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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2013, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : ( 280) Last page : ( 283)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.

Pharmacognostical Studies on Roo ot of Tribulus terrestris

Samy Mamdouh N.1,*, Bishr Mokhtar M.2, Ahmed Ahhmed A.3, Sayed Hanaa M.4, Kamel Mohamed S.1

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaccy, Minia University, Minia61519, Egypt

2Research and Development Department, Mepaco Company, Cairo, 11361, Egypt.

3Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Minia University, Minia-61519, Egypt.

4Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Assuit University, Assuit-71526, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Mamdouh N. Samy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Minia University, Minia 61519, Egypt. E-mail: Mamdouhnabil.2006@yahoo.com

Online published on 3 February, 2014.

Abstract

Tribulus terrestris L. is an annual, prostrate, bra anched herb of the Zygophyllaceae family. In traditional medicine, hot wa ater extract of the root is taken orally as an aphrodisiac. Therefore, in this context the detailed pharmacognostic study of root has been carried out wit h the aim to establish its pharmacognostical standards. The microscopical stu udies of root revealed the presence of cluster crystals, starch granules, lignifie ed fibers, pitted wood parenchyma and pitted xylem vessel.

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Keywords

Tribulus terrestris, Zygophyllaceae, pharmacognostical study, root.

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