PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDY OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN GHOTI TRIBAL REGION OF NASHIK DISTRICTAbstract
World Health Organization appreciated the importance of medicinal plants for public health care in developing nations. The tribal region of Ghoti Taluka-Igatpuri, district-Nashik has various medicinal plant species to cure the ailments. This medicinal plant species are found in the Kokani region of Ghoti and Igatpuri. The pharmacognostic study of these medicinal plants used in ghoti tribal region can help to discover new drugs to cure various ailments provided the data given is scientifically evaluated. The present study highlights the pharmacognostical as well as phytochemical studies including parameters such as macroscopic, microscopic characters, physical evaluation and preliminary phytochemical studies of some medicinal plants used in Ghoti region of Nashik district. These observations will help in the pharmacognostical identification and standardization of the drug in the crude form and also distinguish the drug from its adulteration.
N. V. Kadam *, D. S. Borade and Y. V. Ushir
S.M.B.T College of Pharmacy, Nandi Hills, Dhamangaon, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
16 January 2014
25 February 2014
27 March 2014
01 April 2014