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Pharmacognostical Standardization of Flowers of Althaea officinalis Linn. (Gul Khatami)

Nitin Rai, Rampratap Meena, S. Mageswari, Shamsul Arfin and Rajeev Kr. Sharma

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January - March 2015, Vol. 10 No. 1, Pages 117-127


Althaea officinalis Linn. is equated as botanical source of Unani drug ‘Gul Khatmi’. This plant species is attributed for various medicinal properties and its every morphological part yields mucilage, â asparagin, betaine, starch and sugar. The present study is carried out on the pharmacognostical standardization of Althaea officinalis Linn. (Flower) including Thin- Layer Chromatographic profile which leads to develop quality standards for the drug.

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