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Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine

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Pharmacognostic Evaluation Of Curcuma aromatica

S Srivastava, A K Rawat, S Mehrotra

Abstract




A pharmacognostic evaluation of the rhizome Curcuma aromatica showed moisture content of 43.4%, total ash 6.2%, acid insoluble ash 0.5%, alcohol
soluble extractives 7.9%, water soluble extractives 11.70%, sugar 6.0% , starch 30.6% and 1.8% total volatile oil.

Keywords: Curcuma aromatica, Zingiberaceae, Rhizome, Pharmacognosy, Standardization.

Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine Vol. 11 2007 pp. 10-14



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njnpm.v11i1.11870
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