PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STANDARDIZATION OF KAILASPATIAbstract
Pharmacognostical parameters for the leaves including petiole of Kailaspati was studied with the aim of drawing the Pharmacognostical standards for this species. Macroscopical and microscopical characters of leaves and petiole, powder characteristics studies, fluorescence studies and thin layer chromatographic studies of the leaves powder included. The study also deals with the preliminary phytochemical screening of the leaves and petioles of Kailaspati with various extracts such as petroleum ether to water. Glandular, non-glandular trichomes and starch grains were identified. The qualitative analysis of some secondary metabolites, to ascertain medicinal claims of this widely used medicinal plant. The results showed that the moderate presence of oils, alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, ketosteroids, amino acids, phenols, and triterpenoids. The study includes pharmacognostical standardization of Kailaspati with petiole first time.