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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-24

Pharmacognostic study of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Murr.) Parl.: A drug used in Homoeopathy

1 Officer/Scientist-4, Former Assistant Director, Central Research Institute (H), Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Survey Officer, Deputy Director, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Janak Puri, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Anshu Rathi
Drug Standardization Unit,Central Research Institute (H), Noida, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-7168.154344

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The pharmacognostic profile of crude drug has a key role in standardization for quality, purity and drug identification. The present study deals with pharmacognostic evaluation of aerial part of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Murr.) Parl. a drug used in homoeopathic system of medicine for diverse clinical uses such as terrible pain in stomach, tumors, keloid, warts and lipoma of thigh. The study includes collection, identification, macroscopy, microscopy and organoleptic characteristics of aerial part of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana. Anatomically the leaf is distinguishable into a layer of the epidermis followed by parenchymatous mesophyll and resin duct in the parenchymatous cortex. Powder microscopy shows the presence of epidermal cells, parenchymatous cells and tracheids. These observations may be used as pharmacopoeial standards for identification of Cha maecyparis lawsoniana.

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