MICROSCOPICAL AND PHYSICO-CHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE LEAVES OF PUTRANJIVA ROXBURGHII WALL.Abstract
World Health Organization (WHO, Geneva) has appreciated the importance of medicinal plants for public health care for use in developing nations. Putranjiva roxburghii Wall. is having important role in the traditional Ayurvedic and Unani systems of holistic health and herbal medicine of the East. The leaves of Putranjiva roxburghii Wall. are reported to have good medicinal values in traditional system of medicine. The present study highlights the pharmacognostical studies including parameters such as powder analysis by microscopical evaluation, color reaction, and study of physicochemical parametersof the Putranjiva roxburghii Wall. leaves. These observations will help in the pharmacognostical identification and standardization of the drug in the crude form and can be used to distinguish the drug from its adulteration.
Madhavi R. Badole* and Vidya V. Dighe
Department of Chemistry, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
05 April, 2012
23 May, 2012
22 July, 2012
01 August, 2012