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Anc Sci Life. 1984 Oct-Dec; 4(2): 106–109.
PMCID: PMC3331502
A. Anandakumar, R. Muralidharan, and M. Balasubramaniam
Analytical Laboratory, Indian Medical Practitioners Co-operative Pharmacy and Stores Ltd., Adyar, Madras 600020, India
Received June 10, 1984; Accepted July 10, 1984.
The gum Kidamali is an important oleoresin drug in the Indian System of Medicine. The market sample of Madras Crude drug trade has been identified as the gums of Gardenia gummifera Linn. f. of Rubiaceae. The morphology, microscopical structure of the source material, the fluorescence analysis and the chemical studies including thin layer chromatography of the drug are reported.
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