PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDIES OF TELOSMA AFRICANUM (N.E.Br) COLVILLE LEAF AND STEMAbstract
Telosma africanum (N.E.Br) Colville (Ascelpiadaceae) is a slender riverine and deciduous climber used traditionally in the treatment of venereal diseases. Using standard procedures, the pharmacognostic studies, fluorescence analysis and phytochemical screening were carried out. This study revealed the presence of combined Anthraquinone, Saponin, Cardiac glycoside, alkaloids in the leaf and stem. Flavonoid as well as uniseriate trichomes and anisocytic type of stomata were present in the leaf.
Fred-Jaiyesimi Adediwura* and Adisa Ayotunde
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu Campus, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
04 February, 2012
18 May, 2012
29 May, 2012
01 June, 2012