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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(2):82-87
Research Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostical Standardization of Leaves of Hygrophila spinosa T. Anders

Authors and affiliation (s):

Patra Arjun1*, Jha Shivesh2, Narasimha Murthy P.3

1 Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, College of Pharmacy, IFTM, Moradabad-244 001, U.P., India

2 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra-835 215, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

3 Royal College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Berhampur-760 002, Orissa, India.


The present study deals with pharmacognostical evaluation of leaves of Hygrophila spinosa T. Anders (Acanthaceae). Macromorphography and microscopy (transverse section, powder microscopy and quantitative microscopy) were studied to establish the salient diagnostic characters. WHO recommends physicochemical determination and phytochemical evaluation for quality control of medicinal plant materials. The various morphological, microscopical, physicochemical standards developed in this study will help for botanical identification and standardization of the drug in crude form. Further, the authentic plant material can be explored for its pharmacological and phytochemical potential.

Key words: Hygrophila spinosa, Pharmacognostical studies, Physicochemical parameters, Quantitative microscopy, TLC finger printing.


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