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Published on:10th sep 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(14):1-6

Pharmacognostical and phytochemical investigation of whole plant of Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) Heyne ex Roth.

Authors and affiliation (s):

Mohan V.R.1*, Amish Abragam D2, Kalidass C1 Maruthupandian A1

1Ethnopharmacology unit, Research Department of Botany, V.O.Chidambaram College, Tuticorin-628 008, Tamil Nadu, India.

2Department of Botany, St. John’s College, Palayamkottai-2, Tamil Nadu, India.


Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) Heyne ex Roth. is used for treatment of a number of ailments like dysuria, headache, diseases of nervous system, diuretic and aphrodisiac. The present investigation deals with the pharmacognostic studies of the whole plant of the said plant. Pharmacognostic studies include microscopic, physicochemical constant (ash & extractive valves), fluorescence analysis and preliminary phytochemical evolutions. The results of the study could be useful for the identification and preparation of a monograph of the plant.

Key words: Blepharis maderaspatensis, Pharmacognostic, Preliminary phytochemical.


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