PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF OUGEINIA OOJEINENSIS (ROXB) HOCHR. BARKAbstract
Ougeinia oojeinensis (Roxb) Hochr, an ethanomedicinal plant of Western Ghats seen in deciduous forests. The bark is used to treat various ailments in folk medicine. There are no previous reports on pharmacognostical study on this plant. As a promising ethanomedicinal plant, systematic and detailed pharmacognostical studies were carried out. The present study focused on its macro and micro morphological characters of the bark. An attempt was made on to evaluate the physico-chemical parameters like ash values, extractive values, loss on drying and fluorescence analysis of the bark powder are performed. The chemical composition of the ethanolic extract of Ougeinia oojeinensis was determined by GC-MS analysis. The present investigation revealed the immense value of standardization and botanical identification of the plant material for further investigations and forms an important aspect of drug studies.
R. Gunasekaran*, M. Usha and G. Arunachalam
P.G.P. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
05 November, 2010
27 January, 2011
12 February, 2011
01 March, 2011