Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: January | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 77-84
Evaluation of Phytochemical Parameters of Herbal Formulation of Ficus Benghalensis and Panax Ginseng
V. Anjali, V. Lavanya, B. Ramana Kumari, C. Girish
S.V.U. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati - 517502. A.P, India.
Corresponding Author: C. Girish
Panax ginseng belongs to the family Araliaceae. Panax is derived from the Latin word panacea, which refers to its historical usage for many conditions. Ficus benghalensis is commonly known as the Banyan tree. This tree is considered to be sacred tree in India. The evaluation of physico chemical parameters of Panax ginseng root and Ficus benghalensis Linn bark extract was carried out by using different standard methods like determination of ash values and extractive values. Whereas phytochemical investigation was carried out to estimate the presence of sterols, tannins, saponins, and reducing sugars. Results revealed the presence of carbohydrates, glycosides, tannins, saponons, sterols and alkaloids. The petroleum ether extract of the formulation showed the presence of flavonoids which is determined by Shinoda test. The present investigation will be helpful in assessing the quality and purity of a crude drug and laying down pharmacopoeial standards for Panax ginseng and Ficus benghalensis Linn.
Key words: Panax ginseng, Ficus benghalensis Linn, phytochemical evaluation and physicochemical evaluation.