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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(3):233-237
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostical Profiling of Roots of Salacia prenoides L.

Authors and affiliation (s):

Dholwani Kishor kumar*, Saluja Ajay K, Bhatt Shibani, Chauhan Namrata

* Department of Pharmacognosy, A.R College of Pharmacy, Mota bazaar, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Anand, Gujarat – 380015.


Salacia prenoides or S.chinensis belonging to the family Hippocrateaceae is a climbing shrub known as saptarangi in Ayurveda. The roots of this plant is repoted to possess various medicinal uses as antidiabetic, astringent and abortificient. The pharmacognostical study of roots of this plant has not been reported. Therefore, the present investigation was planned to study the morphology, microscopy, physicochemical parameters, phytochemical screening and HPTLC study of roots of Salacia prenoides.

Key words: Salacia prenoides, Salacia chinensis, saptarangi, microscopy, mangiferin.


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