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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Isoquinoline alkaloids are the major bioactive constituents in Berberis Figure 3 Fig. Chromatographic study of anthocyanin pigment in the fruits of some berbery species.

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

The stone cells are lignified mostly rectangular to ariatata in shape with pits on their walls. Anc Sci Life ; Medicinal uses of Berberis holstii Engl. Some work on the pharmacognosy of its root is on record,[ 9 ] but the reported findings on the root appear to be erroneous. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm.

Phyto-chemical and pharmacological applications of Berberis aristata. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial screening of in vivo bberberis in vitro extracts of Indian medicinal herb: Ju and Han, [ 64 ]. Sindamine, Punjabine and Giligitine: User Username Password Remember me. Determination of certain leaf constants such as palisade ratio, stomatal number, stomatal index and vein islets were carried out as per the method described in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.


Pollen morphology and phylogenetic relationship of the Berberidaceae. It is extensively used in Ayurvedic system of medicine from times immemorial. Both of these cells, in surface view show sinuous anticlinal walls. Phytochemical investigation of Berberis koreana. Standardization of Revlew umbellata Linn.

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

Chin Med J ;2: Pharmacognostic studies of B. Starch grain mostly simple, are found distributed in the cell constituting the medullary rays.

Recent Bot Survey India. Bark is internally pale brown, rough, closely and rather deeply furrowed. Pharmacological activities of various Berberis species. Mohegan medicinal practices, weather – love and superstitions. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.

Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists. Ethno botanical uses of different species of Berberis. The young root [ Plate 1Figure 1] shows a single layered epidermis comprising of larger mostly radially elongated cells covered over by a cuticle.


The macro-morphological and organoleptic aritata of root, stem and leaf were studied by observing the different plant parts as such and also with the help of a dissecting microscope.

Estimation of heavy metals in different berberis species and its market samples. 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.

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. Mature stem Berberis aristata showing the region of bereris and pith. Systematic and phylogenetic consideration of Ranunculaceae and Berberidaceae.


Berberine inhibits intestinal secretory response of Vibrio cholerae and Escherichia coli enterotoxins.

Xylem parenchyma is also thickened with simple pits on their walls [ Plate-7Figure 5f 1 and f 2 ]. Jamshidzadeh and Niknahad, [ 62 ]; Domitrovic et al. Ethnobotanical and traditional uses There has been an increasing interest towards the scientific study of human-plant interaction in the natural environment among the botanists, social scientists, anthropologists, practitioners of indigenous systems of medicine.

Detailed pharmacognostical studies on Berberis aristata DC plant

Res J Med Plant ;5: Biochem Biophys Res Comm. The vascular structure shows a discontinuous ectophloicsiphonostele enclosing in the center central small pith, which consist of thin walled polyhedral to isodiametric parenchymatous cells.

The first ones are relatively thinner, pointed at their respective ends, without pits with a few of them having outgrowth toward their ends [ Plate 1Figure 4a-c]. The entire testing was carried out by agar well diffusion method after obtaining the samples from clinical laboratory in Coimbatore. The fibers are much more in number than stone cells. Indian J Med Res. Indian Medicinal Plants; p.

Secobisbenzylisoquinolines or simple isoquiniline-benzylisoquinolines dimmers 7. Vessels with bordered pits and spiral type of thickening are also seen prominently. A decoction of the root-bark deview used as a wash for ulcers and is said to improve their appearance and promote cicatrization.

Possible therapeutic potential of berberine in diabetic osteopathy.