FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS OF TWO MEDICINAL PLANTS – PSIDIUM GUAJAVA L AND CITRUS AURANTIUMAbstract
The plants used for the present study viz., Psidium guajava L and Citrus aurantium belong to the family Myrtaceae and Rutaceae respectively. Guava is native to tropical America. The young leaves are used as tonic in digestive disorders. Bitter orange is native of South Eastern Asia; grow in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. It is a rich source of provitamin A. The present investigation on the fluorescent characters of the leaf powder showed varied colours like green, pale green, dark green, brown and yellow under different chemical treatments in both the medicinal plants used for the study.
V. Gayathri * and D. Kiruba
Department of Botany, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore – 641 043, India
20 June, 2014
24 September, 2014
16 November, 2014
01 March, 2015