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Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  6

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Pharmacognostical Studies on Root of Tribulus terrestris

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. is an annual, prostrate, branched herb of the Zygophyllaceae family. In traditional medicine, hot water extract of the root is taken orally as an aphrodisiac. Therefore, in this context the detailed pharmacognostic study of root has been carried out with the aim to establish its pharmacognostical standards. The microscopical studies of root revealed the presence of cluster crystals, starch granules, lignified fibers, pitted wood parenchyma and pitted xylem vessel.
Tribulus terrestris, Zygophyllaceae, pharmacognostical study, root.
Mamdouh N. Samy, Mokhtar M. Bishr, Ahmed A. Ahmed, Hanaa M. Sayed, Mohamed S. Kamel. Pharmacognostical Studies on Root of Tribulus terrestris. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2013; 5(6): 280-283.
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