Evaluation of Physico-chemical And Chromatographic Profile of Kasani Seeds (cichorium intybus l.)

  • Meenakshi R. Rathi Dr.
  • Surekha T. Landge Dr.
Keywords: Kasani, Cichoriumintybus,Chicory,Inulin, Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha , physico-chemical, chromatographical,extraction


Medicinal plants constitute an effective source of traditional and modern medicine. In India, about 80% of the rural population depends on medicinal herbs and/or indigenous system of medicine for primary health care.One of such traditional herb is kasani.

The Kasani, Cichoriumintybusof family Asteraceae , class Magnoliopsida, which is also known as Chicory, is well known traditional herb included in many system of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha system of medicine[1].

Kasani is extensively used in many ayurvedic and herbal formulations.For proper and effective results of such medicines,raw materials used should be of perfect parameters like its foreign matter content, total ash, acid insoluble ash, water soluble ash, its extractive value etc. as described in API.Standard parameters of Kasani are not mentioned in API[2].The present article reviews the Ayurvedic aspects of Kasani well supported by the available literature and its physico-chemical and chromatographicanalysis. Through this article, we have set perfect range of parameters of all physico-chemical and chromatographic  analysis carried out by water and alcohol extraction at Unijules pharmacy, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur.

Author Biography

Surekha T. Landge, Dr.

Guide and H.O.D. Dravyaguna Dept., Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur., Maharashtra

How to Cite
Rathi, M., & Landge, S. (2017, September 18). Evaluation of Physico-chemical And Chromatographic Profile of Kasani Seeds (cichorium intybus l.). Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 5(5). Retrieved from http://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/26
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