Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Preliminary Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Studies of Leaves of Hemigraphis colorata

Address:   Saravanan. J1*, Shariff W.R.1, .Joshi Narasimhachar. H1, Varatharajan R.1, Joshi V.G.2, Karigar Asif A.3
1Sarada Vilas College of Pharmacy, Krishnamurthypuram, Mysore 570004, Karnataka
2Marata Mandal College of Pharmacy, Belgaum, Karnataka, India,
3Principal, Genba Sopanrao Moze College of Pharmacy, Pune
*Corresponding Author

The aim of this research was to develop the pharmacognostical parameters and phytochemical screening alongwith histological studies and quantitative microscopy of the leaf powder of Hemigraphis colorata. The dried leaves of Hemigraphis colorata (Family: Acanthaceae) were subjected to standardization by following pharmacognostical and phytochemical screening methods. Methanolic extract was subjected to thin layer chromatography (TLC) to find out various phytoconstituents. Microscopic study showed the presence of Cuticle, covering trichome, single layered thick walled epidermis, palisade cells, transfusion tissue, spongy cells, vascular bundle and chlorenchyma. Phytochemical screening reported the presence of alkaloids, tannins, proteins; steroids and sterols were present in Methanolic extract. TLC showed two different Rf values (0.86 and 0.36) with different nature of their residues.
Phytochemical screening, TLC, Hemigraphis colorata
Saravanan. J, Shariff W.R., .Joshi Narasimhachar. H, Varatharajan R., Joshi V.G., Karigar Asif A. Preliminary Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Studies of Leaves of Hemigraphis colorata. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(1): 15-17 .
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