Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2013)
Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Investigation of Givotia rottleriformis Griff. Ex Wight Bark
Author(s): Madhira Geetha and Vijayalakshmi A.
Abstract: The aim of the present study is to investigate the pharmacognostic and phytochemical investigation of the bark of Givotia rottleriformis Griff. EX Wight. belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae, which is greatly valued in Ayurveda for setting of bone fractures. In microscopic studies, transverse section (TS) of bark and its powder characters were studied and characteristic features were established. Physicochemical parameters such as total ash value, acid insoluble ash value and water soluble ash value were determined. The alcohol soluble extractive and water soluble extractive was also determined. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of alcoholic extract was carried out. The results of preliminary phytochemical screening were positive for flavonoids, carbohydrates, alkaloids, glycosides, proteins and saponins. The results obtained from standardization of bark of Givotia rottleriformis established the macro- and microscopical parameters, physicochemical parameters, TLC profiles that characterize the genuine plant drug. The present study provides pharmacognostical, physicochemical and phytochemical details of the bark of Givotia rottleriformis which are useful in laying down standardization and pharmacopoeia parameters.
Tangential Longitudinal Section of the bark of Givotia rottleriformis
How to cite this article:
Madhira Geetha, Vijayalakshmi A.. Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Investigation of Givotia rottleriformis Griff. Ex Wight Bark. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(3):188-194.