PHYTO-PHARMACOLOGY OF BERBERIS ARISTATA DC: A REVIEW. Mazumder Papiya Mitra 1, *Das Saumya 2, Das Sanjita 2, Das Manas Kumar 3. Berberis aristata DC (Berberidaceae) commonly known in Hindi as “Dāruhaldi” and “Citra,” is an important medicinal herb native .. Berberis aristata: A review. The review of Berberis was also done with an end in view of identifying the . 3) ( References in Table 3: B. aristata: Blasko et al., [15]; Potdar et al.

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Pharmacognostic studies The macro-morphological and organoleptic characters of root, stem and leaf were studied by observing the different plant parts as such and also with the help of a dissecting microscope.

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Chemical diversity of various Berberis species is illustrated in Table 3 Tab. Leaf Powder of the leaf is greenish yellow in color with bitter taste. Total ash, acid-insoluble ash and water-soluble ash of stem are 2.


The stone cells are in ones or twos embedded within the groups of fibers, which are present in discontinuous arostata rings surrounding the xylem [ Plate 1Figure 3b and c].


Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Berberine as a factor in the resistance of Mahonia trifolioata and M. Antifibrillatory effect of berberine. Comparative study of the ethanolic extract of four Nigerian plants against some pathogenic microorganisms.

A review on biological and chemical diversity in Berberis (Berberidaceae)

Histological distribution of berberine, umbellatine and nepiotime has also been examined in Indian species of Berberis Chatterjee, [ 21 ]; Chatterjee et al. For fluorescence analysis, the powder of the root, stem and leaf were examined under ultraviolet light.

Hand and microtome sections were taken, stained and mounted and rdview cell content and cell wall structure were studied according to the method described by Kay and Johansen. The phloem fibers have been reported to be of plain type only but our findings have shown that there are two types of fibers viz.

The roots are thick, woody yellowish rdview, cylindrical, more or less knotty and covered over by a thin brittle bark. Indian J Nat Prod Res. Carr LG, Carlos W. J Pharm Soc Japan. Sack and Frochlich, [ ].

Detailed pharmacognostical studies on Berberis aristata DC plant

The cuticular furrows in the upper side are larger than those of the lower side. Pak J Bot ; DNA methods for identification of Chinese medicinal materials. International Book Distributors; Pharmacological activities of various Berberis species.


The cells of the pith are large circular to isodiametric, thick walled, slightly sclerosed and most of them contain pits on their walls.

A review on biological and chemical diversity in Berberis (Berberidaceae)

It gives rise to cork on the outer side and phelloderm ariztata the inner side. Mean value of berberine content for young actively growing shoots is 0. It is extensively used in Ayurvedic system of medicine from times immemorial. Nasir E, Ali SI, editors. The number of fibers with pits are much less in number than the fibers without pits.

We express our thanks to Dr. An ethnobotanical study of the Kumaon region of India. A survey of the genus Berberis L.

Medicinal plants of the Bhagirathi valley lying in the Uttarkashi forest division U. Berberine-induced inhibition of adipocyte enhancer-binding protein 1 attenuates oxidized low-density lipoprotein accumulation and foam cell formation in phorbol myristate acetate-induced macrophages. The outer one is a narrow zone of layers of parenchymatous cells with relatively thick walls and less number of intercellular spaces between them. The fibers are strongly lignified.

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