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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Detailed pharmacognostical studies on Berberis aristata DC plant

J Pharm Soc Japan. Fiber tracheids are abundant in number, along with berberls or blunt ends and with thickening which is either of scalariform type or of bordered pitted type [ Plate 7Figure 5c 1 and c 2 ].

The latter is found in concentric rings in the outer portion of the secondary phloem. Abstract Berberis is an important genus and well known in the Indian as well as European systems of traditional medicine. In a more recent study Rao and Hajra, [ ] while revising the revieew for the Flora of India included 54 species of Berberis, berveris species of Epimedium and 13 species of Mahonia from the present political boundaries of India. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Berberiis Alike 3.

Below the palisade tissue is the spongy tissue, which consists of layers of irregularly and loosely arranged parenchymatous cells through which veins transverse in various directions. The fibers are strongly lignified and are of two types. 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. Pal, [ 94 ].


The inhibitory effects of the methanolic extracts on the growth of three organisms viz. Anthocyanins of contoneaster and barbery.

In addition to this, books on traditional medicine and ethno pharmacological knowledge were also referred to extract ancient uses of Berberis in different traditional medicine systems. Berberine exists in three tautomeric forms I-III in solution. Berberine as a factor in the resistance of Mahonia trifolioata and M.

The cells betberis the upper epidermis are larger than the cells of the lower epidermis. The ethno botanical uses of Berberis by different tribal communities in India and some other countries are provided in Table 1 Tab. The xylem vessels are drum shaped and have mostly bordered pits on berberls walls with distinct perforation rims and some possess pointed tail like ends [ Plate 1Figure 4n-p].


A case report and review of the literature. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm ;2: Int J Pharmacol ;7: Li reviwe Sui, [ 78 ].

Pakistan J Sci Ind Res. Systematic and phylogenetic consideration of Ranunculaceae and Berberidaceae. The roots of Berberis species are employed as an anti-periodic, diaphoretic and antipyretic, and its action was believed to be as powerful as quinine.


Phloem fibers are absent. Further studies on pharmacology of Berberine. Alkaloids of Berberidaceous plants – VII. Jain N, Suri RK. The middle zone consists of layers of sclerenchymatous fibers, which are [ Plate 4Figure 3a-c] strongly lignified.

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

Chemical diversity in Berberis Isoquinoline alkaloids are the major bioactive constituents in Berberis Figure 3 Fig. KN Nair for his contribution in language check in this review. They vary in shape and size being mostly cylindrical and xristata.

Published online Feb Pharmacognostic evaluation of roots of Berberis umbellata Wall. Its root, stem and leaves are extensively used in the Indian system of medicine; the latter two also find their use as crude drugs.

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Folia Microbiol Praha ; The vascular structure shows a discontinuous ectophloicsiphonostele enclosing in beeberis center central small pith, which consist of thin walled polyhedral to isodiametric parenchymatous cells.

J Med Plants Res. Koetz and Walter, [ 68 ]; Virjee et al. For fluorescence analysis, the powder of the root, stem and leaf were examined under ultraviolet light.

Antimicrobial studies of stem of different berberis species. University of Karachi;