Physicochemical Characterization of Rhizome of Curcuma caesia Roxb.

Arvind Kumar Bhardwaj1

Nand Kumar Kashyap1

Milan Hait1,Email

Sanjoy Kumar Bera2

Harishankar Dewangan

1Department of Chemistry, Dr. C. V. Raman University, Kota, Bilaspur, C.G.-495113, India
2Department of Chemistry, Dr. C. V. Raman University, Vaishali, Bihar-844114, India
3Department of Chemistry, Govt. Naveen College, Baloda, Janjgir-Champa, C.G.- 495559, India.


In the present work, the Curcuma caesia Roxb. rhizome was subjected to physicochemical testing using well-established procedures in order to explore the genuine plant material and determine whether or not its conventional assertions were valid. Physicochemical analysis was used to examine organic foreign matter, moisture content, total ash, water-soluble and insoluble ash, acid-soluble and insoluble ash, sulphated ash, extractive values (water-soluble and alcohol-soluble), sensory properties, and fluorescent examinations. Organic foreign matter of 13.93 mg/g and moisture content of 21.67 mg/g were found in higher amounts, respectively. In the ash determination, total ash was found at 10.76 mg/g in greater quantity than sulphated ash, at 2.66 mg/g, which was the least quantity, whereas a water-soluble extractive value of 15.71 mg/g was obtained at a higher value than the alcohol-soluble extractive value of 9.94 mg/g. This experimental research work will help with the development of a suitable compendium as well as the assessment of the diversity and purity of a crude medication and the establishment of guidelines for C. caesia. The research found evidence of character qualities in pure drugs. These meanings would be important for monitoring and classifying drugs in order to make them much more valuable in terms of quality control.

Physicochemical Characterization of Rhizome of Curcuma caesia Roxb.