Pharmacognostic and phytochemical evaluation of the Solanun sisymbriifolium leaf

  • RP Prajapati
  • VP Karkare
  • MV Kalaria
  • SK Parmar
  • NR Sheth

Abstract

Solanum sisymbriifolium Lam. (Solanaceae) is an important medicinal herb in Ayurvedic medicine. In the present investigation, the detailed pharmacognostic study of S. sisymbriifolium leaf was carried out to lay down the standards which could be useful in future experimental studies. The study included macroscopy, microscopy, preliminary phytochemical screening and physicochemical evaluation. These observations will help in the Pharmacognostical identification and standardization of the drug in the crude form and also to distinguish the drug from its adulteration.

Keywords: Solanum sisymbriifolium, pharmacognosy, microscopy.

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 12(42), pp. 6133-6139

Author Biographies

RP Prajapati
Department of Pharmacogosy, Bhagwan Mahavir College of Pharmacy, Surat, Gujarat, India.
VP Karkare
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot Gujarat, India.
MV Kalaria
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot Gujarat, India.
SK Parmar
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot Gujarat, India.
NR Sheth
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot Gujarat, India.
Published
2016-06-06
Section
Articles

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