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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(1):44-49
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostic Studies on the Leaves of Anisomeles indica Linn. (Labiatae)


Authors and affiliation (s):

Y. V. Ushir*1, V. R. Chidrawar 1, K. N. Patel 2, A. U.Tatiya3, and S. J. Surana3
1Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Shree H. N. Shukla Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Rajkot-360001 (GS), India
2 Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Arihant School of Pharmacy and Bio-Research Institute, Gandhinagar (GS),India
3 Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, R.C. Patel College of Pharmacy,
Karwand Naka, Shirpur-425405, (MS), India

Abstract:

Pharmacognostical parameters for the leaves of Anisomeles indica Linn. (Labiatae) were studied with the aim of drawing the Pharmacognostical standards for this species. Macroscopical and microscopical characters, physio-chemical constants, quantitative microscopy parameters, extractive values with different solvents, fluorescence analysis of extracts, its reaction after treatment with chemical reagents under visible light and UV light at 254 nm and 366 nm. Preliminary phytochemical screening on the leaves Anisomeles indica was also studied. Caryophyllaceous stomata (in the upper and lower epidermis), glandular, non-glandular trichomes and starch grains were identified. The determination of these characters will help future researchers in their Phytochemical as well as Pharmacological analysis of this species.

Key words : Anisomeles indica Linn., Chemo-microscopy, Evaluation, Macroscopy, Micrometry, Pharmacognosy.

 

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