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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Pharmacognostical & physicochemical evaluation of Parthenium hysterophorus plant

Author(s):

Suchita Patel, Divyang K Patel and Dr. Bhavesh Nayak

Abstract:
Background: Parthenium hysterophorus is declared invasive weed belongs to family Asteraceae & it is threatening the biodiversity and human health in several areas of India. Until date no pharmacognostical & physicochemical evaluation has been reported for this plant.
Aim: The present study deals with the complete morphological, microscopic, physicochemical & phytochemical screening of whole plant of Parthenium hysterophorus.
Materials and Methods: Thin transverse sections of fresh root, stem & leaf were taken for the morphological & microscopical studies. Dried whole plant powder was used for physicochemical analysis. For preliminary phytochemical study aqueous extractives of plant were used.
Results: Detailed Pharmacognostic study of leaf, stem and root indicated the plant was dicotyledons type. In proximate analysis of plant, the value of loss on drying was found to be 4.05±0.5% w/v. The total ash, acid insoluble ash & water soluble ash were found to be 14.28±0.72% w/w, 4.76±0.24% w/w & 9.52±0.48% w/v respectively. The alcohol soluble extractive, water soluble extractive values were found to be 32±1.0% & 16±0.95% w/v respectively. Phytochemical screening of aqueous extract of Parthenium hysterophorus showed the presence of triterpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids and glycosides.

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How to cite this article:
Suchita Patel, Divyang K Patel and Dr. Bhavesh Nayak. Pharmacognostical & physicochemical evaluation of Parthenium hysterophorus plant. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):604-607.

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