Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2013)
Pharmacognostic evaluation and preliminary phyto-chemical screening of the dried powder of stem bark of Mimusops elengi Linn. and leaf of Jasminum sambac Ait.
Author(s): Dhanashri Mestry¹, Vidya V. Dighe
Abstract: The stem bark of Mimusops elengi Linn. (Sapotaceae) and leaves of Jasminum sambac Ait. (Oleaceae) are known to have many medicinal uses in Indian ethno medicines. These both are famous fragrant plants widely cultivated in all over the world. Establishing pharmacognostic profile of these plants will assist in standardization of their quality, purity and sample identification. The present review is therefore, an effort to evaluate its microscopical powder characteristics, proximate analysis and phytochemicals present in these plants.