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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Pharmacognostical evaluation of Methika (Trigonella foenum graecum Linn.) seeds

Author(s):

Dr. Santosh Poudel, Dr. Pradeep and Dr. Devraj KC

Abstract:
Introduction: Trigonella foenum graecum L. known as Methika (Family Papillionaceae) is an annual herb being used as culinary and traditional medicine from ancient time.
Methods: The present study was taken to determine the prerequisite pharmacognostic standards like organoleptic or morphological characteristics, microscopic studies, physiochemical evaluations, phyto- chemical screening, HPTLC of the powdered Methika seeds for evaluating the seed material.
Observations & Results: The microscopic study showed outermost layer of testa, linea lucida, columella, endosperm layer with aleurone grains and mucilage respectively. Phytochemical analysis showed various of phyto-constituents like alkaloid, steroids, tannins, saponins, amino acids, coumarins and amino acid. TLC of aqueous extracts of Methika showed 10 spots under long UV rays.
Discussion: The determination of these characteristics will aid future investigators in their pharmacological evaluation for correct identification and standardization of Methika seeds.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Santosh Poudel, Dr. Pradeep and Dr. Devraj KC. Pharmacognostical evaluation of Methika (Trigonella foenum graecum Linn.) seeds. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):1159-1164.

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