Scientific Validation and Authentication of Genuine and Market samples of Tinospora cordifolia
ABSTRACT: Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. F. & Thoms) is one of the most versatile rejuvenate herbs. The Sanskrit name guduchi means the one, which protects the body. It is also called as amrta or nectar, as it is extremely useful in strengthening the immune system of the body and keeping the functions of its various organs in harmony. Therefore, in the present research work attempts have been made to provide a complete study on Guduchi Satva where its authentication and validation was worked out in a series of manner. In standardization, Tinospora cordifolia Genuine and market sample were screened for various pharmacognostic characterization, Phytochemical screening and antibacterial assay. Studies revealed that market sample was full of adulterations and cannot be use safe and effective drug. This identification was used to form various markers for standardization of guduchi satva. These characters can further be used in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia as Key markers. Hence these markers can scientifically used to check the adulteration and retain the quality of drug.