Modern Phytomorphology

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Phytochemical analysis of Unani herbal formulation "Niswani tea"


Amira Saba*, Syeda sameena aziz, Afshan Jabeen and Najam Rehan

Phytochemicals are bioactive compounds obtained from the plants and are widely applied in the traditional unani herbal medicine. Herbal medicine drugs have been used widely in many countries because of its availability, less cost effectiveness and safer than the synthetic drug. These herbal medicines are used by the local people to cure the various diseases which include the major diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer, HIV etc. knowledge of phytochemicals constituents present in the unani herbal drugs will support in treating the disease with better therapeutic efficacy. Realizing this, and effort has been made for the screening of various phytochemicals such as coumarins, anthocyanins, leucoanthocyanins, fatty acids, steroids, saponins, terpenoids, quinones, tannins, phlobatannins, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, alkaloids and determination of ash content are present in Niswani tea, unani herbal medicine. It was concluded that the plants studied were rich in phytochemicals with significant pharmacological and medicinal applications.


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