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Published on:10th sep 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(14):39-46

Peristrophe bicalyculata - A Review

Authors and affiliation (s):

Gaudani Rashmi1*, Patel Jaya1, Prajapati Hardik2, Mehta Bhumi3, Agrawal Shivani3

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Sat Kaival College of Pharmacy, Sarsa, Dist. Anand, Gujarat, India.

2L.J. Institute of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

3Sat Kaival College of Pharmacy, Sarsa, Dist. Anand, Gujarat, India.


Peristrophe bicalyculata (Acanthaceae) is upto 60-180 cm in height and found almost throughout India, Afghanistan and Africa. It is commonly known as kali aghedi in Hindi and kakajangha in Sanskrit. The herb is used for its anti-bacterial property (tuberculostatic), snake poison, in bone fracture, sprain, fever, cold, cough and for ear and eye treatments. The chemical composition of the dried aerial parts showed 14-methyl-tritriacont-14-en-15-ol and 35-hydroxynonatriacontanal. In this review we have explored the detailed pharmacognostical study of stem and leaf as well as physicochemical parameters, phytochemical screening and leaf constant.

Key words: Peristrophe bicalyculata, Pharmacognostical study, Phytochemical screening.


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