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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1022-1028
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/509798

Pharmacognostical and Physicochemical Analysis of the Bark of Bauhinia tomentosa L.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627 012, India

Received 9 July 2011; Accepted 5 September 2011

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Abstract

The bark of Bauhinia tomentosa L. is used for inflammation, wound, dysentery, skin diseases and for microbial infections. In order to ensure the use of only genuine and uniform material in preparation of herbal formulation, work on standardization was carried out. Macroscopic, microscopic and physico-chemical characteters determination have been carried out, which would facilitate quick identification and selection of the drug from various adulterants.