TITLE

A STUDY TO EXPLORE THE PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF ARTEMISIA NILAGIRICA LEAVES FOUND IN NILGIRIS DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU

AUTHOR(S)
PAVALA RANI, N.; MOORTHI, C.; SENTHAMARAI, R.; KATHIRESAN, K.
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences;Oct-Dec2012, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p441
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Artemisia Nilagirica is an aromatic, herbaceous perennial plant belongs to Asteraceae family used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various ailments. The primary aim of the present study was to explore the pharmacognostic and phytochemical screening of Artemisia Nilagirica leaves found in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. Fluorescent behaviour of the leaf and phytochemical studies were performed. Microscopical studies revealed the presence of thick midrib, thin lamina, anomocytic stomata and glandular trichomes. Phytochemical studies revealed the presence of alkaloids, amino acids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, glycosides, terpenoids, steroids, saponins, essential oils, tannins and phenol in various extracts. These pharmacognostic and phytochemical characterization data would be helpful in authentication of raw material or crude drug of Artemisia Nilagirica leaves found in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu.
ACCESSION #
82826592

 

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