Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Development of quality control parameters for the standardization of Limonia acidissima L. bark
Author(s): Shaikh Maheboob, Revansiddha Dhotre, Mamtaram Kare
Abstract: Limonia acidissima Linn. belongs to family Rutaceae commonly known as wood apple or elephant apple. It is an important traditional medicinal plant. The present study provides pharmacognostic, physicochemical and phytochemical details and macroscopic characters. The successive extraction of plant bark was undertaken by using various solvents of increasing polarity and the extracts thus obtained were subjected for Phytochemical analysis. The phytochemical investigation revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponin, sterols etc. The above studies provide useful information in regard to its correct identity and evaluation, and help to differentiate from the closely related other species of Limonia acidissima, Linn.