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1Ambili. D S, 2Subrahmanya Padyana, 3Mahesh, 4 Rama Sree
1.P.G. Scholar, Department of P.G. studies in Dravyaguna Vijnana, Alva’s Ayurveda Medical college, Moodbidri.
2.Professor, Department of P.G. studies in Dravyaguna Vijnana, Alva’s Ayurveda Medical college, Moodbidri.
3.Professor, Department of P.G. studies in Dravyaguna Vijnana, Alva’s Ayurveda Medical college, Moodbidri.
4.Senior Research Officer Pharmacognosy, Kottakkal Centre for Research in Ayurveda & allied Sciences.
Punica granatum is a deciduous shrub or a small tree of Punicaceae family, found in almost all parts of India. This plant is used to cure a wide range of diseases across different civilization and cultures. It has great nutritional values and health benefits. Pomegranate has been used in natural and holistic medicine to treat sore throat, coughs, urinary infections, digestive disorders, skin disorders, arthritis and to expel tapeworms. In folklore practice, bark of Punica granatum is used to treat Shwetapradara. Importance of Pharmacognosy has been widely felt in recent times. Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical studies ensures plant identity, lays down standardisation parameters which will help and prevents adulteration. This study is important and lays down parameters for standardisation and authentication of Punica granatum with the help of which adulteration and substitution can be proved.
Key words: - Punica granatum, Pharmacognostical studies, Phytochemical studies,
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