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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 16) Last page : ( 20)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2016.00004.2

Pharmacognostical studies on Thespesia populnea Leaf

Parthasarathy R.*, Singh Amrender, Bhowmik Debjit

Himachal Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research Naudan, Bela, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh-177033

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rps.rathy@rediffmail.com

Online published on 9 March, 2016.


Thespesia populnea is a reputed ever green tree belonging to the family Malvaceae; commonly known as Indian tulip tree. The plant is distributed tropical regions and coastal forest in India. It is well known and all the parts are used in traditional system of medicine. The plant has been used as astringent, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, haemostatic, anti-diarroheal and anti-inflammatory. The scientific parameter is necessary to identify the exact plant material and to find its quality and purity. The present study deals with various pharmacognostical examinations like organoleptic or macroscopical characters, microscopical or anatomical studies, physical evaluation and preliminary phytochemical screening of various successive extracts were carried out and the parameters were reported. These studies indicated the possible information for correct identification and standardization of this plant material.



Thespesia populnea, leaf macroscopy, leaf microscopy.


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