PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF CAYRATIA PEDATA VAR. GLABRA – A VITACEAE MEMBERAbstract
To evaluate a meticulous pharmacognostic cram of Cayratia pedata (Lam.) Gagnep. var. glabra Gamble (Vitaceae), an important endemic and endangered medicinal plant in Thiashola, Manjoor. The study genus is used in the Siddha, Ayurveda and Folk medicine for treating diarrhoea, refrigerant, hysteria, astringent and ulcers. However, the detailed scientific information of Cayratia pedata var. glabra is not available to identify the plant material and to ascertain its quality and purity. The plant C. pedata var. glabra is an herbaceous, large, fragile climber grows up to a height of 8-12 m with nodes and internodes. In present communication, morphology, anatomical and physico-chemical characters along with phytochemical screening and fluorescence analysis of powdered crude drug were carried out for systemic identification and authentication of aerial plant parts. This study provides referential information for identification and characterization of C. pedata var. glabra and its extracts.
S. Sharmila*, K. Kalaichelvi and S. M. Dhivya
PG and Research Department of Botany, Vellalar College for Women, Thindal, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
27 April, 2017
13 July, 2017
25 July, 2017
01 January, 2018