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Published on:7, 2011
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2011; 3(23):41-45
Original Article | doi:10.5530/pj.2011.23.6

Phytochemical and Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Leaves of Psidium guajava L. (Myrtaceae)

Authors and affiliation (s):

Mital Kaneria1 and Sumitra Chanda1*

1Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Microbiological Laboratory, Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot 360 005, Gujarat, India.


Psidium guajava L. known as Guava, is a medicinal plant belonging to the family Myrtaceae. P. guajava is a well known traditional medicinal plant used in various indigenous systems of medicine. It is widely distributed throughout India. The present study provides pharmacognostical, physicochemical and phytochemical details of the leaves of the P. guajava which are useful in laying down standardization and pharmacopoeial parameters.

Key words: Psidium guajava L., pharmacognostic study, phytochemical analysis, physicochemical analysis, solubility, leaves


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