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Published on:18th Feb,2014
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2014; 6(1):07-11
Original Article | doi:10.5530/pj.2014.1.2

Pharmacognostic studies of Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) standley fruits

Authors and affiliation (s):

C.V. Panchala,*, Jyotiram A. Sawaleb, B. N. Poula and K.R. Khandelwalc

aMaharashtra College of Pharmacy, Nilanga, Dist. Latur (M.S.) PIN-413521

bIES College of Pharmcy, Kalkheda Ratibad Main Road, Bhopal (M.P.) PIN-462001

cRajarshi Shahu College of Pharmacy and Research, Tathwade, Pune-33 (M.S.)


Background: Lagenaria siceraria (LS) fruits belonging to Cucurbitaceae family is widely used in Indian traditional medicine for its various medicinal values. As per best of our knowledge there were no pharmacognostical reports, specifically to determine anatomical and other physicochemical standards required for its standardization. Material and Methods: In this study various standardization parameters like macroscopic and microscopic studies, physico-chemical constants, extractive values and preliminary phytochemical screening were studied and reported. Results: Different standardization parameters were reported, which would be of immense use to identify and establish the authenticity of the plant. Conclusion: Preliminary pharmacognostic evaluation of Lagenaria siceraria fruits can give some useful information, which will be further used for standardization.

Key words: Pharmacognostic, Bhopla, Cucurbitaceae, standardization, Lagenaria siceraria.


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