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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(2):121-125
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostic studies on Capparis sepiaria (L.) R.Br.

Authors and affiliation (s):

Kalidass C.1, Mohan V.R.1*, Amish Abragam D.2

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

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


Capparis sepiaria (L.) R.Br. known to the Palliyar as Muruvilikodi is an important medicinal plant. The Palliyar tribe, inhabitants of the Saduragiri hills, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. use fresh bark, stem and leaves of this plant to treat eczema, dandruff and to reduce the body heat. The present investigation deals with the pharmacognostic studies of the root and stem of the said plant. Pharmacognostic studies include microscopic, physicochemical constant (ash and extractive valves), Fluorescence analysis and preliminary phytochemical evaluations.

Key words: Capparis sepiaria, preliminary phytochemical and pharmacognosy.


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