Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Pharmacognostical and Preliminary Phytochemical Screening of Erythrina indica Linn.

Address:   V.I. Zalavadiya1*, V.K. Shah2, N.R. Sheth3 and Sumit Chakraborty1
1N.R Vekariya Institute of Pharmacy and Research Center, C.L College Campus, Bilkha Road, Junagadh –362001, Gujarat, India.
2A.P.M.C. College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Motipura, College Road, Himmatnager, Gujarat, India.
3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
*Corresponding Author

Erythrina indica Linn (Leguminosae), a genus of trees or shrubs, is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of India .The barks are used traditionally as astringent, febrifuge and in leprosy and fever. Scientifically reported activities of Erythrina indica are Analgesic, Antibacterial activity, Anthelmintic Activity, Hypoglycaemic Activity and Diuretic activity. The present study involves Pharmacognosy and preliminary phytochemical investigations of the stem bark of Erythrina indica .This study consisted of the morphological and microscopical study of the plant; the phytochemical screening and testing for alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, steroids and flavonoids; TLC study and HPTLC fingerprinting. The parameters from the above were recorded with an objective of drawing an attention on the plant as well as a reference for further scientific investigations.
Erythrina indica, Flavanoids, Microscopical, Pharmacognosy.
V.I. Zalavadiya, V.K. Shah, N.R. Sheth, Sumit Chakraborty. Pharmacognostical and Preliminary Phytochemical Screening of Erythrina indica Linn. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(3): 220-224.
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