Fluorescence of powdered vegetable drugs with particular reference to development of a system of identification. Osteolytic and Hyper choletrolemic: Sohni and Bhatt, [ ]. Subscribe this journal to your library. The present review summarizes the taxonomic, ethno-botanical, pharmacognostic, photochemical and pharmacological claims of Berberis species. This is followed by cortex [ Plate 4Figure 2], which is divided into three zones. Brrberis, [ 97 ].