Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2015)
Pharmacognostical evaluation on the Medicinal & Nutritive fruits of Raamaphal â€“ Annona reticulata L.
M. Prathapa Reddy, T. R. Shantha, Vandana Bharathi, R. Kishore Kumar, G. Venkateshwarlu
Annona reticulata L. is one of the useful medicinal plant for various diseases, especially known for its nutritive and medicinal properties. In the present communication powder microscopy of the seed and microscopical studies on the fruit rind along with preliminary phytochemical studies have been carried out. Study revealed the presence of abundant oilgloubles, groups of stone cells, oil cavity with oil globules, epidermal cells filled with reddish tannin contents, simple starch grains in groups to mention a few characters. Fruits of A. reticulata have many medicinal properties like Anti-cancerous, antidysenteric, antihelmintic, and astringent, sweet, useful in blood complaints. Preliminary phytochemical studies revealed the presence of Alkaloides, proteins, Carbohydrates, terpenoides, phenols etc.
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M. Prathapa Reddy, T. R. Shantha, Vandana Bharathi, R. Kishore Kumar, G. Venkateshwarlu. Pharmacognostical evaluation on the Medicinal & Nutritive fruits of Raamaphal â€“ Annona reticulata L.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2015;4(1):21-28.