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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
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Pharmacognostical Studies on Thespesia populnea Bark
R Parthasarathy1, R Ilavarasan2, CM Karrunakaran1
1Bharath University, Selaiyur, Chennai-600 073, Tamil Nadu.
2Captain Srinivasa Murthi Drug Research Institute for Ayurveda and Siddha, Chennai-600 109, Tamil Nadu.
Thespesia Populnea is a reputed ever green tree belonging to the family malvaceae; commonly known as Indian tulip tree. The plant is distributed tropical regions and coastal forest in India. It is well known and all the parts are used in Indian system of medicine. The plant has been used as astringent, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, haemostatic, anti-diarroheal and anti-inflammatory. The scientific parameter is necessary to identify the exact plant material and to find its quality and purity. The present study deals with various pharmacognostical examinations like organoleptic or macroscopical characters, microscopical or anatomical studies, physical evaluation and preliminary phytochemical screening of various successive extracts were carried out and the parameters were reported. These studies indicated the possible information for correct identification and standardization of this plant material.
Thespesia populnea, bark macroscopy, bark microscopy.
R Parthasarathy, R Ilavarasan, CM Karrunakaran. Pharmacognostical Studies on Thespesia populnea Bark. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2009; 1(2): 128-131.
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