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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 10, Issue : 4
First page : ( 291) Last page : ( 298)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00047.X

Pharmacognostical Studies on the leaves of Jatropha tanjorensis

Viswanathan M. B.1,*, Ananthi J. Jeya2,**, Venkateshan N.2

1Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Trichy-21(India)

2Department of Pharmaceutics, Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Krishnankoil-626126 (India)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vinaabdu@gmail.com


Online published on 27 December, 2018.


Species of Jatropha belonging to the family of Euphorbiaceae are found distributed in the tropical, Subtropical region. Most of them are generally grown as hedge species and contain sticky, opalescent, acrid and astringent latex, which promote healing of wounds, refractory ulcer, Septic gums and as styptic in cuts and bruises. Jatropha tanjorensis is one of the 9 species in Tamil Nadu. This paper deals with the micro morphological studies carried out on in the leaves of Jatropha tanjorenesis one of the WHO Accepted Parameters for identification of medicinal plants; Taxonomy, Distribution and Medicinal Uses of Jatropha L. Pharmacognosy, Physico-chemical standards, Determination of Total Ash; Water-Soluble Ash, Acid-Insoluble Ash, Alcohol-Soluble Extractive, Water-Soluble Extractive, Leaf Constant, Vein Islet Number and Vein Termination Number, Stomatal Index and Stomatal Number, Microscopical Evaluation of Leaf and Powder, Collection of Plant Specimens, Sectioning and Photomicrographs.



Jatropha tanjorensis, leaves, micro morphology.


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