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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



http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB12.1799
AJOL African Journals Online