Yastimadhu 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 HPTLC (High performance thin layer chromatography) findings. In the HPTLC study, the sample material is evaluated for chemical constituents present in yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn) root.In the current study the chemical constituents found out are glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhizic. Yashtimadhu is rich source of glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhizic acid present in root which are responsible for its pharmacology. These chemicals could be the finger print for the particular test sample. The data obtained are discussed 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 Medicine.
Key words-Yastimadhu, phytochemical, glycyrrhizin, mahakashaya