PHARMACOGNOSTICAL PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF ARISTOLOCHIA BRACTEOLATE (ARISTOLOCHIACEAE)Abstract
Aristolochia bracteolate is a small, glabrous shrub occurring in India. It belongs to the family Aristolochiaceae. The whole plant is used in various ailments like abortifacient, alterative, anthelmintic, antiperiodic, emmenagogue and purgative. The stem and root are having aristolochia acid (Alkaloid). The leaves and roots are used to rid the body of Guinea worm (a parasitic infection caused by a nematode). In present study was macroscopical, microscopy, physiochemical parameters (extractive values, crude fiber content, ash values, foreign organic matter), fluorescent analysis, plant cell inclusions reported. The ethanolic plant extraction was carried out by using a soxhlet apparatus. The extract was screened for phytochemical properties by using a color reaction test.