PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STANDARDIZATION ON THE ROOTS OF AGNIMANTHA – PREMNA SERRATIFOLIA LINN.Abstract
Present communication deals with the pharmacognostical standardization on the roots of Agnimantha (Premna serratifolia L. (syn. P. integrifolia L.) belong to the family Verbenaceae. It is an important medicinal plant used in many Ayurvedic formulations. According to Ayurveda the roots and leaves are most useful parts of the plant. It is one among the Dashamula. Macro, microscopical and physicochemical studies were carried out as per the latest Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, part-1, volume-8 protocols to establish its Pharmacognostical standards. Studies revealed the presence of abundant, simple to compound starch grains with prominent hilum in the centre, cork cells filled with yellowish brown pigmented cells, starch grains in the medullary rays, abundant xylem vessels with bordered pits and tracheids with pits, prism shaped crystals in the cortex region. Phytochemical studies showed the presence of carbohydrates, alkaloids, phenols, tannins etc.
M. P. Reddy *, T. R. Shantha, V. R. Rao, N. Shiddamallayya and A. K. Dixit
Industrial Technology Institute, Bauddaloka Mawatha Colombo, Sri Lanka.
01 March, 2018
16 April, 2018
17 June, 2018
01 July, 2018