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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-12

Standardisation of homoeopathic drug – Hypericum perforatum L.

1 Assistant Research Officer (Pharmacognosy)
2 Research Officer (Chemistry)
3 Hony. Project Officer

Correspondence Address:
P Padma Rao
Drug Standardization Unit (H)., O.U.B. 32, Road No. 4, Habsiguda, Hyderabad-500 007, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, 61-65 Institutional Area, D-Block Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058

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Hypericum perforatum L., a perennial herb belonging to family Hypericaceae is a potential drug in Homoeopathy. It is used for nerve injuries, excessive pain, spasms, hemorrhoids, asthma, tetanus, neuritis, burning pain and numbness, pulmonary and urinary troubles besides as an astringent, expectorant and diuretic. In the present paper pharmacognostic and physico-chemical studies of leaves and stem of the plant have been presented. Morphological characters of leaf and stem and their transverse sections and longitudinal sections are detailed. Physico-chemical parameters of raw drug viz., extractive values, ash values, besides preparation of formulation weight. per ml., total solids, alcohol content and T.L.C. studies are given for mother tincture.

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