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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The present article summarizes its usage in eye and liver disorder, fever, kidney and gall stones along with anticancer activity. Lublin – Polpnia Section C. Antidiarrheal activity, chemical and toxicity profile of Berberis aristata.

Pharmacognostic investigation of leaf Macroscopic characters 3. Int J Antimicro Agents. Open in a separate window. Arristata activities of some nepalese medicinal plants used in treating bacterial infections in human being. Pharmacognostical evaluation of the root of Berberis aristata DC. Koetz N, Walter J. Phyto-chemical and pharmacological applications of Berberis aristata.

Chandra P, Purohit AN. Tomita and Kikuchi, [ ]. For fluorescence analysis, the powder of the root, stem and leaf were examined under ultraviolet light. Vessels have mostly bordered pits with distinct perforation rim, though a few nerberis seen having spiral type of thickening [ Plate 4Figure 3w 1 -w 3 ].

Detailed pharmacognostical studies on Berberis aristata DC plant

Nat Prod Sci ; Some of the parenchymatous cells of the phloem are converted into fibers as well as stone cells. A survey to high altitude medicinal plants of Garhwal Himalayas.


These shrubs are distributed throughout the Himalayas, it is also found in Beeberis India in Nilgiri hills and also in Sri Lanka. Effects of bereberine on isolated myocardium of guinea pays and humans. The xylem fibers are very long highly thickened with narrow central lumen and mostly tapering pointed ends or at places with truncated ends [ Plate 7Figure 5b 1 and b 2 ].

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

Chatterjee, [ 21 ]; Chandra and Purohit, [ 20 ]. Bark is internally pale brown, rough, closely and rather deeply furrowed. A case report and review of verberis literature. Nil Conflict of Interest: Jafri [ 59 ] while dealing with the Berberidaceae for the Flora of West Pakistan included only one species of Mahonia and 15 species of Berberis from Kashmir region.

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

Microscopic characters The transverse section of a young stem [ Plate 4Figures 1 and 2] shows a wavy outline and it consists of a single layer of epidermis comprising of cubical to radial elongated type of cells covered over beerberis a thick cuticle. Majumdar P, Saha S. Surrounding the vascular tissue all around is a discontinuous strand of layers of pericyclic fibers with thick lignified walls having a small lumen in between them.

The stem powder is yellowish in color, fibrous in composition and bitter in taste. Berberis has diverse pharmacological potential. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Total ash, acid-insoluble ash and water-soluble ash of root are 2. The fiber tracheids are long with bordered pits on its walls and are thicker when compared to xylem fibers [ Plate 1Figure 4q and r]. Studies on aristatw of Berberis waziristanica and CD studies of chiral metal complexes.


Int J Pharmacol ;7: The leaves are reported to be used in hepato-bililary disorders. An effective crude drug for diarrhoea. A new bisbenzyl tetrahydro isoquinoline alkaloid from Berberis tabiensis Berberidaceae Biochem Syst Ecol. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci ; Mature stem Berberis aristata showing the region of xylem and pith.


Quart J Crude Drug Res. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm. Indian Medicinal Plants; p. Phylogeny of the Berberidaceae with evaluation of classification. This is followed by a narrow zone of phelloderm layers wide with thick walled ellipsoidal cells having very few intercellular spaces. The vascular bundles are surrounded by bundle sheath consists of cells, which are of slightly circular type than the surrounding spongy mesophyll parenchyma [ Table 3 ]. Med Princ Pract ; Recent trend in research on Berberis species, however directed the workers to focus more towards oncology, toxicological studies and clinical trials.

Its root, stem and leaves are extensively used in the Indian system of medicine; the latter two also find their use as crude drugs.

Isoquinoline derived alkaloids from B. This plant is also well proven for cardio vascular, hepato-protective, antimicrobial and anti-cancerous activities.

Structure of an antimalarial alkaloid, jatrorrhizine. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.