Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Fruit Pulp of Livistonia Chinensis

Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Fruit Pulp of Livistonia Chinensis


Priya T, Kailash T, Amit T


Abstract

Today world over, there is a great deal of interest in Ayurvedic system of medicine and thus the demand for various medicinal plants in the production of Ayurvedic medicines is ever increasing. Due to various geographical locations where these plants grew a great deal of adulteration or substitution is encountered in the commercial markets. Histological studies of the plant drugs are not only to study the adulterants but also are indispensable in accurate identification. Macroscopic character gives the physical appearance of the drug, which help in the recognition of a drug. The microscopically examination of crude drug aims at determination of the chemical nature of the cell wall along with the determination of the form and chemical nature of the cell contents. Standard procedure should be adapted to get the qualitative information about the purity and standard of a crude drug including the determination of various parameters like ash values, extractive values and moisture content studies. All though the active constituents of plant Livistonia chinensis mainly used in various type of cancer disease. In present investigation by using simple macro and micro techniques accurate identification of plant Livistonia chinensis has been established.


Keywords

Livistonia chinensis, Arecaceae, Macroscopic, Microscopic features, Standardisation


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Priya T, Kailash T, Amit T, Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Fruit Pulp of Livistonia Chinensis, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 2013, 2(3), 40-46.

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