Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2016)
Pharmacognostic evaluation, phytochemical investigation and antioxidant activity on leaves of Marsilea minuta Linn. (Marsileaceae)
Author(s): Modak Dwiti
Abstract: The present study deals with a detailed pharmacognostical study on the leaf of M. minuta. The preliminary phytochemical studies revealed the presence of carbohydrates, saponins, steroids, tannins and phenolic compounds. The morphological, microscopical and physicochemical standards developed in this study will provide referential information for identification of the crude drugs and standardization. QC standardization of the various medicinal plants used in traditional medicine is becoming more vital today in view of commercialization of formulations based on these plants. In the present study, various standardization parameters of leaves like macroscopical, microscopical characters, physicochemical parameters like foreign matter, LOD, ash values, extractive values, swelling index and foaming index were performed. The in-vitro antioxidant study was performed by DPPH and H2O2 Method.
How to cite this article:
Modak Dwiti. Pharmacognostic evaluation, phytochemical investigation and antioxidant activity on leaves of Marsilea minuta Linn. (Marsileaceae). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(2):134-140.