Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2016)
Pharmacognostical studies on leaves of Kigelia pinnata Linn
Author(s): Annapoornima Singh, Pushpendra Kumar, Alok Kumar, Ravindra Singh and Manoj Tripathi
Abstract: Kigelia pinnata Linn. (Balam Kheera) belongs to the family of Bignoniaceae and commonly called the "sausage" tree because of its hugs fruits. This species can reach 20 meters in height, Sausage like in appearance with long cord -like stalks. It is widely applied in the treatment of genital infections, gynecological disorders, renal ailments, fainting, epilepsy, rheumatism, sickle - cell anemia, psoriasis, respiratory ailment, skin complaint, body weakness, leprosy, worm infestation and kidney stones. The current communication provides a detailed account of the pharmacognostical investigation carried out on Kigelia pinnata Linn. leaves. The study has immense value in the botanical identification and standardization of the drug in the crude form HPTLC fingerprint profile and preliminary -phytochemical analysis were done along with fluorescence study and physicochemical analysis which may serve as useful indices for the correct identification of the powered drug. This study would be useful evidences for further investigations of the medicinal plant.
How to cite this article:
Annapoornima Singh, Pushpendra Kumar, Alok Kumar, Ravindra Singh, Manoj Tripathi. Pharmacognostical studies on leaves of Kigelia pinnata Linn. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(6):93-97.