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Published on:6th Apr 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(7):137-141
Original Article | doi:Nill

Micromorphological Studies on Gmelina arborea and Clerodendrum serratum

Authors and affiliation (s):

Babu K.*, Parimala G. and Sidhan V.P.

R & D Centre, Cholayil Private Limited, # 31-A/24, SIDCO Industrial Estate (North Phase), Ambattur, Chennai – 600 098, Tamil Nadu, India.


The crude root drugs of Gmelina arborea Roxb. and Clerodendrum serratum Moon are often adulterated with roots of Gmelina asiatica Linn. and Premna herbacea Roxb. respectively. The present paper provides certain anatomical standards for diagnosing the roots of the afore mentioned original drugs from their adulterants.

Key words: Gmelina arborea, Gmelina asiatica, Clerodendrum serratum, Premna herbacea, Micromorphology.


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