Universitas Indonesia Conferences, 1st International Conference on Advance Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Standardization of White Tea Leaf (Camellia sinensis L. Kuntze) Ethanolic Extracts
Meiliza Ekayanti

Last modified: 2016-11-02


A White tea is made ​​from unfermented tea leaves young shoots of Camellia sinensis L. Kuntze protected from sunlight to avoid polyphenols degradation and commonly used as a beverage and herbal medicine. This present study was conducted to establish the pharmacognostic and phytochemicals standardization parameters of the ethanolic extract of white tea leaves. Macroscopical and microscopical characters, physicochemical and phytochemical analysis were evaluated using standard methods. Macroscopical and microscopical features of the leaf have been documented. Physico-chemical parameters like heavy metals content, moisture content, total ash and acid insoluble ash respectively Also were evaluated. Phytochemical analysis indicated resources the presence of tannins, flavonoids, glycosides and saponins. In conclusion, pharmacognostic and phytochemicals features established in this study may be used as part of the pharmacopoeial standard which can play an important role in its standardization.


Keywords: white tea, Camellia sinensis L. Kuntze, standardization, pharmacognostic, phytochemicals