Zanthoxylum nitidum (Roxb.) DC (Rutaceae), called Tez-mui in Assamese, is a large prickly shrub, and its stem bark is ethnomedicinally prescribed in North-East India for treatment of various disease conditions. Scientific parameters are not yet available to identify the exact plant material and to ascertain its quality and purity. The present investigation was therefore undertaken to determine the requisite histological and physico-chemical standards for evaluating the plant material. These studies provided referential pharmaco-botanical information for correct identification and standardization of this plant material. These information will also be helpful to differentiate Z. nitidum from the closely related other species of Zanthoxylum.
Bhattacharya, Sanjib; Zaman, M. Kamaruz; and Ghosh, Ashoke K.
"Histological and Physico-chemical Evaluation of Zanthoxylum nitidum Stem Bark,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 14.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss4/14