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Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 69) Last page : ( 72)
Print ISSN : 2231-5640. Online ISSN : 2231-5659.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5659.2015.00011.9

Pharmacognostic Study of White Teak

Dr Wanjari Anita S.*

Associate Professor, Department of Ras-Shastra and Bhaishaiya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurvedic College, Hospital and Research Center, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra

*Corresponding Author E-mail: wanjarias@rediffmail.com

Online published on 8 December, 2015.

Abstract

The aim of present study was to carry out pharmacognostic study of fruits of White teak. Fresh fruits and dried powder of the fruits were studied by morphology, microscopy, qualitative chemical test and florescence analysis of powdered drug. Other physicochemical parameters were also performed as per WHO guide lines. The detailed microscopy revealed the presence of stone cells, vascular strand and pitted parenchyma. Physicochemical parameters and florescence analysis were also studied. The preliminary phytochemical screening showed the presence of alkaloids, proteins, saponins, sterols, phenolic compounds and carbohydrates. The result of these studies could be useful for identification and standardization of White teak fruits.

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Keywords

White teak, morphology, microscopy, florescence analysis, proteins, phytochemical screening.

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