PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STUDIES ON IMPATIENS MINOR (DC.) BENNETAbstract
Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet (Balsaminaceae), a small, slender, erect herb, growing about 10 – 15 cm tall, with glassy stem, with oppositely arranged, elliptiac or ovate-lanceolate leaves and have distantly serrated margins is claimed to have many medicinal properties, but not scientifically proved properly. Systematic pharmacognostical evaluation of aerial parts of the plant has been carried out with focus on its macroscopy, microscopy, physic-chemical and phytochemical characterization. Macroscopical and microscopical features of stem and leaf have been documented. Preliminary phytochemical investigations indicated tests the presence of carbohydrates, alkaloids, triterpenoid, steroid, tannins, glycosides and flavonoids. The result of the study could be useful for the identification and preparation of a monograph of the plant.
Department of Pharmacognosy, Crescent College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kannur, Kerala, India.
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