Pharmacognistical and Phytochemical Evaluation of Roots of Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br. (Family: Apocynaceae)

Joshi, Vipin and Patil, VR and Avalaskar, AN (2011) Pharmacognistical and Phytochemical Evaluation of Roots of Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br. (Family: Apocynaceae). Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 558-563. ISSN 0975-8585

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Abstract

In Ethnomedicinal practices, the root of the plant Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br. is used in medicine as a substitute for Indian sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus). Roots are reported to possess demulcent, tonic, diaphoretic and diuretic properties. Root powder is administered with milk as blood purifier for diabetes, stone in bladder etc. The root is used as an alternative tonic, diuretic and demulcent. The investigation was carried out to study the pharmacognostic characteristics of the plant material. The various parameters like morphology, microscopy, physicochemical profile and the salient diagnostic features were studied along with TLC studies. Keywords: Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br, Kali Dudhi, Kantebhouri, pharmacognostic evaluation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutical Sciences
Depositing User: DR VIPIN JOSHI
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 11:05
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 11:05
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/791

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