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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1526-1531
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/906719

Phamacognostical Evaluation and Determination of Total Phenols of Paeonia sinjiangensis K. Y. Pan

1Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Famous Prescription and Science of Formulas Urumqi-830011, Xinjiang, China
2College of Basic Medicine, Xinjiang Medical University Urumqi-830011, Xinjiang, China

Received 13 July 2011; Accepted 5 September 2011

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Abstract

Paeonia sinjiangensis K. Y. Pan is a perennial herb belonging to the family Ranunculaceae which is one of the most important crude drugs in traditional Chinese medicine, used as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic and sedative agent. This paper deals with the detailed pharmacognostical evaluation of the crude drug P. sinjiangensis K. Y. Pan. The microscopic, physico-chemical, preliminary physicochemical parameters, total phenols contents presented in this paper may be proposed as parameters to establish the authenticity of P. sinjiangensis K. Y. Pan and can possibly help to differentiate the drug from its other species.