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Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Pharmacopoeial Standards and Pharmacognostical Studies of Leaves of Citrus paradisi Var. Foster

Address:   Vikas Gupta1*, Parveen Bansal1, Pawan Kumar2 and Gurpreet Kaur3
1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala, India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, GPCG, Patiala, India
3Akal College of Pharmacy and Technical Education, Mastuana Sahib, Sangrur, India
*Corresponding Author

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is an important member of Citrus genus from family Rutaceae. It has been used as a folk medicine in many countries as antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, and preservative. It is also used for Cancer Prevention, Cellular Regeneration, Cholesterol Lowering, Cleansing, Detoxification, Heart Health Maintenance, High Cholesterol, Lupus nephritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Weight Loss. This paper deals with the Powder microscopy and microscopic study of leaf along with the physico-chemical and preliminary phytochemical analyses that could be helpful in setting standards for selection of authentic raw drugs for herbal medicines. Extractive value yield was maximum in aqueous extract whereas maximum phytochemical activity was observed in methanolic extract. Powder microscopy shows presence of prismatic crystals.
Citrus paradisi, Rutaceae, Grapefruit, Microscopy.
Vikas Gupta, Parveen Bansal, Pawan Kumar, Gurpreet Kaur. Pharmacopoeial Standards and Pharmacognostical Studies of Leaves of Citrus paradisi Var. Foster. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(2): 140-143.
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