MICROSCOPICAL EVALUATION OF LEAVES OF XIMENIA AMERICANA LINN.Abstract
Plants are a great source of medicines, which are useful in the treatment of various diseases. Today sophisticated modern research tools for evaluation of the plant drugs are available, but the microscopical evaluation method is one of the simplest and cheapest methods to start with for establishing the correct identity of the source materials. Ximenia americana of family Oleaceae have great medicinal value in Indian medicine. It is used in of medicine as febrifuge, diarrhea, jaundice, laxatives, mouthwashes and hepatoprotective. Ximenia americana Linn. leaves showed epidermis of the midrib is single layered and the epidermal cells are small, cubical, thick-walled, with the prominent cuticl presence of paracytic stomata, cyclocytic stomata Fig. 5 and absence of trichomes, under the polarized microscope, calcium oxalate appeared as druses and rosette type. In present study to evaluate microscopical characters of Ximenia americana leaf is carried out to lay down the standard which could be useful in future experimental studies.
A. Venkateswararao *, B. S. Pavani, P. Nikilyaswanth and K. S. Kumari
Department of Pharmacognosy, Adarsa College of Pharmacy, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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