Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2014)
Pharmacognostical studies on the stem of Hugonia mystax L.
Vimalavady A and Kadavul K
Hugonia mystax L. is an evergreen liana distributed throughout India, in dry forest area. Ethnobotanically, the stem bark used for indigestion, inflammations in the stomach, stomach pain and vomiting. The present investigation was analyzed to evaluate the pharmacognostical studies on selected medicinal plant for the first time in this plant. The parameters such as anatomical, histochemical colour reactions, fluorescence analysis, ash values, extractive values were evaluated in the stem. The values calculated and data collected could be used for the identification of powdered drug of this taxon. Pharmacognostical analysis will help to identify authentically the drug from adulteration, substitution in the herbal market and also for the quality control in pharmaceutical industry.
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Vimalavady A and Kadavul K. Pharmacognostical studies on the stem of Hugonia mystax L.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;3(4):140-148.