Traditional and chemotaxonomic studies of bio guided active constituents of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. F. & Thoms. Root
Sumedh Sanjay Joshi, Megha and Tanuja Manoj Nesari
Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. There are almost 1200 plants mentioned in Ayurveda for their medicinal properties. Thus, the Pharma therapeutics of Ayurveda are mainly centred on the use of various plant parts in the management of innumerable diseases. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. F. & Thoms.) Is one such plant praised widely for its efficacy in the treatment of various diseases along with its superior rejuvenation property? Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India has mentioned quitting quality standard parameters for assessment of the stem of Tinospora cordifolia. From the literature review of ancient Ayurveda classics, it can be inferred that Guduchi moola (Root of Tinospora cordifolia) was also used in the management of diseases like Shop ha (Inflammation) and Prameha (Diabetes mellitus and urinary disorders). As Guduchi grows by vegetative propagation of stem, the inclusion of root will not hamper the reproduction of it. To date, no work is published on the standardization parameters of the Root of Tinospora cordifolia. This study aims at the generation of data regarding physicochemical and phytochemical parameters of Guduchi root using Ash value, loss on drying, extractive value, and qualitative analysis of phytoconstituent along with sophisticated analysis like HPTLC, FTIR and UV spectrophotometry. This article may prove beneficial for further studies on the Root of Tinospora cordifolia.
Sumedh Sanjay Joshi, Megha, Tanuja Manoj Nesari. Traditional and chemotaxonomic studies of bio guided active constituents of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. F. & Thoms. Root. Int J Res Agron 2022;5(2):119-123. DOI: 10.33545/2618060X.2022.v5.i2b.121