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Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  6

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Pharmacognostical Studies on Leaf of Tribulus terrestris L.

Address:   Mamdouh N. Samy1*, Mokhtar M. Bishr2, Ahmed A. Ahmed3, Hanaa M. Sayed4 and Mohamed S. Kamel1
1Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Minia University, Minia 61519, Egypt.
2Research and Development Department, Mepaco Company, Cairo, 11361, Egypt.
3Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Minia University, Minia 61519, Egypt.
4Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Assuit University, Assuit 71526, Egypt.
*Corresponding Author.

Tribulus terrestris L. (family Zygophyllaceae) is a prostrate branched herb. The stems have monopodial branching and carry opposite compound paripinnate leaves and yellow simple flowers. The fruit is schizocarpic. The present paper deals with comprehensive pharmacognostical studies on leaf part of this plant, including macroscopical and microscopical studies and preliminary examination of leaf powder. This will help in the identification of powder drug prior using in any herbal formulations.
Tribulus terrestris, Zygophyllaceae, pharmacognostical study, leaf.
Mamdouh N. Samy, Mokhtar M. Bishr, Ahmed A. Ahmed, Hanaa M. Sayed, Mohamed S. Kamel.Pharmacognostical Studies on Leaf of Tribulus terrestris L.Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2012; 4(6): 303-309.
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