PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDIES ON ROOTS OF TRIANTHEMA DECANDRA LINN., AIZOACEAEAbstract
Trianthema decandra Linn., belongs to family Aizoaceae, commonly known as “Punarnavi” in Sanskrit, “Gadabandi” in Hindi, and “Vellai sharuni” in Tamil. This plant is globally distributed tropical and subtropical regions. In India, it grows in dry-soil lands. It has been known since ancient times for curative properties and has been utilized for treatment of various ailments such as burns and wounds. The roots are aperients and said to be useful in hepatitis, asthma, and suppression of the menses. A decoction of the root-bark is given as an aperients. The juice of the leaves dropped into the nostrils relieves one-sided headache. 1 In the present investigation, the detailed Pharmacognostic study of Trianthema decandra root is carried out to lay down the standards, which could be useful in future Forensic identification of unknown plant material. Results: The study includes macroscopic, microscopic, preliminary phytochemical screening and physicochemical evaluation. The objective this was to characterize the unknown plant material. Conclusion: In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the standardization of selected medicinal plant of potential therapeutic significance. Despite the modern techniques, identification of plant drug by Pharmacognostic study is more reliable.
Veeresh *, P. Kumar and V. R. M. Gupta
Depertment of Pharmacognosy Smt. Sarojini Ramulamma College of Pharmacy, Mahabubnagar, India.
16 December 2015
20 January 2016
26 January 2016
29 February 2016