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Published on:25th May 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(8):233-239
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognosy of a local market sample of Parpataka Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser.

Authors and affiliation (s):

Jyothi B.1, Sudarsanam G.2 and Sitaram Bulusu3

1Department of Botany, S.P.W.Degree & P.G. College, Tirupati, A.P.

2Department of Botany, S.V. University, Tirupati, A.P.

3Department of Dravyaguna, S.V.Ayurvedic College, Tirupati, A.P.


Parpataka is an important Ayurvedic drug used for the treatment of fevers particularly. The local market sample of Parpataka is identified as Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser. The botanical, macroscopical, microscopical characters of root, stem, leaf, whole plant macerate, powder analysis, histochemical tests, physical constants and fluorescence studies are presented.

Key words: Mollugo cerviana, macroscopical, microscopical characters, powder microscopy studies, physical constants, fluorescence studies.


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