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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(5):13-24
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostical Standardisation of aerial parts of Salvadora Persica

Authors and affiliation (s):

Manavalan R.Dr., Venkappaya D.Dr.2, Geetha K.*1

1Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai Nagar, Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

2Dean/Examinations, SASTRA University, Tanjore.

* Asst. Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, Ultra College of Pharmacy, Madurai – 20.


Salvadora persica L. (Salvadoraceae) is a subtropical tree, of medicinal interest, native to the Arabian Peninsula Egypt, and India. The stems and roots are widely used among Muslims as a toothbrush and to detoxify and strengthen the weakened gums. In the present study pharmacognostic studies of aerial parts of Salvadora persica were done. Physicochemical and preliminary phytochemical studies of aerial parts were also carried out.

Key words: Salvadora persica, leaf, stem, petiole.


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