Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2014)
Pharmacognostical Studies on Indigofera aspalathoides Vahl ex DC (Fabaceae)
Rajabudeen E. Saravana Ganthi A and M. Padma Sorna Subramanian
Nature has created plants in the world for every ailment and there is a cure for every diseases and man has to find it. Indigofera aspalathoides Vahl ex DC is herb distributed in hill slopes of southern peninsular India. The methanol extract possesses hepatoprotective activity. whole plant used to treat leprosy, cancer, oedema, abscess, and skin diseases. Systematic and detailed Pharmacognostical studies were performed onIndigofera aspalathoides. The studies include anatomical characters of leaf, stem and roots, fluorescence analysis of the leaf, stem and root powders and their extracts in petroleum ether (40 - 60o), benzene, chloroform and methanol in the selected species. Quantitative determination such as moisture content, total ash, water-soluble ash, acid insoluble ash, water extractive values and sulphated ash have also been made. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of the extracts was done and the results showed that tannins, protein and steroid were predominantly present in all the form extracts of leaf, stem and root.
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Rajabudeen E. Saravana Ganthi A and M. Padma Sorna Subramanian. Pharmacognostical Studies on Indigofera aspalathoides Vahl ex DC (Fabaceae). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;3(3):86-91.