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Pharmacognostic Studies of Aerial Part of Methanolic Extract of Tridax procumbens
Dibyajyoti Saha*, Swati Paul
Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Chittagong.
The aerial part of Tridax procumbens(family: Asteraceae) was studied to fix the parameters for pharmacognostical standards.The results of organoleptic study offer a scientific basis for the use of Tridax procumbens which possess characters like green colour, characteristic odour, mucilaginous and slightly bitter taste. The fluorescence analysis under visible UV light and under UV light by treatment with different chemical reagents showed different colour changes. These created an interest to test the possible phytochemical activity of the plant. In the screening process of Tridax procumbens indicate the presence of Reducing sugars, Steroids, Alkaloids, Glycosides, Tannins, Flavonoids and Gums. The Pharmacognostic study was performed by using standard procedure. Further, detailed studies are needed to know whether in-vivo administration of the extracts is beneficial for patients.
Organoleptic; fluorescence; pharmacognostic study
Dibyajyoti Saha, Swati Paul. Pharmacognostic Studies of Aerial Part of Methanolic Extract of Tridax procumbens. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2(3): July-Sept. 2012; Page 107-109.
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