Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(12):498-501
Research Article | doi:Nill
Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Roots of Cocos nucifera linn.
Root of Cocos nucifera Linn. (Arecaceae) is astringent, diuretic, anthelmintic and useful in curing pharyngodynia, uterine disorders, blenorrhagia, bronchitis, hepatopathy, strangury and helminthiasis. It is an important commodity in folklore medicines of south India for urinary troubles. So far there is no record on detailed pharmacognostic evaluation of this crude drug, hence this communication throws light on parameters essential to fix standards for this medicinal material.
Key words: Cocos nucifera (Linn.), Arecaceae, Coconut root, Pharmacopoeial standards.
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