Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn) is an herbal material used in different compound formulations as well as single for treating various disease conditions. In the current study the used parts of Yastimadhu i.e. root is assessed for its pharmacognostical and Phyto-chemical findings. In the pharmacognostical study, the sample material is evaluated for both morphologically and microscopically, and observed for peculiar secondary growth in Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn) root with centrally present pith pigments, alternative bands of xylem and phloem, combined with medullary rays. These could be the finger print for the particular test sample. In Phyto-chemical study the presence of different organic materials like carbohydrate, proteins, tannins, glycosides, phenols are found whereas test for alkaloid presence is found negative. The data obtained are discussed critically to lay out the possible way of raw drug standardization for herbal material. Hope this scientific write up will be a step ahead for drug standardization in Ayurvedic system of treatment.
Keywords: –Pharmacognosy, Yastimadhu, alkaloids, Phyto-chemicals, Mahakashaya