PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDIES OF THE STEM OF CARRISA EDULIS
AbstractC. edulis is used in traditional medicine in the treatment of toothache, chest complaints cough, stomach ulcer, lumbago, inflamed glands worms and as aphrodisiac. Macroscopical, microsopical and chemo-microscopical examinations have been carried out on the stem (powdered bark and anatomical sections). Also evaluative parameters, ash value, acid insoluble ash, moisture content and extractive values were determined. This could serve in the identification and preparation of a monograph on the plant.
Key Words: Carissa edulis, Pharmacognostic characters, Apocynaceae
Nig. J. Nat Prod. And Med. Vol.3 1999: 31-38