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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(2):103-105
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostical Investigation of Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz. (Malpighiaceae)

Authors and affiliation (s):

Chenthurpandy P.1, Kalidass C.2, Mohan V.R.2*

1 Department of Botany, Kamaraj College, Tuticorin.

2 Ethnopharmacology unit, Research Department of Botany, V.O.Chidambaram College, Tuticorin-628008, Tamil Nadu, India.


Hiptage benghalensis is used in the traditional system of medicine. The leaf is considered one of the important plant organs for the treatment of various diseases such as burning sensation, wounds, ulcers, inflammations, leprosy, scabies, cough and rheumatism. The aim of present research was focused on the pharmacognostical, physico-chemical and phytochemical properties of H. benghalensis. Various parameters like microscopy, physicochemical (ash & extractive values), fluorescence analyses and phytochemical profile for leaf part was studied and the salient diagnostic features were documented.

Key words: Hiptage benghalensis, Pharmacognostical evaluation, Phytochemical screening.


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