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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(1):67-72
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Investigation of Cordia dichotoma Seeds

Authors and affiliation (s):

Mahasweta Roy*, Sandeep Arora, Shubhini Saraf.
Faculty of Pharmacy, BBS Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Greater Noida
Faculty of Pharmacy, Babu Banarasi Das National Institute of Technology & Management, Sector I, Akhilesh Das
Nagar, Faizabad Road, Lucknow, U.P.-227105, India


Cordia dichotoma L. family Boraginaceae which is taken as food and the immature fruits are pickled and are also used as vegetable, has antidiabetic properties also. The plant is used for treatment for delaying effects of aging on skin. The current study is therefore carried out to provide requisite pharmacognostic detail about the plant. Pharmacognostic investigation of the anatomical section of the dried seeds as well as powder study was carried out to determine its morphological, anatomical and phytochemical diagnostic features. Physicochemical properties and qualitative phytochemical measures were established. The result of the study can be useful in setting some diagnostic indices for the identification and the preparation of the monograph of the plant.

Key words : Cordia dichotoma, Pharmacognostic investigation, Phytochemical screening.


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