Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Pharmacognostical Studies on Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers. (Fabaceae)

Address:   Rajabudeen E.1*, Saravana Ganthi A2 and M. Padma Sorna Subramanian3
1Department of Botany, Dr. Zahir Husain College, Ilayankudi, Tamil Nadu
2Department of Botany, Rani Anna Govt. College for Women, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
3Siddha Medicinal Plants Garden, CCRS, Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu
*Corresponding Author .

Nature has created plants in the world for every ailment and there is a cure for every diseases and man has to find it. The plant Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers. is a medicinally important and the fruits are edible. Systematic and detailed Pharmacognostical studies were performed on Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers.. The studies include anatomical characters of leaf, stem and roots, fluorescence analysis of the leaf, stem and root powders and their extracts in petroleum ether (40 - 60o), benzene, chloroform and methanol in the selected species. Quantitative determination such as moisture content, total ash, water-soluble ash, acid insoluble ash, water extractive values and sulphated ash have also been made. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of the extracts was done and the results showed that tannins, protein and steroid were predominantly present in all the form extracts of leaf, stem and root.
Tephrosia villosa, fluorescence analysis, Quantitative determination, Pharmacognosy
Rajabudeen E, Saravana Ganthi A, M Padma Sorna Subramanian. Pharmacognostical Studies on Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers. (Fabaceae). Res. J. Pharmacognosy & Phytochem. 2014; 6(4): 190-194.
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